Advanced Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate (AACH) HVAC/R

(CIP Code 470201)

22 Semester Hours

Graduates of the Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate program may enroll in the Advanced Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate to further develop their skills. The advanced program includes both theory and practical work in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning principles, calculations, the study of electrical components and programmable controls.

Students must successfully complete the Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate or have departmental approval prior to being admitted into the Advanced Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate.

This program is available during the day and evening classes. However, a different course sequence and additional time may be required of students who attend only at night.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 031, MAT 032, RDG 032, and ENG 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:


ACR 111 Gas Heating Principles 361

ACR 160 Service Customer Relations 303

ACR 206 Advanced Electricity for HVAC/R 231



ACR 225 Industrial Air Conditioning 332

ACR 131 Commercial Refrigeration 433



ACR 201 Troubleshooting and Maintenance 332

ACR 220 Advanced Air Conditioning 433



222115Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Architecture and Construction

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Watkins, Chris Academic Program Manager, HVAC