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Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning

The Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning (PHAC) Program prepares students for entry-level positions in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning industry. Students receive training in all aspects of PHAC systems and water pumps. Internship opportunities, with local employers, provide valuable on-the-job training. Upon successful completion of the one-year program, students receive a PHAC Certificate and have the opportunity to sit for the Journeyman license and industry competency examination.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply refrigeration cycle.
  • Acknowledge electrical theory.
  • Apply regulations of the Uniform Plumbing Code.
  • Be aware of high and low volt circuits.
  • Apply gas heating.
  • Recognize drain waste vent systems.
  • Repair and recognize water distribution.

Required Courses

First Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
OSHA-110 OSHA Training 1
PHAC-101 Plumbing Fundamentals 4
PHAC-110 EPA 608 1
PHAC-111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
PHAC-112 Heating System Fundamentals 3
PHAC-113 HVAC Fundamentals 4
SS-102 Tech Connect 0

Second Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
PHAC-107 Workplace Skills 1
PHAC-104 Advanced Plumbing Fundamentals 3
HE-120 Locator Operations-Level I 1
PHAC-114 Advanced Electrical Fundamentals 3
PHAC-115 Advanced Heating Systems Fundamentals 3
PHAC-116 Advanced HVAC Fundamentals 4
PHAC-108 Shop PracticumOR 3
PHAC-109 Internship 3

General Education Course Requirements

Course Code Course Name Credits
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-102 Essential Math T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
Total Required Hours

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

Additional Notes:

Optional:  The Plumbing Heating and Air-Conditioning program can be combined with other construction trade programs (Carpentry/Cabinetmaking, or Heavy Equipment Operation) to achieve an Associate of Applied Science degree in Building Construction Technology.
*Note additional General Education courses required.

This Program is available in Beloit
and Hays

Department Chair

Beloit: Robert Chitty

Hays: Andrew Schwindt

Program Instructors

Mike Eckroat