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.
Licensure and/or Certification
Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Refrigeration and Heating Technology are eligible to sit for the Environmental Protection Agency Section 608 National Certification Exam and the North American Technical Excellence entry level certification exam. Graduates of the program are also eligible for an institutional recommendation for the Unlimited Refrigeration Mechanical Administrator License from the Alaska Department of Business and Professional Licensing Section.
Students planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Alaska are required to contact the UAA offering department before enrolling to determine if the program meets the licensing/certification requirements of the state in which they wish to practice.
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.