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HVAC Systems Design

Architect overseeing construction project

Learn the specialized skills to design Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for commercial, institutional and multi-family residential building applications. Topics covered include load calculations, ventilation and air distribution, ductwork and piping distribution systems, energy usage and efficiency, code and design standards, equipment classification, sizing, selection and components, comparison of heating and cooling systems and their components, life cycle costing and value considerations, the design process and project coordination, and more.

The Professional Certificate in HVAC Systems Design credential is issued to students who successfully complete four 6-week courses.

Required Courses

  1. HVAC Fundamentals COPM-0210
  2. HVAC Systems COPM-0220
  3. HVAC Plant Equipment COPM-0230 (to be offered Spring 2020)
  4. HVAC Systems Design Process COPM-0240 (To be offered Spring 2020)

Transfer Credit Policy
Students who have recently completed comparable non-degree courses at an accredited two- or four-year college or university with a grade of B or higher may request approval to apply those courses toward the completion of a professional certificate at the Fordham Real Estate Institute. Students are encouraged to seek approval from the program director prior to the start of their first course at Fordham. With prior approval, students may transfer up to two courses toward a six-course professional certificate at the Fordham Real Estate Institute.

Students may enroll in individual courses at the Fordham Real Estate Institute without pursuing a certificate.