Green HVAC Commercial
Certificate of Achievement

Green HVAC Commercial 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, fundamentals of motors and capacitors, interpreting electrical diagrams, building automation controls, control networks, principles of hydronic heat, boilers, chillers, duct and envelope testing, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, troubleshooting, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, 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 075 HVACR Systems Design 3
ACR 078 Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
ACR 061 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 3
ACR 065 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II 3
ACR 076 Facilities Maintenance - Chillers 3
ACR 077 Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR 3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
ACR 083 All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems 3
ACR 084 Boiler & Hydronic Heating 3
ACR 090 Building Automation Fundamentals 3
BIT 020 California Mechanical Codes 2