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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Certificate


Effective for Spring, 2016

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) occupations program prepares graduates for employment with HVAC&R installation and service contractors and/or facilities maintenance positions. Students completing the program also receive EPA Refrigerant Certification. Having achieved the competencies of this program, students are prepared for full-time employment at an entry-level position or, if already in the fields, to advance in their organization.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of program requirements, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, properties and functions of residential and light commercial HVAC&R components and systems.
  • Use appropriate tools and materials to size, install, service and/or repair HVAC&R equipment and systems.
  • Interpret ans use pressure and vacuum charts, blueprints and wiring diagrams for HVAC&R systems.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in HVAC&R systems.
  • Use computational skills to solve problems in electrical, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • Employ occupational health and safety principles and practices.

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Total Credits: 24

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