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Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
Occupational Entry Certificate

The Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Occupational Entry Certificate (C1_HOC1) is offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the HVAC Department.

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Program Description

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration associate of applied science degree prepares the individual for a technical service career in residential or light commercial/industrial environmental systems. The student will study the mechanical and electrical/electronic systems involved in contemporary environmental controls. The academic requirements of the program provide a foundation for continued studies should the student decide to pursue his or her education or training.

The HVAC&R certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the residential and/or light commercial heating and air-conditioning service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary air-conditioning and heating systems are addressed throughout the program.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
HART1 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART1 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
HART1 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART2 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4

TOTAL Credits for HVAC Occupational Entry Certificate:


  1. Course is also available online with weekend labs.
    Contact the LSC-North Harris HVAC Department (281-618-5737) for details.
  2. Capstone course
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