Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology Certificate (HACC)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

Provides students with an in-depth study of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration servicing, as well as plant maintenance of electrical and mechanical control systems. All courses in the certificate program can be applied to the HVACR A.A.S. degree program.

Employment opportunities include installation and service technician for all facets of HVACR equipment, HVACR counter and outside salespersons, and factory service representatives.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • join copper using soft and hard soldering techniques.
  • read and draw schematic wiring diagrams.
  • evaluate blueprints for residential buildings.
  • identify and list the components and their function for the basic refrigeration cycle.
  • identify refrigerants by measuring temperature and pressures.
  • pass EPA certifications for refrigerant recovery and use.
  • install and service typical residential and light commercial HVACR equipment.
  • follow the NEC to install residential and light commercial wiring as it relates to the HVACR industry.
  • install and service natural and LP gas equipment.
  • install and service air-to-air heat pumps.
  • practice positive customer relations.
  • Additional Disclosure Information
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology Certificate (HACC)
First Semester Credits
HAC 104 Basic Electricity 3
HAC 119 Construction Print Reading 3
HAC 131 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 3
HAC 135 Domestic Oil Burners 3
HAC 145 Advanced Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 3
HAC 160  Residential Wiring 3
  Semester Credits 18 
     
Second Semester Credits
HAC 132 Air conditioning and refrigeration II 3
HAC 140 Electrical Maintenance I 3
HAC 150 Heating Systems 3
HAC 125 Piping & Hydronic Systems 3
HAC 200 Applications, Troubleshooting, and
Certifications in HVACR
3
HAC 205 Gas Heat / Heat Pumps 4
  Semester Credits 19
     
  Total Credits 37

Middle States Pass Rates

EPA 608 Exam  - Refrigerant Handling Students Pass Rate
2014 12 100%
2013  8 100%
EPA 410 Exam - Voluntary Certification Students Pass Rate
2014 12 100%
2013 8 100%
Gas Heat and Heat Pump CSST Students Pass Rate
Fall 2013 8 100%

 

EXAM YEAR

2011

2012

2013

Residential Heating and A/C

#

# Pass

LCCC Ave

Pass

State Ave Pass

Nat’l Ave Pass

#

# Pass

LCCC Ave

Pass

State Ave Pass

Nat’l Ave Pass

#

# Pass

LCCC Ave

Pass

State Ave Pass

Nat’l Ave Pass

Core

6

6

82%

71%

72%

10

9

90%

 

 

12

9

76%

75%

73%

A/C

6

4

65%

62%

67%

10

5

50%

 

 

12

8

72%

67%

67%

Air Distribution

6

3

75%

68%

70%

10

7

50%

 

 

12

7

66%

72%

70%

Heat Pumps

6

3

61%

57%

60%

10

5

50%

 

 

12

8

62%

63%

61%

Gas Furnace

6

4

69%

61%

67%

10

7

50%

 

 

12

6

69%

67%

68%

Oil Furnace

6

5

75%

68%

66%

10

7

70%

 

 

12

8

71%

73%

64%

 


Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Sponsored    
Books: 2,400 Fees: 537 Tuition: 3,100
Nonsponsored    
Books: 2,400 Fees: 816 Tuition: 6,200
Out of State    
Books: 2,400 Fees: 1,095 Tuiton: 9,300
Schuylkill County    
Books: 2,400 Fees: 816 Tuition: 4,650
  • On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 months