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186 Jay Street
Voorhees 437 (V-437)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5160

EnvironControl@citytech.cuny.edu

Environmental Control Technology/AAS

Environmental control technology is the study of the science, equipment and systems that are essential to creating and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. Sophisticated air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems are required to maintain the healthful indoor air quality that enables us to live and work in an urban setting, while conserving and utilizing energy resources wisely.

The environmental control technology curriculum contains the theory, design and practical laboratory courses that enable our graduates to secure substantial employment immediately upon graduation and to continue their professional growth. They can continue their education to the baccalaureate level in the facilities management degree with no loss of credit, or elect to study for mechanical engineering degrees elsewhere.

Graduates are able to pursue a wide variety of jobs in many different sectors of the economy. Among the many available careers are operating engineers, designers and CAD specialists, sales engineers, estimators and project managers. Commercial office buildings, large residential complexes, hospitals and health care agencies, museums, schools, consulting engineers and service contractors all seek graduates from this curriculum.

Employers of our graduates include Trane Air Conditioning, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Donnelly Mechanical, New York University, Jaros Baum & Bolles, Albert Weiss Air Conditioning, J.T. Falk Consulting Engineers, New York City Transit Authority and The Accardi Companies.

EC AAS Degree Learning Outcomes

Graduates learn the theory, design and practical aspects of environmental control technology to be able to:

  • Design heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems.
  • Efficiently operate and manage the environmental systems of large commercial, institutional, residential and similar facilities.
  • Install, maintain and repair the full range of heating and air conditioning systems in use today and the evermore sophisticated systems planned for the future.

Other Degree Opportunities

Students who have successfully completed the requirements for the AAS degree are eligible for transfer into the bachelor of technology in Facilities Management program. Click here for a complete description. They may also continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree at other colleges. Transfer credit granted will depend upon each institution’s requirements.

Alternate Format

Alternate format advanced placement is offered in environmental control technology. Please consult the department for eligibility requirements and further information.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

21-22 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE (3 COURSES, 9-10 CREDITS


English Composition (1 course, 3 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3-4 credits)

MAT 1190

MAT 12752 or higher
Quantitative Reasoning
OR
College Algebra and Trigonometry
3

4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 3 credits)

Any Approved Course

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (4 COURSES, 12 CREDITS)

Select one course from any four of the following five areas.12

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

Any Approved Course

Writing Intensive Requirement3

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 39 CREDITS
ENVC 1110 Principles of Air Conditioning I3
ENVC 1111 Air Conditioning Systems Laboratory I1
ENVC 1120 HVAC Systems Graphics2
ENVC 1210 Combustion Processes and Equipment3
ENVC 1211 Heating Systems Laboratory1
ENVC 1220 Hydronic Systems Design3
ENVC 1250 Fire Protection, Plumbing and Electrical Systems for Buildings3
ENVC 2311 Refrigeration Laboratory I1
ENVC 2312 Principles of Refrigeration3
ENVC 2321 Air Conditioning Systems Laboratory II1
ENVC 2322 Principles of Air Conditioning II3
ENVC 2340 Air Conditioning Systems Design3
ENVC 2411 Refrigeration Laboratory II1
ENVC 2420 Principles of HVAC Systems Controls3
ENVC 2432 Advanced Air Conditioning Systems Design3
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
MAT 1190

MAT 1275 or higher
Quantitative Reasoning
OR
College Algebra and Trigonometry


Met as GenEd

Select one of the following seven courses (3 credits):

3
ENVC 2401 Renewable and Hybrid Energy Systems
ENVC 2421 Air Conditioning Systems Laboratory III
ENVC 2436 HVAC Systems Cost Estimating
ENVC 2442 Principles of Environmental Protection
ENVC 2452 Principles of Facility Energy Management
ENVC 2462 Sustainability, Energy Processes and Equipment
ENVC 2900 Internship

Free Elective Credit

As indicated or as required to reach 60 credits for AAS

2
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 38-39
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 21-22
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 60

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.

2 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1275 will be required to take MAT 1175 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4.

3 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website