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HVAC/Refrigeration Technician


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Program Description


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 Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

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

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 those eligible
Baltimore County College Promise
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length


9 months

Courses are offered at CCBC Catonsville and Dundalk.

Program Requirements


High School Diploma or GED. Minimum age of 18.

Application Process


To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


VOA 969

Shared with credit class AIRC 110

HVAC Safety, Tools & Methods

42

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

$459

T-$318/F-$141

VOA 975

Shared with credit class AIRC 115

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

49

 

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

$459

T-$318/F-$141

VOA 985

Shared with credit class AIRC 205

Heating Systems

52

 

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

56

None

$630

T-$427/F-$203

VOC 953

Shared with credit class  AIRC 210

Comfort Cooling Systems

55

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

$459

T-$318/F-$141

VOC 044

&

VOC 991 (Test)

Refrigerant Recovery Certification & Test

12.5

No materials needed.

$130

T-$66/$64

$50

T-$0/F-$50

Course Series Totals:

266.5

$215

$2646

T-$1765/F-$881

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.

Skills for Success:​

Detailed-oriented, dependability, self-control, ability to follow safety rules, ability to follow directions, cooperation, integrity, persistence, manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, mathematical aptitude, ability to stand for long periods of time and ability to lift 35 pounds.

Career Coach


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Program Contact Information


Program Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | sricketts@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4442 | Catonsville | BESS 100

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS 100

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