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1 (AIR) Program Woodbridge Campus Note: View in Slide Show, then proceed by clicking the left mouse button. Woodbridge Campus - Air building Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program

2 Why Choose HVACR*? Technicians are in great demand Good pay – Starting annual wages $25,000 to $30,000 Interesting and fulfilling work Many opportunities for advancement *HVACR (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration) 2 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

3 Why Choose AIR classes at NOVA? Instructors – HVACR experience – Master licensed Courses – Relevant and practical – Hands-on lab experience 3 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

4 More Reasons to Choose NOVA AIR State-of-the-art classrooms and labs Accredited by HVAC Excellence HVACR companies prefer NOVA students Most employers pay for NOVA students courses All good students will get hired! 4 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

5 AIR Labs & Classrooms 5 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

6 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) How much does it cost? How long is each course? How many courses should I take? Do I have to get a certificate or degree? How much study time outside each class? How soon can I get a job in HVACR? Is there financial aid available? How do I get started at NOVA? 6 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

7 How Much Does It Cost? Virginia residents $ per credit Non-Virginia residents Out of state : – $ per credit Military contract-out of state : – $ per credit Business contract-out of state : – $ per credit 7 AIR courses are 3 or 4 credits each Plus textbooks and safety glasses As of the Spring 2013 semester: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

8 How Long is Each Course? 16 week semester Course meetings – one class per week 4 to 5 hours long – Class time is usually half lecture, half lab. 8 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

9 How many courses should I take? If you are already working full-time: – We recommend only 1 or 2 courses per semester If you want to go to NOVA full-time: – We recommend 16 to 18 credits per semester 9 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

10 Must I get a certificate or degree? No, you may take whatever courses you like. – However, employers like certificates and degrees First level is a Career Studies Certificate – Five AIR program courses, one elective Second level is A/C and Refrigeration Certificate – One more AIR course, English, Physics or Math, elective The Associate Degree (a 2-year college degree) – Six more AIR courses, three electives 10 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program

11 HVACR and Facilities Services Technology Career Studies Certificate Course number, description, and credits: – AIR 121 A/C & Refrigeration I(4 credits) – AIR 122 A/C & Refrigeration II(4 credits) – AIR 111 A/C & Refrigeration Controls 1 (3 credits) – AIR 134 Circuits and Controls (3 credits) – AIR 154 Basic Heating(4 credits) Or BLD 20 Intro to Plumbing(2 credits) – English or Communication (CST) elective (3 credits) – SDV 100 College Success Skills(1 credit) 11 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

12 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate The Career Studies Certificate, plus: – AIR 213 A/C & Refrigeration Controls III(4 credits) – ENG 111 College Composition I(3 credits) If not already taken for the Career Studies Certificate – PHY 101 Intro to Physics(3 credits) Or MTH 151 Mathematics for Liberal Arts(3 credits) – Social Science elective (3 credits) 12 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

13 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Associate of Applied Science Degree The A/C and Refrigeration Certificate, plus: – AIR 205 Hydronics and Zoning(4 credits) – AIR 207 Heat Loads and Psychrometrics(4 credits) – AIR 235 Heat Pumps(4 credits) – AIR 238 Advanced Troubleshooting(4 credits) – AIR 251 Air Conditioning Systems I(4 credits) – AIR 252 Air Conditioning Systems II(4 credits) – AIR 257 Gas-Fired Warm Air Furnaces(4 credits) – Humanities/Fine Arts elective (3 credits) – PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness(1 credit) 13 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

14 How much study time outside each class? About 1 hour per week for each course credit. – Example: a 3-credit course requires 3 hours of study per week This is an average depending on your study habits The Student Development (SDV 100) course teaches study skills, test taking, and more. 14 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus

15 How soon can I get a job in HVAC? When you have the basic skills for HVACR – Employers prefer a Career Studies Certificate: Two courses in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Two courses in Electricity & Controls One course in Basic Heating Systems 15 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program

16 Is there financial aid available? Yes, apply at the financial aid office – Many NOVA students are receiving financial help Most employers help pay for learning – They cover your tuition to continue HVACR studies 16 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program

17 How do I get started at NOVA? First, enroll online at – There is no charge to enroll – Enrolling provides NOVA with your personal info and educational history – You will receive a student I.D. # and address Then, go to Student Services room 202 Woodbridge campus – Our counselors will give you some good advice Finally, register for classes online 17 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program

18 Miscellaneous Info 18 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus Woodbridge Campus Neabsco Mills Road Woodbridge, VA Less than 2 miles off I-95 South Exit 156 The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is part of the Natural Science and Math Division Room 208, Seefeldt Building

19 Start Learning Today Start Earning Tomorrow Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program – Woodbridge Campus


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