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Campus: Larimer Campus

Residential Air Conditioning & Heating 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 three semester Certificate in Residential Air Conditioning & Heating and enter the workforce. Students explore all phases of residential air conditioning and heating systems and troubleshooting. This certificate provides training in the design, diagnosis, service and repair of residential HVAC systems and hot-water heating systems. In addition, it provides training in the application of the International Residential Code with attention to the sizing requirements of parts V and VI of the code. 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

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HVA 200International Residential Codes


HVA 202Troubleshooting and Customer Service


HVA 123Air Conditioning


HVA 124Advanced Air Conditioning


Total Credit Hours:13

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HVA 247Hot Water Heating Systems


GEN EDUCOM 115/125 or MTE 110


Total Credit Hours:7

Total Credit Hours: 35

Important Program Notes:

Students must complete the corresponding Industry Competency Exam (ICE) for the Residential Air Conditioning and Heating certificate. Contact the HVAC/R department for current pricing and to schedule the ICE Exam.