Basic Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Technician

CERT - Occupational Certificate

Provides the student with the essential skills required of an entry-level employee in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Training in various aspects of air conditioning and refrigeration include trouble-shooting, maintenance, repair and servicing of A/C units, related electrical controlling devices, motors and safety factors concerning the use of various refrigerants. Program curriculum is aligned with National Center for Construction Education Research standardized national skills standards for the construction trades.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in air conditioning and refrigeration that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field and critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 10/2022

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
ACR 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 3 Major Requirement
ACR 103 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Motors, Circuits/Controls 3 Major Requirement

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 102 Programmable Logic Controllers 3 Major Requirement
ACR 112 Control Systems 3 Major Requirement
ACR 113 Heating Technology 3 Major Requirement
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