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Program Learning Outcomes
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Hegis Code: 5317
Curriculum Code: HVAC-CERT

     The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) certificate program is a part-time program designed for individuals who wish to secure employment in the HVAC/R industry as well as for those who are currently employed or seeking to re-enter the workforce. This certificate program gives students the opportunity to complete their course work in a shorter period of time than the degree program, while enabling them to obtain the skills that are fast becoming requirements for employment in an ever-changing industry. Students wishing to pursue the A.A.S. degree in HVAC/R can apply credits earned in the certificate program towards the associate's degree.

     The HVAC/R certificate program is a part-time evening and weekend program that can be completed in four semesters. Some HVAC/R courses may be offered DAY and EVENING.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     This program begins only in the FALL semester and is competitive. All applicants must take the SCCC placement tests (CPT) unless waived by the Admissions Office based upon academic credentials. Entering students should be qualified for Freshman Composition (ENG101), Technical Math (MAT112) and Advanced College Reading (RDG101).

Students already enrolled in college must have successfully completed Algebra I (MAT007) or higher and Developmental Writing (ENG010) or the equivalent.

Students who do not meet the Admissions criteria may be admitted on a provisional basis.

FIRST SEMESTER: 8 Credits Credits
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
HVA131: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems 5
SECOND SEMESTER: 11 Credits Credits
ENG121: Technical Writing 3
HVA111: Computer Applications in Technology 4
MAT112: Technical Mathematics I 4
THIRD SEMESTER: 8 Credits Credits
COM102: Interpersonal Communication 3
HVA141: Heating Systems 5
FOURTH SEMESTER: 9 Credits Credits
HVA222: Control Systems 4
HVA242: Diagnostics and Servicing 5


HVAC/R 23 credits
English 6 credits
Communication 3 credits
Mathematics 4 credits