Heating, Ventiltion, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Program Description

The Certificate of Proficiency in HVAC/R will serve the needs and goals of entry-level workers who will be able to serve as HVAC/R helpers including public and private maintenance departments. The technical certificate will provide competencies to individuals hired in beginning levels of HVAC/R technician positions as well as those seeking to enhance their credentials and abilities in a progression toward further certifications in HVAC/R.

The length of this program is two (2) semesters and one (1) summer term. The program costs are approximately $4,440 for tuition and fees and approximately $1,300 for books and supplies.

    Fall Semester Credit Hours
HVAC 1014 HVAC/R Fundamentals 4
HVAC 1022 HVAC/R Tubing & Piping 2
HVAC 1033 HVAC/R Schematics 3
HVAC 1044 HVAC Electricity & Control Wiring 4
MAT 2213 Advanced Industrial Math (or higher level mathematics) 3
    Exit: Certificate of Proficiency in HVAC/R (16)
    Spring Semester Credit Hours
COM 1203 Tech Communication (or higher level composition course) 3
COM 1103 Tech Computer Fundamentals (or higher level computer course 3
HVAC 2013 Heating Technology 3
HVAC 2024 Refrigeration Principles  4
HVAC 2034 Air Conditioning Systems 4
    Summer I Term Credit Hours
COM 1102 Employability Skills/Ethics 2
HVAC 2042 HVAC/R Troubleshooting & Certification 2
    Exit: HVAC/R Technology Technical Certificate 37

Successful completers of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to diagnose and repair current ventilation, heating, air-conditioning,
    and refrigeration systems.
  • Perform preventive maintenance with high-quality workmanship.
  • Complete accurate work orders of HVAC/R equipment repairs related to service history,
    diagnosis/analysis of problems, and description of correct repairs.
  • Correctly complete documentation of appropriate disposal of an appliance that contains refrigerant
  • Successfully obtain at least one EPA certification.

contact information

Linda Rushing
Vice Chancellor 
M. Ed., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
B.S., Business Administration, University of Arkansas at Monticello
Office: Main Bldg. Adm A-1 Phone: 870-460-2001