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Campus: Larimer Campus

HVAC/R Fundamentals Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one semester Certificate in HVAC/R Fundamentals and enter the workforce. Students explore the skills necessary to address all aspects of air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical theory, and electrical components. This certificate teaches basic skills in HVAC/R including brazing/soldering, copper tubing fabrication, EPA certification and basic electrical skills. To become industry certified by passing the Industry Competency Exam (ICE), students are advised to pursue one of the additional HVAC/R certificates or the AAS degree. Career path options include various small and large HVACR business repair opportunities.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HVA 101Intro to Air Conditioning & Refrigeration


HVA 102Basic Refrigeration


HVA 103Basic Electricity


HVA 104Electrical Components


Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 15