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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

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

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


Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
Pathway: Maintenance/Operations
ICC Pathway: HVAC

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110) | Lab Science | Mathematics

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

HVAC Residential Installer (16 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act; HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification in Electrical, Gas Heat & Air Conditioning

Employment Information

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installer; HVAC Mechanic; HVAC Service Technician; Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic and Installer; Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer $17-39/hr

Certificate of Completion

HVAC Technician (28 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification in Electric Heat, Heat Pump & Hydronic Heat

Employment Information

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installer; HVAC Mechanic; HVAC Service Technician; Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic and Installer; Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer$17-39/hr

OR

Certificate of Completion

Commercial Refrigeration Technician (28 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification in Basic Refrigeration and Charging Procedures & Light Commercial Refrigeration

Employment Information

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installer; HVAC Mechanic; HVAC Service Technician; Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic and Installer; Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer$17-39/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

HVAC/R Technology (69 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

4 Part HVAC Excellence System Performance Certification

Employment Information

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installer; HVAC Mechanic; HVAC Service Technician; Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic and Installer; Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer$17-39/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.
Many of the courses will transfer into the on-line HVAC/R Engineering Technology and Energy Management Bachelor of Science Degree at Ferris State University.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements

Related Programs

Commercial Refrigeration Technician certificate
HVAC Technician certificate
HVAC/R Technology