Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology – OC

The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Technology occupational certificate prepares you for employment as a technician or repair person of home and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Course content includes, but is not limited to, the fundamentals of refrigeration, basic electricity, and heating systems.

Length: 1350 contact hours / 45 occupational credits


First Term
 ACR 0000Fundamentals of Refrigeration 60
 ACR 0000LFundamentals of Refrigeration Lab180
 ACR 0102Basic Electricity: Systems and Controls 60
 ACR 0102LBasic Electricity: Systems and Controls Lab180
Second Term
 ACR 0609Refrigeration: Trouble Analysis 60
 ACR 0609LRefrigeration: Trouble Analysis Lab180
 ACR 0600Heating Systems 60
 ACR 0600LHeating Systems Lab180
Summer Term
 ACR 0060Indoor Air Quality and System Design AND 180
 ACR 0060LIndoor Air Quality and System Design Lab 
 *ACR 0949Co-op in Refrigeration  
 ACR 0940Internship in Refrigeration  

First Term
 ACR 0930Selected Topics in Air Conditioning 60
 ACR 0080LAir Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Mechanics Lab150

*It is recommended that you complete Vocational Internship and Co-op prior to earning your certificate.
  • Any course hours and internship/co-op hours may be used interchangeably after 480 hours have been completed with the approval of the lead instructor, instructional supervisor, and division dean.
  • ACR 0080L is still active as a standalone lab. All new labs are equivalent to ACR 0080L.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Award Year2010-2011   2011-2012
Students Completing Program*77
Program Costs:  
  Tuition and Fees$4,380.50$4,704.00
  Books and Supplies$494.00$494.00
Debt at Program Completion:  
  Median of Federal Loans$0.00$0.00
  Median of Private Loans$0.00$0.00
Program Completion in Normal Time:  
  Normal Program Length16 months16 months
  Students Completing in Normal TimeNA57.14%
Job Placement Rate for Completers:NA33%
NA – Data Not Available  
* – Completers data based on fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)