Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program

Faculty and Program Director

Morgan Chaddick, Instructor
Umphrey Industrial Technology Center, Office 201G
(409) 984-6385
chaddickmd@lamarpa.edu

Sheila Guillot, Business and Industrial Technology Department Chair
Umphrey Industrial Technology Center, Office 201B
(409) 984-6381
guillsr@lamarpa.edu

Program Description

The heating, air conditioning and refrigeration associate of applied science degree prepares the individual for a technical service career in residential or light commercial/industrial environmental systems. The student will study the mechanical and electrical/electronic systems involved in contemporary environmental controls.

The HVAC certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry level employment in the residential and/or light commercial heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems are addressed throughout the program.

Students will receive practice in installation, troubleshooting inoperative equipment, and performing preventive maintenance on air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment.

The HVAC program will be housed in the Sheila McCarthy Umphrey Industrial Technology Center that will open in the Fall 2017 Semester. Students with a HVAC major must earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all technical courses in the Recommended Program of Study.