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HVACR Fundamentals (AS) Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 18
Term Effective: Fall 2024


The Santa Rosa Junior College HVACR Fundamentals Associate of Science Degree prepares students for exciting and in-demand jobs in the residential Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

Students will learn how residential HVACR systems and their components operate; the fundamentals of airflow, refrigeration, ventilation, combustion, and thermodynamics; and the tools and equipment used for installation, maintenance, and repair work. Students also learn about jobsite safety, career opportunities, codes and regulations, and industry certification requirements for residential HVACR technicians.

This program is great for students new to the HVACR industry and for students who already have some industry experience. The major can be completed by full-time or part-time students, over 3-4 semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the function of residential HVACR systems and components.
  2. Identify and explain the proper use of diagnostic tools used by residential HVACR technicians.
  3. Diagnose and troubleshoot operational faults in residential HVACR systems.
  4. Explain the career pathways and business opportunities for residential HVACR technicians.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the HVACR Fundamentals (AS) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • HVACR Fundamentals Core Requirements
    • HVACR Fundamentals Electives

HVACR Fundamentals Core Requirements - complete 12.00 units
HVACR 101Introduction to HVACR3.00
HVACR 102Residential HVACR System Components3.00
HVACR 103Residential Heating, Airflow and Ventilation3.00
HVACR 104Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems3.00
HVACR Fundamentals Electives - complete 6.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
WEE 99IInternship Work Experience Education0.50-8.00
Construction Emphasis
CONS 101Introduction to the Construction Industry3.00
CONS 102Construction Practice and Technologies3.00
ELEC 51AFundamentals of Electricity3.00
WELD 170Beginning Welding: Fundamentals of Arc and Gas Welding2.00
MACH 162Blueprint Reading for Machine and Related Industries3.00
Business and Entrepreneurship Emphasis
ESHIP 115Financial Basics and Cash Flow1.50
BMK 50Marketing3.00
BMG 52Business Communication3.00
BMG 66.4Project Management1.50
BGN 81Practical Business Math Skills3.00
Computer Emphasis
CS 5Computer Literacy3.00
CS 61.11AMicrosoft Excel, Part 11.50
CS 61.11BMicrosoft Excel, Part 21.50

Term Effective: Fall 2024

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Students can take any 6 units from any of the requirement emphasis areas.

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