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HVAC Residential Installation and Service Technician (Night)

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in HVAC Residential Installation and Service Technician is designed to provide entry-level training in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) systems, electricity, electronic controls and general repair. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills necessary to assess and solve problems quickly. A Certificate of Completion in Commercial Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities and an AAS in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities are also available.


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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Academic Plan
HVAC Residential Installation and Service Technician (Night) (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Clock Hours Required
Catalog Year

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

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.
  3. Perform HVAC electrical and mechanical installations, establishing relationships between multiple sources of information and theoretical knowledge.
  4. Perform predictive and preventative maintenance according to manufacturer specifications and standards.
  5. Diagnose system faults in residential HVAC equipment.
  6. Apply logical reasoning to perform installation and maintenance of HVAC systems.
  7. Interpret technical documents to perform a task on residential and light commercial HVAC 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.
Career Opportunities

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.

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers


Helpers for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers


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

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

  • Students should meet with a navigator to discuss their academic and career goals.
  • The course sequence is laid out by block and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • This is a cohort program in which students progress through their course of study together in the required course sequence.

Courses Sequence

Block 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 1
Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
CST103 Foundations of Construction Safety 13
CST104 Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Workspace 20
CST105 Construction Calculations 20
CST107 Construction Drawings Introduction 13
ELR131 Electrical Systems 81
HVC101 HVAC for Residential Systems I 130

Block 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 2
Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
HVC102 HVAC for Residential Systems II 130
HVC120 HVAC Installation 130
HVC130 HVAC Troubleshooting 130

Students must earn a grade of ‘P’ or ‘C’ or better (depending on the course grading scale) for all courses required within the program.

Weekly hour requirements vary by program. Students should meet with a navigator to discuss these requirements further. Actual completion times may vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Competency in HVAC Residential Installation and Service Technician (Night) (

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021