Business & Technology
Specialized Diploma conferred
As a graduate of Northampton's Indoor Environmental Control program, you will have the qualifications needed to find good-paying employment in the HVAC/R field. Many of our graduates command above-average salaries as facilities maintenance technicians in commercial and industrial facilities and as service technicians in heating and air conditioning service organizations.
Our program was created in response to the needs of business and industry for short-term job training programs. Students gain in-depth understanding of cooling, heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems and maintenance practices at an accelerated pace.
Our program offers the unique opportunity to learn the concepts and practices on components and equipment used in actual HVAC/R (heating, ventilating, air conditioning/refrigeration) systems.
The program's curriculum includes electrical theory, heating and cooling concepts, refrigeration cycle theory, equipment operation, component specification, whole system operation, system calculations, and diagnostic approaches. Depending on your choice of electives, you can gain many additional skills related to oil and gas-fired and electric heating systems, heat pumps, air conditioning, ventilation systems and unitary refrigeration systems such as icemakers and coolers. You can also learn the proper EPA-approved method of recovery and handling of refrigerants. Our technical electives allow the student to specialize in certain areas of HVAC/R to meet the needs of a variety of employers.
If you decide to advance your education further, all of the course work in this specialized diploma program can be applied toward Northampton's associate's degree in Electromechanical Technology. Courses are conveniently offered during the evening in the fall and spring semesters.
Graduates of the program will:
|Course Code||Course Title||
|ELTC 107||Electrical Wiring I||
|EMEC 101||Electrical Fundamentals||
|EMEC 135||Electrical Motors and Controls||
|HVAC 101||Fundamentals of HVAC/R I||
|HVAC 102||Fundamentals of HVAC/R II||
|HVAC ___||Technical Electives +||
Career Potential: Facilities Maintenance Mechanic, HVAC Service Technician, Refrigeration Technician