Certificate in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

This certificate provides technical training for students interested in careers in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) fields. Courses are designed to develop and improve job skills. This program prepares students seeking licensure as a journeyman HVAC to enter the apprentice phase.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Provide leadership in creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Identify and explain HVAC methods, materials and systems, including green building and sustainability strategies.
  • Interpret and analyze construction documents related to residential and commercial construction.
  • Apply practical skills and knowledge while working on residential and commercial HVAC projects.

Class Requirements


BLDG 111        Construction Safety (3)

HVAC 111        Basic Commercial Refrigeration (2)

HVAC 121        Air Conditioning and Electric Motor Application (4)

HVAC 131        Application of Refrigeration Systems (4)

HVAC 211        Refrigerant Management (2)

HVAC 221        Gas Heating Furnaces (2)

HVAC 231        Air Movement, Distribution, Heat

Load Calculations (4)

FACT 113         Basic Blueprint Reading (2)

FACT 114         Basic Electricity and Controls (2)



BLDG 115        Trades Math (3)

SOLR 131          Design and Installation of Solar Hot Water Systems (3)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.