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Catalog 2022-2023 
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Energy Technology

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Important Information

Short Description

This program combines theory and hands-on experiences to prepare students for careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and energy. Certificate classes serve as building blocks to higher level certificates and/or a degree.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code


Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Catonsville, Brian Penn
443-840-5010 or bpenn@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:


CCBC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the CCBC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, click here .

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental coursework and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Session 1

Session 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Session 1

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 4 Credit(s). (full semester)
  • Program Electives 9 Credit(s).

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 19 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses .

  • Biological and Physical Sciences 4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 41 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and related energy technologies industry. The curriculum blends “leading edge” theory with a large amount of practical, “hands on” experiences for the purpose of developing confident, professional technicians/installers. All classes completed for a certificate serve as building blocks for higher level certificates and/or a degree at CCBC.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate the safe and proper use of HVAC tools and materials;
  2. interpret HVAC electrical schematics and circuitry;
  3. describe the refrigeration cycle and recognize interactions between its components;
  4. recognize proper installation and servicing methods for air conditioning and heating systems;
  5. identify and manipulate components of more advanced HVAC systems;
  6. calculate and design heating and cooling internal loads for commercial and residential installations; and
  7. interpret the structure and use of blueprints in commercial and residential HVAC systems.

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