The Cleanroom Technology Certificate* is a one-year/three semester certificate program focusing on advanced ventilation systems. This certificate was developed in cooperation with the Intel Corporation for training technicians to work on the advanced ventilation systems in cleanrooms.

The education and training received with this certificate applies to any building that has advanced ventilation, controls, and equipment in areas such as hospitals, surgical centers, commercial buildings, and colleges/universities. A cleanroom technician ensures that production/equipment is not contaminated by following strict clean room guidelines. Duties may include knowing and following all clean room protocols, keeping work areas organized, and maintaining equipment.

Once you complete this certificate program you will be eligible for employment calibrating, troubleshooting, and repairing advanced commercial equipment.

*Prerequisite: 2-year associates degree in HVAC/R Technology or equivalent, or strong background in HVAC/R and able to pass the Air Conditioning ESCO HVAC Excellence exam. This 100-question exam covers: air conditioning and refrigeration theory, equipment service, systems and components, troubleshooting, refrigerant flow control theory and application.

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What you’ll learn

  • Understand cleanroom technology safety.
  • A detailed introduction of semiconductors.
  • How to manage large HVAC projects.
  • Proficiency in aspects of job safety, including obtaining safety credentials.
  • How to install, calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair advanced ventilation systems such as AHUs (Air Handling Units),DOAS (Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems), MAUs (Make Up Air Systems), and exhaust systems
  • Understand, design, install, troubleshoot and repair hydronic systems and pumps.
  • Training to calculate advanced equations related to building science such as Psychometrics, enthalpy, entropy and other building related equations.
  • Understand environmental factors that affect building ventilation operation.
  • How to read and interpret building blueprints.
  • Understand, interpret, wire and troubleshoot building controls.
  • Introduction into the world of predictive and analytical tools associated with maintaining critical systems.

Possible careers

  • Service Manager
  • Building Operations Manager
  • Lead Technician


Keith Kaczor
Director of Industrial Trades