Basic HVAC and Energy Technology Certificate, Credit Certificate
This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and energy industry. The curriculum blends "leading edge" HVAC and energy theory with a large amount of practical, "hands on" experiences for the purpose of developing confident, professional HVAC and energy technicians/installers. All classes completed for this certificate serve as building blocks for higher level certificates and the degree in HVAC and Energy Technology at CCBC.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- demonstrate the safe and proper use of HVAC tools and materials;
- interpret HVAC electrical schematics and circuitry;
- describe the refrigeration cycle and recognize interactions between its components; and
- recognize proper installation and servicing methods for air conditioning and heating systems.
Total Number of Credits Required for Basic Certificate: 17*
This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.
- AIRC 110 - HVACR Safety, Tools and Methods
- AIRC 115 - Fundamentals of Refrigeration
- ELEI 101 - Basic HVAC Electricity
This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and energy industry.
Type of Credential
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville, Brian Penn
443-840-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Energy Technology, see Portfolio, Departmental Exam, and Articulated Credit by Industry/Apprenticeship. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities. General education classes are required for associate degrees but not for certificates.
- Articulation and Transfer Agreements (There are no program specific agreements currently.)
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Courses Needed for This Program*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.