Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Residential and Light Commercial Heating and Ventilation

This program is delivered only through Matanuska-Susitna College.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate Programs.

Advising

Students are urged to meet with a faculty advisor prior to enrollment in RH classes.

Certain courses require prerequisites or faculty permission. See an advisor for information on the recommended course sequence.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

RH A203HVAC/R Basic Controls3
RH A211Customer Relations and Job Etiquette1
RH A225Heating Fundamentals and Forced Air Heat4
RH A226Commercial HVAC/R Systems4
RH A228Advanced Hydronic Heat Systems4
Total Credits16

A total of 16 credits is required for the certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Residential and Light Commercial Heating and Ventilation will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental laws of physics to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
  • Use mathematical skills required to succeed in HVAC trades.
  • Describe the function of individual components that make up HVAC systems.
  • Work safely with tools, torches, electricity, refrigerants, heating fuels, and other equipment and materials associated with HVAC work.
  • Follow work practices that are environmentally responsible.
  • Obtain employment as an entry-level HVAC technician and be able to advance professionally.
  • Work effectively with customers, employers, and co-workers.
  • Systematically troubleshoot HVAC systems.
  • Apply municipal, state, and national mechanical codes to decisions involving the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems.