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HVAC Commercial Refrigeration and Air Program

Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning - Certificate

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large air conditioning machines set in a room

HGTC's Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Certificate course is designed to provide residential technicians with the knowledge and ability to enter the commercial sector, where skilled refrigeration mechanics are in high demand to keep these complex systems running at maximum capacity. We emphasize advanced HVAC concepts to prepare students to service, repair, and troubleshoot commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems including walk-in coolers and freezers, reach-ins, and ice machines.

Federal financial aid does not apply to this program.

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Students entering this certificate program must have completed the Residential HVAC Service Technician certificate. 

The commercial sector of the HVAC/R industry is dealing with a shortage of qualified technicians, so career opportunities abound for graduates of this program.

Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • Commercial Air Conditioning Technician
  • Refrigeration Technician

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information, contact:
Terry Smith - (843) 349-3625

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
ACR 131 Commercial Refrigeration 4
ACR 201 Troubleshooting and Maintenance 3
ACR 207 Advanced Refrigeration Electricity 3