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Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements

Air Conditioning

Certificate  |  61-601-1

Start Dates: August, October, January, March

Effective: August 2024

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

601-106Refrigeration Theory13rd 8 WeeksThis course will cover the basic refrigeration cycle and components. Different refrigerants and proper handling will also be included.

601-116Principles of Air Conditioning24th 8 Weeks | 601-106 and 601-140 and 601-148 or concurrentThe purpose of this course will help the student understand how air is treated by air conditioning equipment to maintain our health, comfort, and cooling environment. The principles of air conditioning will be covered with a look at various types of air conditioning equipment. Equipment included would be air conditioners, heat pumps (geothermal and air-to-air) rooftops and other types of related equipment. This course will assist the student in understanding the principles that underlie present day air conditioning equipment, both residential and commercial.

601-125Safety - HVAC11st 8 Weeks | Program studentThis course provides OSHA based safety training for the HVAC industry.

601-140Electricity Theory11st 8 WeeksThis course will cover the fundamentals of electricity as related to air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration. Ohms Law, circuits, direct and alternating current will be introduced.

601-146Schematic Wiring-HVACR13rd 8 Weeks | 601-140 and 601-148 or concurrentThe primary focus of this class is learning to read and interpret schematic symbols and diagrams. Students will be able to wire and operate various HVAC equipment using the schematics found on the equipment. They will also be able to identify individual circuits and their function when given a schematic diagram.

601-148Electricity Principles22nd 8 Weeks | 601-140 or concurrentWiring and physical properties as they are related to electricity will be covered. Motors, controls and electrical meters used in the HVAC/R industry will be covered and applied.


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Minimum Program Credits Required: 8

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

Updated: 2/17/2022 9:05 a.m.  |  Printed: 6/13/2024 4:46 p.m.

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