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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Certificate

Morgan Chaddick, Instructor
Umphrey Industrial Technology Center, Office 201G
(409) 984-6385

The HVAC certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry level employment in the residential and/or light commercial heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems are addressed throughout the program.

Students will receive practice in installation, troubleshooting inoperative equipment, and performing preventive maintenance on air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment.

The HVAC program will be housed in the Sheila McCarthy Umphrey Industrial Technology Center that will open in the Fall 2017 Semester. Students with a HVAC major must earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all technical courses in the Recommended Program of Study.

Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
HART 1300 HVAC Duct Fabrication 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 1310 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 3
Spring Semester
HART 1341 Residential Air Conditioning 3
HART 1345 Gas and Electric Heating 3
HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Preparation 3
HART 2331 Advanced Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 2338 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 3
Total 30
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