HVAC Technician Certificate (09400.CN)
School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology
The Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning / Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program at Merced College is a comprehensive training program. The student will become knowledgeable in Refrigeration Systems, Basic Electrical Concepts, Air Systems & Air Conditioning Fundamentals, Heating Systems, and Commercial Refrigeration.
The students will learn from lecture as well as laboratory experience. The instructor has practical experience in the field and the formal education to provide the students with the necessary skills as well as equip them for HVAC/R employment.
Students will use the College HVAC/R Simulators during classroom training. Successful completion of the class will result in attainment of a Merced College Certificate of Completion.
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Program are designed to meet the increasing need within the local Business Community for trained technicians.
A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon successful completion of the full certificate listed below. For successful completion, a student must complete the requirements with a minimum grade of a “C” (or P) in each course with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
A. Explain the basic theory of the subject matter or HVAC/R system for the course of instruction based on industry standards.
B. Analyze a scenario based upon an HVAC/R equipment system failure/problem/complaint.
C. Employ a systematic approach to troubleshooting a HVAC/R system malfunction and prepare an effective repair solution.
D. Analyze component failures to determine the root cause of the component failure.
E. Verify if the path of repair was correct by testing and/or completing a work order/report.
F. Demonstrate the correct usage of tools/supplies required to diagnose/repair a malfunction.
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Program Core: (19 Units)
INDT-50 HVAC--Heating and Control Systems
INDT-51 Ventilation and Air Conditioning
INDT-52 Refrigerant Usage Certification and R-410A Safety
INDT-53 Heat Pump Systems
INDT-54 Residential HVAC Installation
Total: (19 Units)
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