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HVAC - Essentials of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (470201)

Certificate: Certificate in Applied Science, CAS


The Essentials of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (Certificate) is a program that provides students with the basic knowledge of installing and maintaining heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. The state-of-the-art labs are equipped with a diverse offering of different HVAC and refrigeration equipment to help the students achieve success.  The program is reviewed by an HVAC advisory committee in the Pee Dee region. After completion of the certificate, students have the option to continue on with the degree.

  • Day classes at the Main Campus will take 1 year (2 semesters)
  • Day classes at The Continuum in Lake City will take 2 years (4 semesters) *This option will also benefit high school students who wish to take dual enrollment classes while still in high school.

• RWR 032 or equivalent test scores

In the Real World

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technicians have the knowledge and skills in installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in residential and commercial structures.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Apply knowledge of installing air conditioning system.
• Demonstrate how to read electrical diagrams and diagnose electrical circuits.
• Demonstrate how to read temperature/pressure charts and diagnose problems within the system.
• Apply knowledge of the air conditioning system to repair problems.

Want to enter this program? Fill out a college application and you're on your way!

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