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HVAC Certificate Level I

HVAC Certificate Level I

Program Description:  The is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, covering both theoretical concepts and hands-on practical skills. Through coursework and real-world simulations, students will learn to design, install, and maintain HVAC systems, ensuring they are well-prepared for successful careers in the industry. The order, given below, in which the courses are listed, is a suggestion.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Credits Notes
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4 Principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation.
CNBT 1210 Basic Construction Safety 2 Basic job site construction safety in residential, commercial, and industrial construction.
HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3 An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components, and safety.
HART 1341 Residential Air Conditioning 3 A study of components, applications, and installation of mechanical air conditioning systems including operating conditions, troubleshooting, repair, and charging of air conditioning systems.
Semester 2 Credits Notes
HART 1345 Gas and Electric Heating 3 Study of the procedures and principles used in servicing heating systems including gas fired furnaces and electric heating systems.
HART 2331 Advanced Electricity for HVAC 3 An advanced electrical instruction and skill building in installation and servicing of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including detailed instruction in motors and power distribution motors, motor controls, and application of solid-state devices
HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 3 An advanced course in application of troubleshooting principles and use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems including conducting performance tests
HART 2388 Internship 3 A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.
Total Program Hrs. 24

Marketable Skills

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Verbal/Written Communication Skills
  • Installation Expertise
  • Diagnostic Abilities
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Energy Efficiency
  • HVAC Safety Protocols
  • Technology skills
  • NCCER Certification(s)
  • OSHA 10 Certification

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