Catalog 2024 - 2025

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 – 50680

750 hours

This is an open-entry program which allows students to register any time during the semester. Upon successful completion of the program, students can enter the workforce as Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic Assistants.

EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified. Starting on January 1, 2018, this requirement will also apply to appliances containing most substitute refrigerants, including HFCs.

Technicians are required to pass an EPA-approved test to earn Section 608 Technician Certification. The tests are specific to the type of equipment the technician seeks to work on. Tests must be administered by an EPA-approved certifying organization. Section 608 Technician Certification credentials do not expire. Core tests taken as an open book exam cannot be used to get your Universal Certification. The core test must be taken as a proctored exam in order to attain Universal Certification. For more information, please visit

Degree Requirements

Required program:

ACR 0523HVAC/R1 (N)

150 hours

ACR 0100HVAC/R2 (N)

150 hours

ACR 0525HVAC/R3 (N)

150 hours

ACR 0548HVAC/R4 (N)

150 hours

ACR 0607HVAC/R5 (N)

150 hours


ACR 0930Special Topics in HVAC (N)

15 - 150 hours