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HVAC Technician
31 Hours Minimum

HVAC Technician Program Description
(formerly Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician)

The HVAC Technician Certificate program is intended for individuals to learn to repair and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Previous experience in refrigeration or air conditioning is not required to enter the program. The refrigeration courses include extensive laboratory experience as well as lectures. Students must complete basic skills placement testing before admission into this program.

Program Accreditation:
The HVAC/R programs at Illinois Central College are fully accredited by the PAHRA (Partnership of Air Conditioning and Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation). The PAHRA is supported by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the American Society of Heating and Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Council of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE), the Gas Appliance Manufacturing Association (GAMA), the Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), and the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC).

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