Bakersfield College


Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Certificate of Achievement

The Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Certificate signifies that the student has developed skills in the diagnosis and repair of various types of heating and air conditioning systems found in automotive, agriculture and industrial applications. Students can implement the skills developed in the these courses in dealerships, independent repair shops, performance shops, construction companies, agriculture companies, government agencies, etc.

Students earning this certificate will be prepared to further pursue certification through ASE in the A7, T7, H7, and S7 areas as well as MACS certification under Section 609 of the Clean Air Act.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment in the automotive heating and air conditioning industry.
  • demonstrate their ability to assess, evaluate and solve automotive heating and air conditioning problems common to automotive, industrial, and agricultural industries.
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the core material automotive heating and air conditioning required for transfer to a four year university or certification in the department programs.

Career Opportunities:

Automotive Technician, Automotive HVAC Technician.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 17

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AUTO B11 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4.0
AUTO B30 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4.0
AUTO B31 Advanced Electrical and Electronic Systems 5.0
AUTO B49 Automotive Air Conditioning 4.0