The FACILITIES OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE 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.

Course Class Credits Course Outline Course Schedule
ACR 060 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR 064 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I 3
ACR 065 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II 3
ACR 076 Facilities Maintenance - Chillers 3
ACR 078 Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management 3
ACR 083 All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems 3
ACR 084 Boiler and Hydronic Heating 3
ACR 090 Building Automation Fundamentals 3
ARCH 011 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
ACT 030 Plumbing Fundamentals 3