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HVAC-R class

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems.

Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools, and instruments. Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the startup, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems.

Students enrolling in this program must purchase student accident insurance.

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This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in residential and light, commercial HVAC and in domestic refrigeration. Upon successful completion, graduates should be able to braze, leak test, recover refrigerant, charge a unit, pass the CFC certification exam, use meters and read wiring diagrams. Courses within this certificate may be applied toward a Diploma in Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology. 

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Please complete the following four steps to complete the admissions process.


Step 1: Complete an RCC Application for Admission.


Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to enter RCC’s school code: 002958.


Step 3: Request an OFFICIAL transcript from your high school/GED and all colleges attended. You may bring sealed copies of your transcripts to us, or institutions can send transcripts directly to RCC’s Admissions Office.


Step 4: Come by our office in person to speak with an admissions counselor who will discuss your program of study and placement test requirements

See the RCC Catalog for more information.