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Program Overview

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.

Employment Opportunities:

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.

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

AHR-110 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
AHR-112 Heating Technology 4
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5

Spring Semester

AHR-113 Comfort Cooling 4
AHR-114 Heat Pump Technology 4
AHR-160 Refrigerant Certification 1
AHR-213 HVACR Building Code 2
AHR-215 Commercial HVAC Controls 2

Summer Semester

AHR-133 HVAC Servicing 4
ELC-117 Motors and Controls 4
PTE-114 Pathway to Employment - Engineering Tech 3

Fall Semester

AHR-212 Advanced Comfort Systems 4
AHR-250 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Diagnostics 2
OR
WBL-121 Work-Based Learning II 2
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3

Spring Semester

AHR-120 HVACR Maintenance 2
AHR-211 Residential System Design 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
PSY-118 Interpersonal Psychology 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 69 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

AHR-110 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
AHR-112 Heating Technology 4
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3

Spring Semester

AHR-113 Comfort Cooling 4
AHR-114 Heat Pump Technology 4
AHR-160 Refrigerant Certification 1
AHR-213 HVACR Building Code 2
AHR-215 Commercial HVAC Controls 2
ENG-101 Applied Communications I 3

Summer Semester

AHR-133 HVAC Servicing 4
ELC-117 Motors and Controls 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 43 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

AHR-110 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
AHR-112 Heating Technology 4
AHR-160 Refrigerant Certification 1
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

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.

Program Costs

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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