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HVAC - Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Certificate

Purpose: Demands for trained, certified personnel to serve a variety of industries and businesses who sell, service, and maintain modern heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment are very much in evidence. This program is designed to train individuals in basics of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technology. Persons completing this course of study should be able to enter the workforce as an entry level Maintenance Technician.

Occupational Objectives: Air Conditioning Repair, Air Conditioning Mechanic Helper, Heat Pump Installer, Heat Pump Mechanic, Furnace Installer Mechanic, Furnace Installer Helper, Refrigeration Mechanic, Refrigeration Mechanic Helper, Technical Sales Specialist

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements for the College, entry into the HVAC Certificate program requires that the program coordinator and the college counseling staff conduct an entry assessment interview with each applicant.

Program Requirements: The curriculum comprises 49 semester hours of the basics and essentials of refrigeration systems, together with concurrent support courses in communications, computation, and electricity. Practical skills in blueprint reading provide a basis for employment in larger or smaller operations.

Program Features: The Certificate course offerings will be oriented towards part-time or full-time students who wish to develop their career while in full-time employment or while pursuing full-time studies. The curriculum partially fulfills requirements for certification by the Refrigeration Industries of America (RIA). Co-requisites: ELE 140 for AIR 134, AIR 121 or 122 for AIR 165, AIR 134 and AIR 136 for AIR 235, and AIR 154 and AIR 235 for AIR 190 or equivalent.

Course NumberCourse TItleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
AIR 121Air Cond. & Refrigeration I334
AIR 122Air Cond. & Refrigeration II334
AIR 134Circuits & Controls I233
ELE 140Basic Electricity & Machinery324
MTH 111Basic Technical Mathematics303
Second Semester
AIR 136Circuits & Controls III334
ELE 135National Electric Code-Res.324
ENGApproved English Elective303
AIR 165Air Conditioning Systems I334
BLD 111Blueprint Reading and the Building Code223
Third Semester (Summer)
BLD 122Green Building Practices101
SDV 106Prep. for Employment101
AIR 235Heat Pumps334
AIR 154Heating Systems I233
AIR 190Coordinated Internship0123
AIR 276Refrigerant Usage EPA Certification101

Total Credits for the HVAC Certificate ...  49

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Industry & Manufacturing Path

Degree: Certificate
Program Code: 903-01
Program Length: 1 Year – 2 Semesters plus summer session (full-time)
Minimum Credits: 49

Program Degree Completion Plan 

Program Advisor
Larry Hughes
Davis Hall Room 106