Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

This program prepares men and women for employment in the field of commercial Air Conditioning and Refrig­eration. The graduate is qualified for entry-level positions in installation, repair and mainte­nance of equipment in use by food markets, food processors, office buildings, apartment buildings, manufacturing plants, schools, etc. In addition, positions are available in design, sales and distribution.

Students graduating from this program should expect to:
• Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of residential air conditioning systems and light commercial refrigeration systems for service and installation.

• Recover, recycle and work safely with refrigerants.

• Be prepared to enter the workforce in the HVAC industry as installers, technician’s assistants or salesperson.

• Recognize and utilize the appropriate tools, test instruments and equipment to troubleshoot and affect desired results.

It is recommended that those who wish to consider air conditioning and refrigeration as a career complete high school courses in such related areas as electricity, metal working, machine shop, plumbing/heating and blueprint reading.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
MAT 131 Technical Math I 3
ACR 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 5
PHS 115 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
TOTAL   15

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ENT 131 Technical Drawing 1
ACR 102 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II 8
TOTAL   12
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

Students interested in other coursework should consider enrolling in SUS 101, ARC 211, PHS 107 or BUS 104.