HVAC Commercial Installation and Service Technician

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in HVAC Commercial Installation and Service Technician is designed to provide entry-level training in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems, electricity, electronic controls and instrumentation, hydronics, electro-mechanical devices, and general repair. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills necessary to assess and solve problems quickly, based upon an understanding of regulatory guidelines. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities is also available.

Details

Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
HVAC Commercial Installation and Service Technician (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5242
Total credits required
45.5-51.5
Catalog Year
2023-2024
Effective Term
Spring 2023
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

OSH105AA and OSH106AA must be completed in the in-person format.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in daily workplace practices.
  2. Demonstrate proficient use of tools and equipment in the installation and repair of system components for HVAC/R.
  3. Perform HVAC/R electrical and mechanical installations, applying theoretical knowledge and information obtained from multiple sources.
  4. Perform predictive and preventative maintenance according to manufacturer specifications and standards.
  5. Diagnose system faults in commercial HVAC/R equipment.
  6. Apply logical reasoning to troubleshoot commercial HVAC/R systems.
  7. Interpret technical documents to perform a task on commercial HVAC/R equipment.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate oral, written, and visual communication with varied audiences in the HVAC/R environment.
  9. Work within a cross-disciplinary team structure, identifying industry roles.
  10. Demonstrate work quality in a timely manner.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC/HVA101 HVAC for Residential Systems I Critical course Gateway course 4
HVA102 HVAC for Residential Systems II 5
CON271 or
OSH105AA or
OSH106AC
Construction Safety or Construction Safety or Industrial Safety OR Proof of OSHA 30-hour card 0–3
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
RDG100 Successful College Reading OR Placement out of RDG100 as determined by multiple measures assessment 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HVA104 EPA Section 608 Technician Preparation and Certification 0.5
CON/HVA131 Electrical Systems 3.5
HVA120 HVAC Installation 4
HVA130 HVAC Troubleshooting 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON235 or
(ELC/FAC115 and
ELC/FAC115LL)
Motors: Theory and Application or (Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams and Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams Lab) 4
FAC186 Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
FAC/HVA210 Facilities Air Conditioning Systems 4
FAC/HVA231 Codes 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC220 Controls and Instrumentation 4
FAC235 Commercial Air and Water Test and Balance 4

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC/HVA101 HVAC for Residential Systems I Critical course Gateway course 4
CON271 or
OSH105AA or
OSH106AC
Construction Safety or Construction Safety or Industrial Safety OR Proof of OSHA 30-hour card 0–3
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
RDG100 Successful College Reading OR Placement out of RDG100 as determined by multiple measures assessment 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HVA102 HVAC for Residential Systems II 5
HVA104 EPA Section 608 Technician Preparation and Certification 0.5
CON/HVA131 Electrical Systems 3.5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HVA120 HVAC Installation 4
HVA130 HVAC Troubleshooting 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON235 or
(ELC/FAC115 and
ELC/FAC115LL)
Motors: Theory and Application or (Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams and Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams Lab) 4
FAC/HVA210 Facilities Air Conditioning Systems 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC186 Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
FAC220 Controls and Instrumentation 4

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC/HVA231 Codes 3
FAC235 Commercial Air and Water Test and Balance 4
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=162744).

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