Heating, Ventilating, AC and Refrigeration Technology
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HEATING, VENTILATING, AC AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of basic refrigeration theory and the operation of an HVAC/R system;
  • show an ability to use the hand tools required by the HVAC/R technician to install and service an HVAC/R system;
  • show an ability to use the tools required to leak test, evacuate, and charge an HVAC/R system;
  • demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot an HVAC/R system problem;
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic electrical theory and circuitry;
  • demonstrate the ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the proper methods used for refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the proper operation of refrigerant recovery equipment;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the operational requirements of commercial air conditioning systems;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the various control systems used on commercial air conditioning systems;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of establishing good working practices and maintaining good customer relations;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the EPA regulations regarding refrigerant handling certification and have the opportunity to achieve that certification; and 
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic mechanical and electrical safe working practices.

Did You Know?

ECC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.

 

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