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We offer 469 courses at Northwest Technical College. Select a subject below to get a listing of the courses in that subject. Click on a course to see the description and detailed information about the course. To see when these classes are available to take, please see the Current Class Schedule.

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PLHE 2095

HVAC Design and Installation

Credits: 3

Description: This course covers installation of forced air heating systems in a hands-on situation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theory of operation and design and applying the theory learned in previous classroom settings. The learners will be installing a furnace and ductwork system from building the supply and return air plenums for the furnace to final testing and operation of the furnace system. Prerequisite(s): 1000 level courses

Credit Breakdown: 2/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate self-development skills.
  4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  5. Demonstrate Professional Work Behavior


  1. Demonstrate design and layout skills
  2. Adapt to changing conditions and situations
  3. Work safely and efficiently
  4. Apply problem solving skills
  5. Work efficently with tools and equipment

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with the Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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