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The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technical Certificate prepares students for careers in the maintenance and installation of residential and commercial HVAC systems. The one-year program prepares students for the American Refrigeration Institute Certification Examination that students must pass to become licensed technicians. The certificate may be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology. HVAC internships are available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the HVAC industry. HVAC 1001 may be repeated up to three times for credit.

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Certificate of Proficiency quickly prepares students for entry-level positions in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. The HVAC certificate of proficiency may be applied towards the technical certificate in HVAC or as one of the technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology. HVAC internships are available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the HVAC industry.

 

Courses and RequirementsHVAC Technical Certificate Academic Plan

HVAC Certificate of Proficiency Academic Plan

 

Learning Outcomes
  • Students shall understand and follow basic safety standards set forth in the HVAC/R industry.
  • Students shall be able to identify and correctly use hand tools, meters, gauges, torches, electrical, digital, and other types of tools commonly used in the HVAC/R industry.
  • Students shall be able to successfully perform equipment maintenance on residential and light commercial HVAC/R equipment.
  • Students shall be able to successfully install HVAC/R equipment in a residential or light commercial application.
  • Students shall be able to successfully service HVAC/R equipment in a residential or light commercial application.
  • Students shall have obtained the EPA Certification.
  • Students shall have obtained the ICE Certification.
  • Students shall have obtained the NATE Certification.
  • Students shall be able to successfully service commercial refrigeration equipment.
  • Students shall be able to size and fabricate entry level ductwork.
  • Students shall be able to perform load calculations on residential structures.
  • Students shall be able to interpret mechanical and building codes.
  • Students shall be able to follow basic wiring diagrams for HVAC/R equipment.
  • Students shall be familiar with soft skills while interacting with others and the public.
  • Students shall be familiar with “green” technologies and applications.

 

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HVAC Certificate

 

Contact Us

Jeff Smith
HVAC Instructor
(870) 391-3382
jsmith@northark.edu