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Degree Plans - Plumbing and Pipefitting Construction - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.PLUM.PIPE.HVAC

In partnership with the Dallas Joint Apprenticeship Committee for the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, this program provides a one-year certificate in Plumbing when the students complete the technical and on-the-job training outlined in the certificate for Plumbing. Topics covered include welding, print reading, trade math, science, rigging, residential and commercial air conditioning systems, pneumatic systems and controls, commercial and industrial heating systems, programmable logic controllers, and motors and pump related control systems.



CNBT 1201 Introduction to the Construction Industry 2
WLDG 1277 Introduction to Welding Fundamentals I 2
PFPB 1273 Mechanical Drafting for Plumbing/Pipefitting 2
WLDG 1278 Introduction to Welding Fundamentals II 2
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
WLDG 2270 Intermediate Pipe Welding I 2


PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3
PFPB 1272 Basic HVAC for Plumbing/Pipefitting 2
ELPT 1215 Electrical Calculations I 2
PFPB 1225 Mechanics of Plumbing 2
HART 2271 Commercial Air Conditioning 2
HART 2273 Industrial Air Conditioning 2
PFPB 2239 Commercial and Industrial System Start-Up 2


HART 2274 Commercial and Industrial Pneumatic Controls 2
HART 1273 Air Conditioning Control Principles 2
HART 2270 Commercial and Industrial Heating Systems 2
PFPB 2271 Advanced HVAC for Plumbers/Pipefitters/AC 2
ELMT 2239 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 2
PFPB 2235 Commercial and Industrial Control Systems 2
PFPB 2277 Motors and Pump Alignment for Plumbers/Pipefitters/AC 2
Minimum Hours Required 42

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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