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2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, A.A.S.

Location(s): WO

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CIP Code: 47.0201

NOVA Code: 9040 

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare students for jobs in the air conditioning and refrigeration field. The second year provides students with skills that lead to leadership positions in the HVACR industry. Occupational objectives include industry licensing, advanced critical thinking skills, and state tradesman licenses in HVACR. Occupational objective includes preparing graduates with the knowledge and skills to become industry certified technicians, as well as meeting the educational requirements to be licensed as a HVACR Tradesman in Virginia.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the program head.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Special Accreditation Status: The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Associate of Applied Science is accredited by HVAC Excellence (Benchmark of Academic Excellence). The date of the last review was 2010.

Two Years

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration: 61-64 credits

Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

1 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives 

2 Students who plan a career path in residential or commercial HVAC should select AIR 205 AIR 207 AIR 235 , and AIR 257  . Students who desire a controls focus should select AIR 213 AIR 231 AIR 232 , and AIR 240  

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives .

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