Program Coordinator: Jim Kroll, OTC 108C, Ext. 2560
Length: **Two semesters (one year)
**Program can be completed in day or evening classes. The day program starts in even numbered years and the evening program starts in odd numbered years.
Purpose: The Certificate program in Refrigeration is designed to provide the student with HVACR skills in the vapor compression refrigeration cycle; commercial and residential refrigeration systems, basic electricity and HVACR electrical controls such as; temperature, pressure, and time operated controls. Students will receive training in the proper handling of refrigerants according to EPA guidelines. A student who completes the certificate program is capable of performing job skills normally expected of a beginning refrigeration technician. Students should note that the certificate program is the same as the first two semesters in both the HVACR diploma and AAS degree programs. Completion of either the diploma or AAS degree program is recommended, providing more employment opportunities in the additional areas of indoor climate control.
HVACR Technical Sales
Admission Requirements: See the section on admission requirements in this catalog. A student eligible for admission to the College can normally be considered for admission to the Refrigeration certificate curriculum.
Program Requirements: Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum will include courses in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, with the remaining courses in related subjects, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing. Each student is advised to consult with his/her faculty advisor and counselor in planning a program and selecting electives. Upon completion of the two-semester curriculum listed on this page, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Refrigeration.
First Semester (Fall)
Air Cond. & Ref. Controls I
Refrigeration I (Basic)
ENG 111 or
College Composition I or
Orientation to College Success
Second Semester (Spring)
Air Cond. & Ref. Controls II
Applied Technical Mathematics I
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate..................................................31
The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Please refer to the Program Choices section of this Catalog for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing programs of study. Courses may be substituted or adjustments made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.