Mechanical (HVAC/Plumbing Systems)

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

This degree is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the building design fields of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Plumbing utilizing Manual and CAD drafting applications in Architectural, Engineering, or Construction related offices.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses. General Education courses complete the recommended classes for the Engineering Design Technology curriculum.

Recommended High School Preparation

Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science and introduction to computers.

Program Costs

Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment and supplies may be required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Transfer Students

Students who, after completing this program, are planning to continue specialization in this field by transferring to a four-year college, should consult the Requirements of Transfer Institutions section in this catalog and the engineering or related majors sections of the specific catalog for the institution to which they wish to transfer. Consultation with an SCC counselor is advised.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • prepare mechanical and plumbing plans for buildings that conform with current industry standards.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the process of mechanical and plumbing design by applying design principles to building design projects.

Associate in Science Degree

The Mechanical (HVAC/Plumbing Systems) Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.