Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC)

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) DegreeAir Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) DiplomaAir Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) Certificate

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.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
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
ENG 111
 
ENG 110
Writing and Inquiry
or
Freshman Composition
3 0 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
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
MAT 110
 
PHY 110
 
PHY 110A
**Math Measurement
or
Conceptual Physics
or
Conceptual Physics Lab
2 2 0 3
Summer Semester Summer Semester
AHR 133 HVAC Servicing 2 6 0 4
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 2 6 0 4
Fall Semester Fall Semester
AHR 212 Adv. Comfort System 2 6 0 4
AHR 250
 
WBL 111
**HVAC Syst Diag
or
Work-Based Learning I
0 4 0 2
AHR 263 Energy Management 1 3 0 2
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics 1 2 0 2
ENG 114
 
ENG 115
Prof Research and Report
or
Oral Communication
3 0 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
AHR 120 HVAC Maintenance 1 3 0 2
AHR 211 Residential System Design 2 2 0 3
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3

Also Offered

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 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212 or REL 221.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
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
Spring Spring
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
ENG 101
 
ENG 110
 
ENG 111
Applied Communications I
or
Freshman Composition
or
Writing and Inquiry
3 0 0 3
Summer Summer
AHR 133 HVAC Servicing 2 6 0 4
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 2 6 0 4

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 2 6 0 5
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 3 6 0 5
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics 1 2 0 2
Spring Spring
AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 0 4
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 0 1

CEU Classes

Additional Classes

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Estimated Cost

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,489.75 $11,745.75
Books and Supplies $1,253.25 $1,253.25
Total Cost $4,743.00 $12,999.00
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,379.25 $4,643.25
Books and Supplies $803.00 $803.00
Total Cost $2,182.25 $5,446.25

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Program Contact(s)

Adam Dalton
Lead Instructor - HVAC and Refrigeration
(336) 386-3448
daltonc@surry.edu

Program Facts


$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.