Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate


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. To earn this certificate, students must complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (41.5-42 units):
AC/R 100 C Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer3
AC/R 110 CAir Conditioning I3
AC/R 120 C Piping Practice, Tools & Safety2
AC/R 137 C Blueprints and Dimension Analysis (formerly AC/R 037 C)2
AC/R 105 C Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I3
AC/R 115 CGas Heat Transfer Systems3
AC/R 036 C Refrigerants, Charging and Recovery1
AC/R 055 CTechnician Customer Relations2
AC/R 106 C Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II3
AC/R 145 C Load Calculation for Heat and Cool2
AC/R 210 CCommercial Refrigeration3
AC/R 220 C A/C Controls and Energy Management2
AC/R 230 CHeat Pumps2
AC/R 205 CCommercial Air Conditioning3
AC/R 215 CCodes & Estimating for HVACR3
AC/R 235 CAir Conditioning Capstone2
AC/R 035 CBuilding Commissioning2
AC/R 050 CHVAC-R Special Projects0.5-1
Total Units41.5-42