Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate (BACH) HVAC/R

(CIP Code 470303)

39 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:

FALL SEMESTER - DAYCreditLabClass

ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC/R 433

ACR 109 Tools and Service Techniques I 231

ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals 433

COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

16913Total

SPRING SEMESTER - DAYCreditLabClass

ACR 120 Basic Air Conditioning 433

ACR 140 Automatic Controls 332

ACR 175 EPA 608 Certification Preparation 101

ACR 224 Codes and Ordinances 202

ACR 250 Duct Fabrication 361

13129Total

SUMMER SEMESTER - DAYCreditLabClass

ACR 130 Domestic Refrigeration 433

ACR 210 Heat Pumps 433

ACR 252 Special Topics in Air Conditioning and Heating 231

1097Total

 

393029Program Total

 

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

Evening Program

Fall Semester - Evening

CourseCreditLabClass

ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC/R 433

COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

736TOTAL

 

Spring Semester - Evening

CourseCreditLabClass

ACR 109 Tools and Service Techniques I 231

ACR 120 Basic Air Conditioning 433

ACR 140 Automatic Controls 332

996TOTAL

 

Summer Semester - Evening

CourseCreditLabClass

ACR 210 Heat Pumps 433

ACR 250 Duct Fabrication 361

794TOTAL

 

Fall Semester - Evening

CourseCreditLabClass

ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals 433

ACR 175 EPA 608 Certification Preparation 101

ACR 224 Codes and Ordinances 202

736TOTAL

 

Spring Semester - Evening

CourseCreditLabClass

ACR 130 Domestic Refrigeration 433

ACR 252 Special Topics in Air Conditioning and Heating 231

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

967TOTAL

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