Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technician Certificate in Applied Science
This program trains students to install and service heat pumps, gas, oil, electric equipment and commercial refrigeration units.
The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program will provide skilled personnel trained that is consistent with the industry workforce needs. The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program will incorporate practical “hands-on” and “real-world problem solving” training technology into the curriculum that is consistent with the changing skill requirements of the industry.
Acceptable placement test score(s); high school diploma or GED not required. Students may enter this certificate any semester with department head approval.
Type of Program
Day or evening
Requirements for Completion
Each student must take a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Core competency exam. The NATE exam is based on Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise (KATEs). The Core exam tests a candidate’s general knowledge, construction knowledge, and HVAC/R specific knowledge in the areas of
- Basic construction
- Using basic science
- Achieving desired conditions
- Taking temperature and humidity measurements
- Basic electrical
EPA Technician Certification (subject to passing EPA exam)
The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technician certificate program is accredited by HVAC Excellence.
Installation and servicing of all types of heating and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/hvacr/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|ACR 101||Fundamentals of Refrigeration||5|
|ACR 102||Tools and Service Techniques||3|
|ACR 106||Basic Electricity for HVAC/R||4|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|ACR 110||Heating Fundamentals||4|
|ACR 120||Basic Air Conditioning||4|
|ACR 131||Commercial Refrigeration||4|
|ACR 140||Automatic Controls||3|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|ACR 150||Basic Sheet Metal||2|
|ACR 160||Service Customer Relations||3|
|ACR 210||Heat Pumps||4|
|Total Semester Hours||9|
|Total Required Credit Hours||36|