Air Conditioning - Heating, Basic Certificate



Program Code: 0178

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
AIR CON 101Intro Air Conditioning I3
AIR CON 103Duct Design And Layout3
AIR CON 105Owner-Contractor Management3
AIR CON 160Intro to Principles of Heating3
AIR CON 165Heating Laboratory2
MATH 107Math For Technicians I4
Total Hours18


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Heating. 

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Student

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
AIR CON 101 Intro Air Conditioning I 3
MATH 107 Math For Technicians I 4
Semester 2
AIR CON 105 Owner-Contractor Management 3
AIR CON 160 Intro to Principles of Heating 3
Semester 3
AIR CON 103 Duct Design And Layout 3
AIR CON 165 Heating Laboratory 2
 Total Hours18

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This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Job Description

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$34,283
Median 50th Percentile$58,920
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$110,852

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$16
Median 50th Percentile$28
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$53

Annual Job Openings

433 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less23.49%
A certificate68.08%
Some college6.93%
An Associate degree1.50%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree