Career Studies Certificate
Purpose: This curriculum is designed to meet the short-term training needs of the adult part-time student by presenting the essential technical concepts and practices of the air conditioning and refrigeration field.
Program Objectives: Employment opportunities include air conditioning/refrigeration system installer, air conditioning system service technician, and air conditioning sales.
Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.
Developmental Requirements: Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 , MTE 2 , and MTE 3 will be required to complete developmental courses.
It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.
Program Notes: Completion of the degree meets the educational requirements for taking the journeyman’s exam; however, students must have two years of occupational experience to qualify to take the exam.
The program also prepares the student to take the EPA Section 608 Certification test, which is now required of all people employed in the installation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. This certification test is given on campus during the student’s first year of studies.