Automotive Certificate in Heating and Air Conditioning

Completion of this certificate provides the skills, EPA certification, and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance Heating and Air Conditioning (ASE A-7) exam.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Diagnose automotive Automatic HVAC system problems.
  • Diagnose and interpret HVAC specifications and determine corrective repair operations.
  • Diagnose, repair and assemble Automotive HVAC system to OEM specification.
  • Diagnose and repair computer control trouble codes which affect the operation the HVAC electronic control system.
  • Understand all regulatory laws on disposal of materials and waste products and pass EPA required licensure for handling refrigerants.

Class Requirements


ATEC 111L Introduction to Automotive (2)

ATEC 112L Engine Repair (4)

ATEC 116L Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems I (4)

ATEC 119L Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (4)

ATEC 150L Automotive Computer System Management I (4)

BLDG 115 Trades Mathematics (3)


MATH 119 Applications of Mathematics for Non-science Majors (3) or higher

ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3)


ENGL 119 Professional Communication (3)