Program Learning Outcomes
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HEGIS Code - 5317, CIP Code - 47.0201
Curriculum Code: HVAC-CERT

     The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technology certificate is a part-time program designed for individuals who wish to secure employment in the HVAC/R industry as well as for those who are currently employed or seeking to re-enter the workforce. This certificate gives students the opportunity to complete their course work in a shorter period of time than the degree, while enabling them to obtain the skills that are fast becoming requirements for employment in an ever-changing industry. Students wishing to pursue the A.A.S. degree in HVAC/R Technology can apply credits earned in the certificate program towards the associate degree.

     The HVAC/R Technology certificate includes some courses offered day or evening and others offered on the weekend.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     All applicants must take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) unless waived by the Admissions Office based upon academic credentials. Entering students should be qualified for Standard Freshman Composition (ENG101), Technical Math (MAT112) and Advanced College Reading (RDG101).

     Students already enrolled in college must have successfully completed Algebra I (MAT007) or higher and Developmental Writing (ENG010) or the equivalent.

FIRST SEMESTER: 8 Credits Credits
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
HVA121: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems 3
HVA122: Electricity for HVAC/R 2

SECOND SEMESTER: 10 Credits Credits
  ENG121: Technical Writing 3
HVA111: Computer Applications for Technology 3
  MAT112: Technical Mathematics I 4

THIRD SEMESTER: 7 Credits Credits
  COM102: Interpersonal Communication 3
HVA141: Heating Systems 4

FOURTH SEMESTER: 9 Credits Credits
HVA222: HVAC/R Control Systems 4
HVA242: HVAC/R Diagnostics and Servicing 5


These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.