LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    Feb 27, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Credit Diploma

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The energy efficient Heating, Ventilation, and the Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Credit Diploma is designed for students who want to gain valuable industry skills and prepare for a career in the construction trades as an HVAC technician. Upon completion of the HVAC/R Credit Diploma, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue into the AAS program. Students must complete the Industrial Systems Technology (IST) Credit Diploma prior to entering the HVAC/R Credit Diploma.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the HVAC/R program website.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Use safety rules and regulations that characterize responsible behavior in an HVAC/R workplace.
  2. Evaluate the electrical characteristics of HVAC/R equipment.
  3. Demonstrate the various uses of motors and motor control circuits in HVAC/R equipment.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Trades & Technical Studies pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

First Semester

Choice Points

  • Enter the job market with an apprenticeship to continue education in HVAC/R, or continue work on the Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration AAS.


  • Completion of the HVAC/R Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 18 Credits

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The potential jobs listed below may require completion of an apprenticeship and certification. Possible careers in or related to HVAC/R include HVAC Technician.

Additional information on careers in HVAC/R is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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