This program provides a focused, concentrated study of the latest available technology in the design, calculation, and practical applications of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems. Classes focus on various HVAC systems and components, their advantages and disadvantages, and their relative energy consumption. The coursework also emphasizes the merit of energy analysis and methods of savings through innovation in HVAC design for today’s smart, green buildings.
Each course starts with the fundamentals followed by practical application, real life examples, and the most common design solutions. The curriculum emphasizes on the latest critical do’s and don’ts and accepted rules‐of-thumb checks in the field of HVAC and DDC systems.
Frank Shadpour is a Registered Mechanical Professional Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience in energy efficiency and sustainable mechanical design. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and has a Master’s degree from the University of Redlands, California. Mr. Shadpour is also an ACG Certified Commissioning Authority; an USGBC LEED Accredited Professional; an ASPE Certified Plumbing Designer; a CSI Certified Construction Specifier; and an ASHRAE Healthcare Facility Design Professional.
An active member in both the professional and academic communities, Mr. Shadpour is an ASHRAE Fellow and a past President of the ASHRAE San Diego Chapter. He currently serves as the Program Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee, TC1.4, “Control Theory and Application”. He has also served as an Instructor of “HVAC Design & Control” courses at the University of California, San Diego since 1987.
Beginning his career as a HVAC technician at an early age, Mr. Shadpour has a great deal of experience in the start-up, troubleshooting, and servicing of HVAC and control systems. He currently serves as the President of SC Engineers, a leading engineering and planning firm in Southern California, providing environmentally responsive and technologically advanced solutions for a variety of facility types. To learn more, please visit the firm website at www.scengineers.net.
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There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
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Students should have a desire to learn concepts in Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and have familiarity with computers.
This is a hybrid program. Three courses are hands-on and in-class only. Two courses are offered online using Blackboard, our online learning platform. You may click here for a tour of Blackboard. You do not need a password to browse the “Student” tab at the top of the page. You may click on “Getting Started” on the left side column; and can “Take a Course Tour” or select various topics for a general understanding about our Blackboard system.
For more information on class formats you can click on each course in the matrix above. Classes in the matrix depict quarter and format (online or in-class) courses are offered.
Yes, the program is open to non-California residents, including non-US residents. The certificate and course fees are the same for all students.
All required courses, which are in-person classes, must be taken on site in San Diego. Online classes can be taken from anywhere in the world.
If you have questions about how enrolling in courses may or may not affect your visa status, please contact our International Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-6784.
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Students typically complete the program within eighteen (18) months. The program schedule allows students to take one course per quarter. You have up to five years to complete all requirements for the certificate.
If you have taken a course from an accredited university covering the learning objectives of a required or elective course, you may be able to transfer a total of one class per certificate to Extension. You may send your request along with details about how the class at your accredited university is equivalent to our Extension course. Attach an electronic transcript and send your email to email@example.com.
If you have not taken a course elsewhere, but already have the skills covered in a course, you may be able to substitute an alternate Extension course in its place. Send your request to substitute one of the program courses to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, indicate which course you would like to take and which course it would substitute. Include how a substitution may better meet your professional or employment needs. The class should align with the overall student learning outcomes of this certificate. As previously mentioned only one waiver total can be granted per certificate. Requests for these considerations require departmental approval. Contact email@example.com to make a request or for additional information.
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