Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
This program is designed for the in-service technician and others who want a background in basic air conditioning and refrigeration fundamentals. Emphasis of the program is in mechanical design, construction of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, and theoretical concepts. Upon successful completion of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning certificate, the student may elect to sit for the “Refrigeration Recovery Certification” examination.