HVAC Automated Environment Controls Certificate

Division: Career Technical Education


The HVAC Automated Environmental Controls Certificate (formerly Air Conditioning Environmental Controls Certificate) provides students with a career path for attaining the communication skills, practical knowledge, and technical training necessary for pursuing a career in controls and energy management. Students completing this certificate will develop an advanced understanding of building controls and energy management. To earn this certificate, students must complete the required courses with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 21 units.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (21 units):
AC/R 100 C Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer3
AC/R 110 CAir Conditioning I2
AC/R 105 C Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I3
AC/R 106 C Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II3
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 205 CCommercial Air Conditioning3
AC/R 220 C Introduction to Air Conditioning Controls (formerly A/C Controls and Energy Management)2
Total Units21