HVAC Codes and Estimating Certificate

Division: Career Technical Education


The HVAC Codes and Estimating Certificate provides students with a career path for attaining the communication skills, practical knowledge, and technical training necessary for pursuing a career in building codes and cost estimating. Students completing this certificate will develop an advanced understanding of building codes and cost estimating. 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 17 units.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (17 units):
AC/R 100 C Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer3
AC/R 110 CAir Conditioning I2
AC/R 137 C Blueprints and Dimension Analysis (formerly AC/R 037 C)2
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 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
Total Units17