Campus: Loveland

HVAC/R Fundamentals

This certificate provides basic fundamental skills in HVAC/R including brazing/soldering, copper tubing fabrication, EPA certification and basic electrical skills. Students are advised to pursue additional financial aid eligible awards available in the HVAC/R program to become industry certified by passing the corresponding Industry Competency Exam (ICE).  Industry Certification Exams are available in the following areas Residential Air Conditioning and Heating; Light Commercial Air Conditioning and Heating; and Commercial Refrigeration which can be achieved in just two additional semesters as well as the AAS degree in HVAC/R that can be completed in just three additional semesters.  


Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this certificate of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a Faculty Member before registering for courses in this program of study.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
HVA 101Introduction to Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


HVA 102Basic Refrigeration


HVA 103Basic Electricity


HVA 104Electrical Components for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


Total Credit Hours: 15