Bakersfield College

Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Job Skills Certificate

This program develops student’s knowledge and skills in automotive and light truck heating and air conditioning systems. The program includes instruction and theory in the operation, diagnosis, environmental concerns from refrigerants, electrical controls and computer operation, and proper repairs to these systems. Career opportunities in Automotive Technology prepares automotive technicians for employment as auto technicians for operation, diagnosis, environmental concerns from refrigerants, electrical controls and computer operation, and proper repairs to these systems.

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Job Skills Certificate.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 15 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment.
  • demonstrate problem solving skills used in industrial design and product development.
  • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four-year university degree program or for certification in the department programs.

Total Units: 15


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
AUTO B59 Automotive Air Conditioning 4.0
AUTO B14 Auto Tune-Up: Electrical/Ignition/Accessories 11.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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