Engineering & Industrial Technology

Residential HVAC Service Technician - Certificate

Every private residence and small business needs the services of skilled technicians trained in the installation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. The Residential HVAC Service Technician certificate opens many doors of opportunity for HGTC graduates. The self-motivated graduate from this program has the technical training to work as an installation specialist, service technician, service manager, or sales representative anywhere in the country. This program is approved by the local HVAC industry through a program-advisory committee

To graduate, a student must pass the “Core” and “Type Two” sections of the EPA examination. Additionally, you are required to take the Residential Air Conditioning and Heating Industrial Competency Exam (ICE). 

For more information, contact:

Jerry Britt (843) 349-5252                     

Credit Requirements: 32 semester credit hours | See Program Requirements»

Career Outlook

This certificate prepares students to troubleshoot, repair, and install many different types of residential heating and air-conditioning systems. Graduates have the opportunity to work with State and Federal agencies, contractors, Fortune 500 companies, or to set their own course by opening their own company.

Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • HVAC installer/mechanic
  • Refrigeration installer/mechanic
  • Supervisor/manager of HVAC technicians
  • HVAC systems sales representative

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information about gainful employment, visit http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

 

Day Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
ACR 102  Tools and Service 3
ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
ACR 108 Refrigeration Fundamentals 3
ACR 118 Air Conditioning Fundamentals 3
ACR 140 Automatic Controls 3
Second Semester - Spring    
ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals 4
ACR 160 Service Customer Relations 3
ACR 206 Advanced Electricity 2
ACR 210 Heat Pumps 4
ACR 250 Duct Fabrication 3
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  32

Evening Curriculum Sequence

   
First Semester - Fall    
ACR 102  Tools and Service 3
ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC/R 4
ACR 108 Refrigeration Fundamentals 3
Second Semester - Spring    
ACR 118 Air Conditioning Fundamentals 3
ACR 140 Automatic Controls 3
Third Semester - Fall
   
ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals 4
ACR 160 Service Customer Relations 3
ACR 206 Advanced Electricity 2
Fourth Semester - Spring    
ACR 210 Heat Pumps 4
ACR 250 Duct Fabrication 3
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32