This department is in the division of Applied Technology, Transportation & Culinary Arts.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning.


The employment opportunities in this field are expected to increase during the next decade due to the need to increase energy efficiencies of this equipment and incorporating building automation network and programming. Air conditioning in offices, stores, hospitals, schools and other non-residential buildings has become commonplace. Refrigeration is also necessary for the production, storage, and marketing of food and other perishables.


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate

Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select. This certificate is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain entry-level employment in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, installing, maintaining, and repairing such systems.

HVAC/R 001 HVAC/R Fundamentals 4
HVAC/R 002 Domestic Mechanical Refrigeration 4
HVAC/R 003 Commercial Mechanical Refrigeration 4
HVAC/R 004 Electrical Fundamentals for HVAC/R 4
HVAC/R 005 Commercial Electric for HVAC/R 4
HVAC/R 006 HVAC/R Air Distribution Systems 4
HVAC/R 007 Welding for HVAC/R 3
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
MATH 095 Intermediate Algebra 4
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification (608) 0
Students are encouraged to take this course to augment their knowledge of air conditioning and heating:
AUTO 056 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4
Total Units 31

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