Residential Air Conditioning Certificate

The Residential Air Conditioning Certificate prepares entry-level heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians to work on various residential air conditioning systems. You will develop a basic understanding of window air conditioning units, split-system air conditioning units, air source heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps. Training will include electrical troubleshooting, the servicing, and cleaning of residential air conditioning systems, humidity control, and HVAC manifold gauge sets, voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, and diagnostic test equipment use.

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: $2,581

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 Residential Air Conditioning Certificate (CIP 47.0201)

Total Residential Air Conditioning 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 $637 $637 $637 $637
Program Total $2,581 $5,903.4 $8,040.68 $8,040.68

What makes MCC's Residential Air Conditioning 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 Residential Air Conditioning 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 in the operation, diagnostic testing, and repair of a variety of residential air conditioning systems.
  • 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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