Information on the alignment requirements for the HVAC Program

CIP Code: 47.0201
CIP Name: Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Approval Status

The HVAC Alignment was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on February 13, 2013.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment.

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation

The Business and Industry Committee recommend the following industry credentials for all HVAC programs: Completion of an HVAC Certificate B program, Obtainment of OSHA 10, recommended an entry-level credential in one of the following areas: Industry Competency Exam (ICE), National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), HAVC Excellence or North American Technician Excellence (NATE).  Colleges are encouraged to seek accreditation from an HVAC accrediting agency such as The Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA), NCCER or HVAC Excellence. 

Alignment Map:

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Common Courses  (14-16 credit hours)
Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

HVAC Fundamentals 4 credit hours (pdf)
Heating System Fundamentals 3 credit hours (pdf)
Electrical Fundamentals 4 credit hours (pdf)
Workplace Skills 1 credit hour (pdf)
EPA 608 1 credit hour (pdf)
Safety Orientation/OSHA 10 or 30 1 to 3 credit hours (pdf)

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.