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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.

Image. Now Registering Spring Classes. Deadline is December 23, 2020. Classes start Janruary 6, 2021.

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.

Program Contacts:

Adam Dalton

Lead Instructor - HVAC and Refrigeration

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
AHR-110 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
AHR-113 Comfort Cooling 4
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
OR
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

Spring Semester

AHR-112 Heating Technology 4
AHR-114 Heat Pump Technology 4
AHR-160 Refrigerant Certification 1
AHR-213 HVACR Building Code 2
AHR-215 Commercial HVAC Controls 2
PHY-110 Conceptual Physics 3
OR
PHY-110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
OR
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3

Summer Semester

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

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
AHR-263 Energy Management 2
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OR
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3

Spring Semester

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

Total credits needed to graduate: 69 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

AHR-110 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
AHR-113 Comfort Cooling 4
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3

Spring Semester

AHR-112 Heating Technology 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
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
OR
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 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
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2

Spring Semester

AHR-112 Heating Technology 4
AHR-160 Refrigerant Certification 1

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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