These program criteria apply to engineering technology programs that include
air conditioning, HVAC, refrigerating, heating, or ventilating, or similar modifiers in their titles.
An accreditable program in Air Conditioning, Refrigerating, Heating and Ventilating Engineering Technology will prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application installation, manufacturing, operation, marketing and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems. Graduates of associate degree programs typically have competence in air-conditioning processes, heating/cooling load calculations, ventilation principles, pipe and duct design, system controls, system components, heating, refrigeration, economic analysis and computerized energy evaluation methods. Baccalaureate degree graduates are well prepared for design and development of complex systems complementing and expanding on lower division work.
Graduates of associate degree programs must demonstrate knowledge and
hands-on competence appropriate to the goals of the program in
(a) utilizing air-conditioning processes, heating and cooling load calculations, ventilation principles, pipe and duct design, system controls, system components, heating, refrigeration, economic analysis, and computerized energy evaluation methods in system design.
(b) applying mathematics, physics or chemistry, thermodynamics, psychrometrics, and fluid mechanics to HVAC&R systems
Graduates of baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate, in addition to outcomes expected of associate degree graduates, the ability to:
(c) analyze and design complex HVAC&R systems.
(d) apply project management to HVAC&R systems.
(e) apply economic