Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Associate of Applied Science

(66 credits)

NOTE: Students must receive a final grade of C or better in all required HVAC courses.

Core Requirements
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
Select one from the following:3
Business and Technical Communications3
Business and Professional Communication 13
Technical and Scientific Communication 13
COMM 253GPublic Speaking 13
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology 13
or SOC 101G Introductory Sociology
Related Requirements
BMGT or any approved ECON1 elective3
Select one from the following:3
Computer Literacy 13
Introduction to Information Technology3
Computer Applications for Technicians3
OETS 102Career Readiness Certification Preparation1
OETS 118Mathematics for Technicians3
Select 6 credits from the following:6
General Construction Safety3
Professional Development and Leadership1
Introduction to Sheet Metal Fabrication4
New Mexico Mechanical Codes: HVAC1-4
Building Analyst I3
Building Analyst II3
Welding Fundamentals3
and/or other approved elective(s)
Technical Requirements
HVAC 100EPA Clean Air Act: Section 608 21
HVAC 101Fundamentals of Refrigeration4
HVAC 102Fundamentals of Electricity4
HVAC 103Electrical and Mechanical Controls I4
HVAC 113Job Shadowing1
HVAC 205Commercial Refrigeration Systems4
HVAC 207Residential Air Conditioning Systems4
HVAC 209Residential Heating Systems4
HVAC 210Commercial Air Conditioning and Heating Systems4
HVAC 211Heat Pump Systems4
HVAC 213Practicum3
Total Credits66

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.


A fee of $55 is required for study guide and testing; must pass Type 1 and Type 2 tests.