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HVAC Light Commercial & Residential Service LCHS.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 31 - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

This program is intended for entry-level students or residential service technicians desiring careers as light commercial HVAC service technicians. This program is a hands-on troubleshooting and service program geared to the light commercial HVAC industry including convenience stores, restaurants, strip malls and any other type of small business concern. Students learn the basics of heating, cooling, distribution and control of these HVAC systems. The hands-on component uses the types of equipment installed in the field.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe the operating characteristics of basic HVAC systems.
  • Apply troubleshooting techniques to solve typical operating and maintenance problems in HVAC systems.
  • Identify the roles and functions of basic equipment as applied in HVAC systems.
  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate professional responsibilities.

Career Opportunities

Students find work as service technicians or performing installation work for commercial and residential contractors.


Students may become certified as refrigerant handlers under EPA section 608.


Course Title Credits
CAT 1111 Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading 1
CAT 1601 Building Electric & Controls 4
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
HVA 1201 Basic HVAC Systems with Cooling 3
HVA 1221 Heating Systems 3
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
HVA 1401 HVAC Mechanical & Electrical Troubleshooting 3
HVA 2700 (HVACR Engineering Technology Internship) OR EGV 1251 (Introduction to Energy Management Principles) OR EGV 1301 (Architectural Energy Analysis) OR EGV 1401 (Weatherization & Building Performance Training) OR EGV 2351 (LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation) OR CAT 1201 (Construction Methods & Materials) OR CAT 1401 (Construction Estimating) OR CAT 1741 (Residential Electrical Systems) 2
HVA 1241 HVAC Installation Techniques & Practices 3
HVA 1261 HVAC Loads & Distribution for Small Buildings 3
MAT 1110 (Math for Technologists) OR MAT 1200 (Technical Mathematics) 3 - 5
CAT 2431 OSHA Construction Standards 2
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

Not currently accredited. We are pursuing accreditation thru the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). This body will accredit one-year certificates as well as two-year degrees.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.