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Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair - Certificate

In the Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair certificate program, you will learn how to install and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment for residential and commercial buildings. You will get hands-on experience in well-equipped, small laboratory sections and receive one-on-one instruction from faculty with experience in the field.

Among the courses you will take are Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service, Blueprint Reading and Drafting, System Design, and business electives.

Students in this Program:

  • Gain the skills to begin a career in refrigeration and air conditioning service.
  • Learn how to install and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment for residential and commercial buildings.
  • Get hands-on experience in well-equipped, small laboratory sections.
  • Receive one-on-one instruction from faculty who have experience in the field.

*Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Career Opportunities:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors
  • Manufacturer Representative
  • Plant Maintenance Technician
  • Appliance Repair Technician

Career Outlook:

  • The construction industry continues to exhibit a demand for skilled HVAC technicians.

Recent Employers of SUNY Canton Graduates:

  • Refrigeration and air conditioning supply houses
  • Hardware stores
  • Farm supply and equipment dealers (Bulk tanks, etc.)
  • Fuel companies
  • Contractors

Transfer Opportunities:

  • SUNY Canton - AAS degree programs and other certificate programs.
  • Other SUNY Technology Colleges' AAS programs.

Admission Requirements:

Students completing two one-year Certificate programs in the Canino School of Engineering Technology can graduate with two Certificates and an Associate in Applied Science degree by completing the requirements of the Individual Studies (Eng) AAS program while pursuing the second technical certificate.


Semester I Credits

ACHP 103 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Service I 7
CONS 151 Building Trades Blueprint Reading & Drafting 2
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10) 3
MATH Mathematics* 3
SOET 101 Intro to Computer Usage for Technicians 1

Semester II Credits

ACHP 104 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Service II 7
ACHP 105 Refrigeration System Design 2
  General Elective (by advisement) 3
  General Elective (by advisement) 3

* Mathematics level depends on previous preparation. Applied College Mathematics (MATH 101) is the minimum requirement. Students are advised to continue mathematics coursework in both semesters. Those graduates who show sufficient interest and aptitude may qualify for entry into one of the associate degree programs.

Air Conditioning Engineering Technology
Stanley Skowronek