Electrical Troubleshooting Certificate

The Electrical Troubleshooting Certificate prepares entry-level heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians for basic electrical troubleshooting on residential HVAC equipment. You will develop skills in reading wiring diagrams and schematics, and learn to use megohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, and diagnostic test equipment. Training includes relays, contactors, solenoid valve coils, capacitors, and overload protection devices diagnosing, removal, and replacement.

Stackable MCC certificates include:
Residential Heating Certificate > Residential Air Conditioning Certificate > Electrical Troubleshooting Certificate > Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Installation Certificate building up to the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning AAS

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,666

Credit Hours to Complete: 16

Weeks to Complete: 32

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Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: *MAT-106#3 hrs,IMT-116#3 hrs,IMT-110 | MGT-110#3 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective AET or IMT#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr*
*MCC-101 is not a graduation requirement for any of our degrees or certificates.

Sample Semester 2 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: IMT-112#3 hrs,IMT-103#3 hrs,IMT-102#3 hrs,IMT-117#3 hrs,ENG-151#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: IMT-104#3 hrs,AET-151#3 hrs,IMT-120 | IMT-121#3 hrs,SOC-151#3 hrs,ART-151#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: MGT-150#3 hrs,IMT-215#3 hrs,IMT-135#3 hrs,IMT-210#3 hrs,IMT-261#3 hrs

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What you need to know about getting your Electrical Troubleshooting Certificate (CIP 47.0201)

Total Electrical Troubleshooting Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $1,944 $5,266.4 $7,403.68 $7,403.68
Additional Costs $722 $722 $722 $722
Program Total $2,666 $5,988.4 $8,125.68 $8,125.68

What makes MCC's Electrical Troubleshooting Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions

  • The program’s service-learning approach allows you to gain real-world experiences while assisting others in the surrounding community.
  • The MCC Foglia Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation provides students with a state-of-the-art center for hands-on and practical learning with the latest tools, equipment, and HVAC systems.
  • Small class sizes.

How will MCC's Electrical Troubleshooting Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • You'll be prepared to earn EPA Section 608 Certification.
  • You'll gain hands-on experience with a variety of electrical and electronic systems used on both residential and commercial HVAC systems such as furnaces, air conditioning systems, refrigerators and freezers, reach-in coolers and freezers, case coolers and freezers, walk-in coolers and freezers, direct digital controls, and ice makers
  • You'll perform set-up and installation, servicing and cleaning, and diagnostics and repair of commercial HVAC refrigeration systems.
  • You'll develop skills in reading wiring diagrams and schematics, the use of megohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, and diagnostic test equipment.
  • Internships are available with local employers.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

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