Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Certificate)

Purpose

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate is designed to provide the job skills necessary for employment a beginning HVAC service technician. Special emphasis is placed upon the installation and repairing of residential and commercial air conditioning units. The program is offered during the day and on a part-time basis in the evening.

Opportunities for Employment

The certificate in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is designed to prepare graduates for occupations such as Air Conditioning Service & Installation technicians.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Follow safe working practice.
  • Apply the principles and strategies used for the installation of air condition systems, heat pump systems, electric furnace, fossil fuel furnace, and system controls.
  • Apply the principles and strategies used to troubleshoot and service air condition systems, heat pump systems, electric furnaces, fossil fuel furnace, and system controls.
  • Recognize components and design principles used in air distribution systems.
  • Use tools and equipment required for repairing, testing, and installation of air conditioning systems, Refrigeration systems, heat pump systems, electric furnace, fossil fuel furnace, and system controls.
  • Handle refrigerant by completing EPA Section 608 Type II Technician Certification.

Program Requirements

Students may receive college credit for verified on-the-job experience.

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