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Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation degree is designed to provide apprentices and journeyman with a broadened educational background and leadership skills so that students completing the associate degree program may be better equipped to enter supervisory managerial positions.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2015 Fall
Admission criteria

Students are admitted to this program through the Heat, Frost, and Asbestos Insulators Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (HFA JATC) selection process.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation (DEG)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation (5180)28-45
BPC/CIS+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers OR
CIS Computer Information Systems 100/200 level course(s)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select from zero (0) to seven (7) credits from the following courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship- Program Coordinator. Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.
BLT+++++Any BLT Building Safety and Construction technology course(s)
BPC+++++Any BPC Business Personal Computers course(s)
CAD+++++Any CAD Computer Aided Drafting course(s)
CNS+++++Any CNS Construction course(s)
GBS+++++Any GBS General Business course(s)
HFA+++++Any HFA Heat and Frost Technology course(s)
IND+++++Any IND Industry course(s)
MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s)
OSH+++++Any OSH Occupational Safety and Health course(s)
SPA+++++Any SPA Spanish course(s)
TDR+++++Any TDR Trade related course(s)
WLD+++++Any WLD Welding Technology course(s)
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area except COM225 Public Speaking.
Recommended courses are:
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment on District Placement Exam.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Equivalent course or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4
  • Apply knowledge of business-personal computers to the business setting. (BPC/CIS+++++)
  • Describe occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) safety precautions, regulations, first aid, and personal protection specific to the Insulation trade. (HFA101, HFA102)
  • Describe proper and safe use, maintenance and repair of tools, equipment, materials and accessories specific to the Insulation trade. (HFA101, HFA102, HFA115)
  • Bend, crimp and shape metal suing proper shaping tool/equipment. (HFA102)
  • Demonstrate proper use of cribbing tools, drills, shearing machines and their specific use. (HFA102, HFA150, HFA250)
  • Perform trade calculations including operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. (HFA110)
  • Perform trade calculations using metrics, algebraic operations, and geometric measurements applicable to the Insulation trade. (HFA110, HFA115)
  • Examine principals of insulation, materials, methods, application, seal and finish. (HFA115, HFA102)
  • Draw, bisect, trisect, divide and construct geometric linear and curvilinear geometric constructions. (HFA150)
  • Layout and design templates and patterns for tees, valves, flanges, end caps, radius elbows, cones, bevels, and tank heads. (HFA150, HFA250)
  • Demonstrate safe and proper erection, use, maintenance and disassembly of various types of scaffolding. (HFA204)
  • Identify insulation for piping for cryogenic service, underground piping, and ductwork in air handling systems. (HFA215)
  • Insulate vertical and horizontal cylinders, finished heads and bodies. (HFA215)
  • Read architectural, isometric, structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and ductwork drawings related to insulation projects. (HFA260)
  • Examine firestopping systems, materials and installation techniques. (HFA260)
  • Review supervision, management, communication, and leadership techniques required for the effective foreman. (HFA270)

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