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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Certificate
HEGIS #5317
Chairperson: Richard Porter
Williams Hall, Room 125 (518) 629-7275

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2011 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning certificate is designed for the HVAC/R technician looking for advancement or an individual interested in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration field but who wants to work while going to school. The program provides accredited evening course work in the HVAC/R field, providing an educated work force for an industry that is in need of qualified personnel.

The four-semester, 26 credit hour program consists of courses required in the Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services A.O.S. degree program. These courses include a basic math course and refrigeration and air conditioning lecture courses, with 12 credit hours of hands-on laboratory classes. Industrial safety, electrical fundamentals, environmental impact, and energy conservation are also emphasized.

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning certificate program is fully consistent with the academic mission of the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College and furthers its goal of providing the HVAC/R industry with qualified technicians.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Additional math courses recommended. Spring entrance will require additional semesters to complete the program. 70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $360.
Tools for this program have an estimated cost of $505.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

HVAC 110 Refrigeration Principles 4
HVAC 111 Refrigeration Principles II 3
HVAC 121 Refrigeration Lab II 6
HVAC 130 Electricity for HVAC/R 4
HVAC 151 Refrigeration Lab I Part I 3
HVAC 152 Refrigeration Lab I Part II 3
MATH 105 Applied Technical Math I 3
  Total Credits Required 26
*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.