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HVAC Service Technician

Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Service Technician (HVAC) - Certificate

Program Requirements:

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Admission Type:

General College Admission
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Locations:

Conway
Georgetown

Contact:

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(843) 347-3186

residential hvac technician

Private residence and local businesses need 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 at HGTC prepares graduates for employment as an installation specialist, service technician, service manager, or sales representative in the residential and/or light commercial heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems are addressed throughout the program through extensive course work and hands-on lab experience.  This program is approved by the local HVAC industry through a program advisory committee.

Students must start the Residential HVAC program during the Fall Semester.

Students will be required to purchase the HVAC program tool kit to complete their lab assignments and prepare them for work.  The tool kit list, with purchasing options, will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

To complete the ACR 210 Heat Pump class, which is required to graduate, a student must pass the EPA 608 Core and Type II exam. Additionally, all students are required to take the NATE HVAC Support Technician exam.

To receive the Residential HVAC certificate, students must have a 2.0 or better combined GPA in all ACR-prefixed courses.

Career Outlook

This certificate prepares students to troubleshoot, repair, and install many different types of residential and light commerical heating and air-conditioning systems. Graduates have the opportunity to work with contractors, supply houses, manufacturers, facility maintenance departments and state and federal agencies. 

Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • Installation technician
  • Maintenance technician 
  • Service technicians
  • Sales representative  
  • HVAC supervisor/manager

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

Day Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
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
  TOTAL 16
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 16
 

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