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Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Occupational Entry Certificate

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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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Please contact Brian Sanders at Brian.G.Sanders@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7711 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 8 Credits
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
Second Semester Courses 8 Credits
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning1 4
Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Occupational Entry Certificate Program Total 16 Credits


  1. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $39,9331

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."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


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 $792 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.