Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). Read the full policy here.
The two-term (6-month) HVAC and Refrigeration diploma program prepares the student for entry-level employment in the residential and/or light commercial heating and air-conditioning service industry. Students are trained to be HVAC technicians in a real-world, hands-on lab environment. The HVAC program can be entered in any Fall or Spring Term.
Program Learning Outcomes
Assist students in understanding basic principles of heating/cooling systems, components and design.
Illustrate the basic concepts of heat exchangers, refrigerant flow control and types of fuels.
Assist students in developing the ability to assess the proper installation, piping and venting of heating/cooling systems.
Assist students in the operational theory, parts identification, component parts rebuilding, replacement, unit repair and operational procedures.
Assist students in developing the ability to install and troubleshoot basic controls and related devices in heating systems.
Develop students who can identify recover/recycle/reclaim refrigerant utilizing acceptable refrigerant management procedures.
Develop students in their understanding of the basic provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments and Montreal Protocol as they specifically affect the service technician.
Assist students in developing their skills with the basic concepts of both direct (DC) and alternating (AC) currents as it applies to the HVAC industry.
Develop students who understand and practice safe work practices encountered as a HVAC Technician