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HVAC Occupational Entry Certificate Level I

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Overview

Summary

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, entrylevel employment in the residential and/or light commercial heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration 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.

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Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a HVAC & Refrigeration AAS Degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 1341 Gas and Electric Heating 3
HART 1345 Residential Air Conditioning1 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Occupational Entry Certificate Program Total 15 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $43,258
Hourly wage: $14.74

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • HVAC Technician2
  • HVAC Service Technician2
  • HVAC Mechanic2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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