HVAC Light Commercial & Residential Service LCHS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 27 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Effective as of Fall 2015

What is "HVAC Light Commercial & Residential Service"?

This program is intended for entry-level students or residential service technicians desiring careers as light commercial HVAC service technicians. This program is a hands-on troubleshooting and service program geared to the light commercial HVAC industry including convenience stores, restaurants, strip malls and any other type of small business concern. Students learn the basics of heating, cooling, distribution and control of these HVAC systems. The hands-on component uses the types of equipment installed in the field.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe the operating characteristics of basic HVAC systems.
  • Apply troubleshooting techniques to solve typical operating and maintenance problems in HVAC systems.
  • Identify the roles and functions of basic equipment as applied in HVAC systems.
  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate professional responsibilities.

Career Opportunities

Students find work as service technicians or performing installation work for commercial and residential contractors.


Students may become certified as refrigerant handlers under EPA section 608 as well as to handle refrigerant 410a.

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information


Course Title Credits
CAT 1111 Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading 1
EET 1120 Introduction to DC & AC Circuits 2
EET 1139 Electrical Machinery 3
EGV 1401 Weatherization & Building Performance Training 3
HVA 1201 Basic HVAC Systems with Cooling 3
HVA 1221 Heating Systems 3
HVA 1241 HVAC Installation Techniques & Practices 4
HVA 1261 HVAC Loads & Distribution for Small Buildings 4
HVA 1401 HVAC Mechanical & Electrical Troubleshooting 3
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.