G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks.
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.
PURPOSE: This three-semester program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the heating and air conditioning field. This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.
CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Completion of this program fulfills the education requirements to take the state HVAC journeyman exam. Students will complete the Environmental Protection Agency 608 Technician Certification test, as required by the federal Clean Air Act of 1990.
The College has entered into a regional reciprocity agreement through NC-SARA to accept out-of-state students (except for students residing in California) in our online programs and courses. Students may contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) at 804-225-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information related to state agency contacts for complaint resolution. General disclosure information about external certification or licensure requirements outside the state of Virginia may be found at www.jtcc.edu/NC-SARA.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic components in the compression refrigeration cycle and the purpose of each component.
- Operate oxyacetylene and turbo torch outfits and successfully and braze copper tubing connections with proficiency.
- Install required electrical components and electrical wiring of a typical heating and air conditioning system.
- Successfully complete the Environmental Protection Agency 608 Technician Certification test, as required by the federal Clean Air Act of 1990.