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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 startup, 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.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Timmy Overby

Lead Instructor - HVAC and Refrigeration

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree, 43 credit hours from Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate (C35100) and Diploma (D35100) must be included in A35100.

PTE-114 Pathway to Employment - Engineering Tech 3
AHR-212 Advanced Comfort Systems 4
AHR-250 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Diagnostics 2
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
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: 29 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma, 17 credit hours from Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate (C35100) must be included in D35100.

MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
AHR-112 Heating Technology 4
AHR-113 Comfort Cooling 4
AHR-213 HVACR Building Code 2
AHR-215 Commercial HVAC Controls 2
AHR-133 HVAC Servicing 4
ELC-117 Motors and Controls 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 23 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

AHR-110 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
AHR-160 Refrigerant Certification 1
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
AHR-114 Heat Pump Technology 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program (C35100X). CCP Students should complete this certificate over two semesters.

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 electronic 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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