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Degrees and Certificates


Associate in Science Degree

To receive an Associate in Science degree from El Camino College, a student must complete at least 60 units in degree applicable college courses which must include general education requirements and course work in an approved transfer major or associate degree program. Course work toward the degree must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 12 of the required 60 degree applicable units must be successfully completed at El Camino College. A notation of “Graduation with Honors” is earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must file an intent to graduate in the evaluations area located in the Admissions Office by the deadline date published in the schedule of classes.

El Camino College Major Requirements:
At least 50% of the major requirements for the Associate in Science Degree must be completed at El Camino College.


Complete the following:    

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 5

Electrical Applications

(4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 6

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Control Systems

(4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21

 Air Conditioning Fundamentals

(4 units) 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 23

Commercial Refrigeration Applications

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 25

Residential Air Conditioning

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 27

Heating Technologies

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 30

Electrical Controls

 (2 units)

 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 31

HVAC Electronics

 (2 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 34

HVAC Customer Service

 (1 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 61

Fundamentals of Automation Systems

 (3 units) 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 62

Energy Control and Optimization

 (4 units)

Total Units: 36

Recommended Electives:
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 95abcd Cooperative Career Education

(2-4 units)

Computer Information Systems 13 Introduction to Computers

(3 units)

Construction Technology 100 Building Fundamentals

 (4 units)

Business 15 Business Mathematics

 (3 units)

Total Units: 36


Certificate of Achievement

El Camino College offers a variety of certificate programs. A Certificate of Achievement is recorded on a student’s transcript. A Certificate of Accomplishment is not recorded on the transcript. Each of the programs requires completion of courses in a particular field. Unlike degree programs, courses outside the field are not generally required.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 2.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with High Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.5 grade point average or above.

A Certificate of Achievement will be granted to the student completing the courses in the Air Conditioning or Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Electric Controls or Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration or Refrigeration options. At least 50% of the courses for the Certificate of Achievement must be completed at El Camino College.

Air Conditioning Option:

(Pending approval by the California Community Colleges System Office)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 5 Electrical Applications

(4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21 Air Conditioning Fundamentals

(4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 25 Residential Air Conditioning

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 27 Heating Technologies

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 34 HVAC Customer Service

 (1 unit )

Total Units: 17
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 5 Electrical Applications

(4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 6 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Control Systems

(4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 30 Electrical Controls

 (2 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 31 HVAC Electronics

 (2 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 34 HVAC Customer Service

 (1 unit )

Total Units: 13

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Option:

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 5

Electrical Applications

(4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 6

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Control Systems

(4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21

Air Conditioning Fundamentals

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 23

Commercial Refrigeration Applications

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 25

Residential Air Conditioning

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 27

Heating Technologies

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 30

Electric Controls

 (2 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 31

HVAC Electronics

 (2 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 34

HVAC Customer Service

 (1 unit )

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 61

Fundamentals of Automation Systems

 (3 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 62

Energy Control and Optimization 

 (4 units)

Business 15

 Business Mathematics

 (3 units)

Total Units: 39

Refrigeration Option:
(Pending approval by the California Community Colleges System Office)
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 6 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Control Systems

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21 Air Conditioning Fundamentals

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 23 Commercial Refrigeration Applications

 (4 units)

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 34 HVAC Customer Service

 (1 unit)

Total Units: 13

Refrigeration Option:
(Pending approval by the California Community Colleges System Office)

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement  (HVAC & Refrigeration)

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement  (Refrigeration)

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement (Air Conditioning)

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement  (Electric Controls)

Last Published 1/31/17