HVAC/Refrigeration Technician, Continuing Education Certificate

HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians install and/or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil and gas furnaces and boilers. Only certified technicians are permitted to perform refrigerant recovery in order to comply with U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and requirements.

Program objectives

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).  Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.

External Credential:

Students who pass the EPA test will receive certification from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Certifying Organization:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA class only)

www.epa.gov

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

9 months

Courses are offered at CCBC Catonsville.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED. Minimum age of 18.

Application Process

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

VOA 652

Shared with credit class AIRC 110

HVAC Safety, Tools & Methods

50

Fundamentals of HVACR, 3rd edition with access code, by Stanfield & Skaves; $215 at CCBC bookstores

$459

T-$318/F-$141

VOC 955

Shared with credit class AIRC 115

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

50

 

Fundamentals of HVACR, 3rd edition with access code, by Stanfield & Skaves; $215 at CCBC bookstores

$459

T-$318/F-$141

VOC 952

Shared with credit class AIRC 205

Heating Systems

50

 

Fundamentals of HVACR, 3rd edition with access code, by Stanfield & Skaves; $215 at CCBC bookstores

$459

T-$318/F-$141

VOC 953

Shared with credit class  AIRC 210

Comfort Cooling Systems

50

Fundamentals of HVACR, 3rd edition with access code, by Stanfield & Skaves; $215 at CCBC bookstores

$459

T-$318/F-$141

VOA 970

Shared with credit class  ELEI 101

Basic HVAC Electricity

60

None

$630

T-$427/F-$203

VOC 044

&

VOC 991 (Test)

Refrigerant Recovery Certification & Test

12.5

No materials needed.

$196

T-$106/$90

$50

T-$0/F-$50

Course Series Totals:

272.5

$341

$2712

T-$1805/F-$907

Additional Information

Additional Offerings:
In addition to the Basic HVAC Certificate, students can pursue an Advanced Certificate and/or Alternative Energy Certificate.  These certificates are offered as non-credit or credit courses.

Career Opportunities:​

Entry Level HVAC Helper/Apprentice. Students can continue their education and obtain additional certificates and/or pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Energy Technology.  Some companies prefer or require a degree for more senior positions.  Criminal background checks and random drug testing are required for employment.

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator:                       

Nancy Kukay

nkukay@ccbcmd.edu     

443-840-4171  

Catonsville, BESS 100

 

Administrative Assistant:

Ollie Wright

owright@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-4476

Catonsville, BESS 100