Introduction to HVAC Certificate

Introduction to HVAC certificate is a “stackable certificate” that is embedded in the HVAC Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Classroom and in shop training focuses on basic principles and theories of HVAC, specialized tool usage, and the opportunity to obtain the Environmental Protection Agency 608 certification. Students develop knowledge of the refrigeration cycle, basic components of the refrigeration cycle, and an understanding of thermodynamics through the refrigeration cycle. OHM’s law, the proper usage of the volt/ohm meter, and the skills to interpret readings of the meter are cultivated within the certificate. Familiarization of major tools and equipment used in metal fabrication and proper usage of the tools and equipment are part of skills acquired through hands on training.

Courses in the Introduction to HVAC certificate place a strong emphasis on safety with proper usage of personal protection equipment, tag out/lock out policies and procedures, and a general overview of safety in the industry. Students entering this program will develop knowledge and skills for entry-level employment as installers or mechanics in the air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating industry. It is also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the field.

Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
ACR 101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 5.0
ACR 105 Tools and Service Techniques I 1.0
ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC/R 4.0
ACR 150 Basic Sheet Metal 2.0
Subtotal 12.0
Total Credit Hours 12.0