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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Basics Certificate (C35100A)


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.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
AHR 110 Introduction to Refrigeration 2 6 5
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity 2 2 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
6 8 10
Spring Semester
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 4
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology 2 4 4
4 8 8

Employment Outlook

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Commercial and residential building construction is expected to drive employment growth, and job opportunities for HVACR technicians are expected to be good.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

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Rockingham Community College
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Wentworth, NC 27375


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