Professional Achievement Award in Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

Professional Achievement Award in Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

Classroom Program


9-12 months


9 Units

UCR Extension

Gain skills and knowledge to make a variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems run smoothly and efficiently. Study design challenges, new technology, conservation, and emerging standards, with an emphasis on the commercial and industrial applications of HVAC systems. Learn about development and design standards relating to California codes, so you can install, troubleshoot, maintain or repair units with renewed confidence and the best tools for your trade.

Designed For

Those seeking positions in:

  • Facilities management
  • HVAC system design, development, maintenance and repair
  • Other related fields

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the principles and practices to effectively design, implement and maintain HVAC systems.
  • Examine new technology and best practices currently being utilized in systems.
  • Review and understand real design challenges and performance measures.
  • View current systems to evaluate designs and maintenance issues.
  • Examine the application of controls and equipment, especially in the areas of commercial and industrial projects.

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in private companies, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • HVAC Specialists
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • HVAC Installer
  • Field Manager

Program Overview


9 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“Now that I have earned my award, I have a higher level of theoretical and practical knowledge. I'm looking forward to using my new expertise in HVAC.”

Constantino Samano

Senior Custodian, Building Services
UCR Physical Plant
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

ENGR X465.39

3 units

Quarter 2

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Equipment and Controls

ENGR X465.4

3 units

Quarter 3

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Principles and Practice

ENGR X465.19

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“Whatever your goal, completing a professional certificate program will give you confidence to reach for the top. Join thousands of UCR Extension students whose lives have been transformed by our programs.”

Dr. Sharon Duffy

UCR Extension Professional Studies

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