HVAC Residential Installer

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Residential Installer certificate program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand and follow the manufacturer’s specifications when installing basic residential heating and air conditioning equipment as well as the skills to complete the installation. Students will learn the theory of residential heating and cooling through extensive lab experiences as well as lectures.

Career Opportunities

After completing the HVAC Residential Installer certificate, the graduate will be able to work as entry-level residential furnace and air conditioner installers.

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 16

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCTK 119 BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION  1
REACT 110 INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION  4
REACT 118 ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R  4
REACT 119 SHEET METAL FOR HVAC/R  2
REACT 120 RESIDENTIAL FURNACES  4
REACT 139 RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION  1

This is the first certificate individuals should earn prior to working in the HVAC industry. Previous experience in residential heating and cooling is not required to enter the program. Students must provide their own safety glasses with side shields, work gloves, basic scientific calculator, and thumb drive. After completion students can pursue the HVAC Technician Certificate, 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; ARCTK 119
Spring Semester 1 REACT 139

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department

Dirksen Building Room 09

(309)694-8566

Illinois Career Cluster

Architecture and Construction

Career Pathway:
Maintenance/Operations

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