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HVACR Certificates

Harper College offers five stackable certificate programs. In the following descriptions, the highlighted courses indicate incremental coursework required if you already hold a certificate from earlier in the sequence. 

Certificates

This 19 credit-hour certificate program is designed provide students the skills set to perform preventative maintenance and repairs to residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Emphasis is placed on practical application to perform system diagnostics and develop troubleshooting techniques.

Required Credits
ELT110: Introductory Electronics 4
HVA101: Refrigeration Fundamentals 3
HVA103: Heating Principles 3
HVA105: Heating and Cooling Controls 3
HVA108: Domestic Refrigeration Appliances 3
MTH0971: Basic Technical Mathematics 3
Total Credits 19
1Students may take MTH080, MTH 097, MTH 101, MTH 103, or higher  

This 19 credit-hour certificate program focuses on residential comfort systems and installation. In addition to learning maintenance and repairs of residential heating and cooling systems, the certificate is designed to provide the students the basic concepts of duct design, sheet metal fabrication and equipment selection to improve indoor air quality. Emphasis is placed on the planning, installation and start up procedure of residential HVAC systems.

Required Credits
ELT 110: Introductory Electronics 4
HVA 101: Refrigeration Fundamentals 3
HVA 103: Heating Principles 3
HVA 104: Residential Comfort Systems 3
HVA 105: Heating and Cooling Controls 3
MTH 0971: Basic Technical Mathematics 3
Total Credits 19
1Students may take MTH080, MTH 097, MTH 101, MTH 103, or higher  

This 19 credit-hour certificate program is designed provide students the skill set to perform preventative maintenance service and repairs on residential and commercial refrigeration system. Emphasis is placed on practical application to perform system diagnostics and develop troubleshooting techniques.

Required Credits
ELT 110: Introductory Electronics 4
HVA 101: Refrigeration Fundamentals 3
HVA 102: Refrigeration Systems 3
HVA 105: Heating and Cooling Controls 3
HVA 108: Domestic Refrigeration Appliances 3
MTH 0971: Basic Technical Mathematics 3
Total Credits 19
1Students may take MTH080, MTH 097, MTH 101, MTH 103, or higher  

This 22 credit-hour certificate program is designed provide students the skill set to perform preventative maintenance service and repairs on residential and commercial heating systems. Emphasis is placed on practical application to develop troubleshooting techniques, installation of residential heating systems, and perform commercial boiler maintenance.

Required Credits
ELT 110: Introductory Electronics 4
HVA 103: Heating Principles 3
HVA 104: Residential Comfort Systems 3
HVA 105: Heating and Cooling Controls 3
HVA 106: Pneumatic Controls Systems 3
HVA 109: Commercial Heating Systems 3
MTH 0971: Basic Technical Mathematics 3
Total Credits 22
1Students may take MTH080, MTH 097, MTH 101, MTH 103, or higher  

This 29 credit-hour certificate program is designed to provide students the skill set to perform preventative maintenance, service and repairs on residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Emphasis is placed on practical application to perform system diagnostics and develop troubleshooting techniques.

Required Credits
ELT 110: Introductory Electronics 4
ELT 144: AC and DC Motors 2
ELT 145: Variable Frequency Drives 2
HVA 101: Refrigeration Fundamentals 3
HVA 102: Refrigeration Systems 3
HVA 105: Heating and Cooling Controls 3
HVA 106: Pneumatic Controls Systems 3
HVA 107: Commercial Air Conditioning Systems 3
HVA 108: Domestic Refrigeration Appliances 3
MTH 0971: Basic Technical Mathematics 3
Total Credits 29
1Students may take MTH080, MTH 097, MTH 101, MTH 103, or higher