Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate


The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate the primary emphasis of this program is to prepare the student with job entry-level skills. Although further training must be done on the job, the student will have a strong background in fundamental skills of refrigeration, electricity, mathematics, communication skills, and drafting. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 40 units.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (40 units):
AC/R 100 C Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer3
AC/R 110 CAir Conditioning I2
AC/R 120 CPiping Prac-Tools and Safety3
AC/R 137 C Blueprints and Dimension Analysis (formerly AC/R 037 C)2
AC/R 036 C Refrigeration Certification Training (formerly titled Refrigerants, Charging and Recovery)1
AC/R 055 CTechnician Customer Relations1
AC/R 105 C Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I3
AC/R 115 CGas Heat Transfer Systems3
AC/R 135 C Sustainability Design and Application (formerly Solar Energy for Heat and Cool)2
AC/R 106 C Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II3
AC/R 210 CCommercial Refrigeration3
AC/R 220 C Introduction to Air Conditioning Controls (formerly A/C Controls and Energy Management)2
AC/R 230 CHeat Pumps2
AC/R 205 CCommercial Air Conditioning3
AC/R 215 C Codes and Commissioning (formerly Estimating for HVAC)3
AC/R 245 C Load Calculations for Heating and Cooling (formerly AC/R 145 C)2
AC/R 235 CAir Conditioning Capstone2
Total Units40