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HVAC Technician Certificate

The HVAC Technician certificate program will provide students with the knowledge and skills pertaining to the maintenance and repair of air conditioning systems as well as the following heating systems:  natural gas, propane, electric, air source heat pumps, and geothermal heating systems.

The Residential Installer certificate is required to enter this program. Students must complete the Academic Placement Test before admission into this program.

Career Opportunities

After completing this certificate, the graduate will be able to work as an entry-level HVAC technician or general facilities repair person.

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 27

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCTK 119BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION 1
REACT 110INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION 4
REACT 112RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING 4
REACT 118ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R 4
REACT 119SHEET METAL FOR HVAC/R 2
REACT 120RESIDENTIAL FURNACES 4
REACT 121HEAT PUMPS AND GEOTHERMAL 4
REACT 122RESIDENTIAL HYDRONIC SYSTEMS 3
REACT 139RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION 1

Students must provide the following items: safety glasses with side shields, work gloves, basic scientific calculator, and thumb drive. After completion students can pursue the Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate or HVAC/R Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1REACT 110; REACT 118; REACT 119; REACT 120; REACT 112; ARCTK 119
Spring Semester 1REACT 139; REACT 121; REACT 122

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department

Dirksen Building, Room 09
(309)694-5293

Illinois Career Cluster

Architecture and Construction

Career Pathway:
Maintenance/Operations

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