Undergraduate Certificate in Refrigeration and Heating Technology
This program is delivered only through Matanuska-Susitna College.
- Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificate Programs.
- Achieve an acceptable score on placement tests in reading, writing and mathematics.
Students are urged to meet with a faculty advisor prior to enrolling in RH courses.
Certain courses require prerequisites or faculty permission. See an advisor for information on the recommended course sequence.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates.
- Complete the Program Requirements below.
- Pass all courses listed in core requirements before attempting any of the certificate requirement courses.
|RH A103||Technical Mathematics for Industrial Trades||3|
|RH A105||Electrical Circuits for Refrigeration and Heating I||3|
|RH A109||Principles of Thermodynamics||3|
|RH A209||Codes for HVAC/R||2|
|RH A211||Customer Relations and Job Etiquette||1|
|RH A101||Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Fundamentals||4|
|RH A122||Refrigeration and Air Conditioning||4|
|RH A126||Electrical Circuits for Refrigeration and Heating II||3|
|RH A132||Troubleshooting for HVAC/R Systems||3|
|RH A201||Commercial and Ammonia Refrigeration||4|
|RH A203||HVAC/R Basic Controls||3|
|RH A225||Heating Fundamentals and Forced Air Heat||4|
|RH A226||Commercial HVAC/R Systems||4|
|RH A228||Advanced Hydronic Heat Systems||4|
|RH A229||HVAC/R Control Systems||3|
|RH A232||HVAC/R Sheet Metal||3|
A total of 51 credits is required for the certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a certificate in the Refrigeration and Heating Technology program will be able to:
- Apply the fundamental laws of physics related to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry.
- Use mathematical skills required to succeed in HVAC/R trades.
- Understand and describe the function of individual components that make up HVAC/R systems.
- Work safely with tools, torches, electricity, refrigerants, heating fuels, and other equipment and materials associated with HVAC/R work.
- Follow work practices that are environmentally responsible.
- Obtain employment as an entry-level HVAC/R technician and be able to advance professionally.
- Work effectively with customers, employers and co-workers.
- Systematically troubleshoot HVAC/R systems.
- Apply municipal, state and national mechanical codes to decisions involving the design, installation, operation and maintenance of HVAC/R systems.