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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR), Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_HVAC

Control Number: 19545

Financial Aid Eligible

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVACR) option prepares students for employment as heating, ventilating and air conditioning technicians. Students will be trained to install, service and maintain air conditioning/refrigeration equipment in buildings. The program provides a background for more advanced studies in the design and installation of computerized building automation systems.

Refrigeration relates to the cooling of air or liquids, thus providing lower temperatures to preserve food, cool beverages, make ice, and for many other applications. Air conditioning includes space cooling, heating, humidification, dehumidification, air filtration, and ventilation to condition the air and improve air quality. The field of HVACR Technology is vital to our health and security, from the cryogenic (ultra-low temperatures) scientific field to the preservation of our food products to the air conditioning of hospitals and institutions.

A math competency level equivalent to Tech A040 is strongly recommended or satisfactory score on math competency examination.

Program Outcome

Prepare students for entry-level employment as an HVACR Technician and for industry certifications.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CHT A100Computer Use in Technology3
HVAC A100Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Principles3
HVAC A101Basic Electrical for HVAC-R3
HVAC A102Refrigeration Service3
HVAC A103Air Conditioning Service3
HVAC A105Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls3
HVAC A110Pneumatic Controls3
HVAC A140Building Automation3
Select six units of the following:6
Air Balance
Non-Residential Applications for HVAC
Ice Machine Service & Repair
Total Units30

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
HVAC A100 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Principles 3
HVAC A101 Basic Electrical for HVAC-R 3
CHT A100 Computer Use in Technology 3
Semester 2
HVAC A140 Building Automation 3
Air Balance
or Non-Residential Applications for HVAC
or Ice Machine Service & Repair
HVAC A102 Refrigeration Service 3
Year 2
Semester 1
HVAC A110 Pneumatic Controls 3
Air Balance  
Non-Residential Applications for HVAC  
Ice Machine Service & Repair  
HVAC A105 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls 3
Semester 2
HVAC A103 Air Conditioning Service 3
 Total Units30