Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC)
The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools, and instruments. In addition, the AAS degree covers residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems.
Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start-up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems. AAS degree graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of systems selection and balance and advanced systems.
Humanities/Fine Arts: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 116, ART 118, ART 283, DRA 111, DRA 126, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210, PHI 210, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212 or REL 221.
|AHR 110||Intro to Refrigeration||2||6||0||5|
|AHR 113||Comfort Cooling||2||4||0||4|
|ELC 112||DC/AC Electricity||3||6||0||5|
|ELC 125||Diagrams and Schematics||1||2||0||2|
|MAT 110||Math Measurement||2||2||0||3|
|AHR 112||Heating Technology||2||4||0||4|
|AHR 114||Heat Pump Technology||2||4||0||4|
|AHR 160||Refrigerant Certification||1||0||0||1|
|AHR 213||HVACR Building Code||1||2||0||2|
|AHR 215||Comm HVAC Controls||1||3||0||2|
|Applied Communications I
Writing and Inquiry
|AHR 133||HVAC Servicing||2||6||0||4|
|ELC 117||Motors and Controls||2||6||0||4|
- Effectively charge units.
- Diagnose and repair mechanical refrigeration problems.
- Read air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration schematic diagrams.
- Communicate with customers effectively in writing and speaking.
- Diagnose electrical and electronics problems with a VOM.
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$21.10 average salary per hour.
$43,880 average salary per year.
Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.