The Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate program prepares graduates for numerous careers in the HVAC/R field. Job opportunities in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration include these fields: sales, installation, service technician, maintenance and repair, and operations. Instruction includes both theory and practical work in refrigeration and air conditioning principles, calculations, the study of electrical machinery, and various related service courses, including domestic refrigeration and refrigeration piping installation.

The heating and air conditioning industry is rapidly becoming one of the largest in the country. Air conditioning is a must for homes, offices, hotels, theaters, and industrial plants. New applications of air conditioning and refrigeration theory are announced daily.

This program is available during the day and evening; however, a different course sequence and additional time may be required to complete this program in the evening.

The Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate is accredited by HVAC/Excellence.

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


Program Contact:

Chris Watkins

Academic Program Manager, HVAC/R

(803) 778-7886 ext. 486

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses 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 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

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:

DAY PROGRAM - FALL SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

DAY PROGRAM - SPRING SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

DAY PROGRAM - SUMMER SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

ACR 210

3

3

4

EVENING PROGRAM - FALL SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

EVENING PROGRAM - SPRING SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

EVENING PROGRAM - SUMMER SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

ACR 210

3

3

4

EVENING PROGRAM - FALL SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

EVENING PROGRAM - SPRING SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours