Facilities Operations Technician
Certificate of Achievement

The Facilities Operations Technician Certificate Of Achievement offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: Air conditioning and refrigeration theory and application, equipment tools, systems and components, interpreting electrical diagrams, physics for building science, building commissioning, building automation controls, control networks, carbon monoxide analysis, building pressure measurements, general combustion theory, plumbing fundamentals, boilers, chillers, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, troubleshooting, and safety. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
ACR 060 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR 064 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I 3
ACR 078 Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
ACR 083 All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems 3
ACT 020 or CM 020  Introduction to Construction Technology 3
ACR 090 Building Automation Fundamentals 3
ARCH 011 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
ACT 030 Plumbing Fundamentals 3
ACR 065 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II 3
ACR 076 Facilities Maintenance - Chillers 3
ACR 084 Boiler & Hydronic Heating 3