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Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

A QUICK INTRO

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems.

(Students will again be accepted beginning with the Fall 2023 semester)

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

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.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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 system selection and balance and advanced systems.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out the following links on our Career Coach assessment tool.

Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration, Diploma or Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration, Certificate

 

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

REQUIRED COURSES:

Prefix No. Title Credit
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 5
AHR 112  Heating Technology 4
AHR 113  Comfort Cooling 4
AHR 114  Heat Pump Technology 4
AHR 120  HVACR Maintenance 2
AHR 210  Residential Building Code 2
AHR 211 Residential System Design 3
ELC 111 Intro to Electricity 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement 3
Choose one of the following:  
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success* 1
    Totals 34

 

Choose 6 credits (cannot exceed 4 WBL hrs):
AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems 4
CIS 110  Intro to Computers 3
WBL 111  Work-Based Learning I 1
WBL 112  Work-Based Learning II 2
WBL 114  Work-Based Learning I 4
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 5
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2

*Only for transfer situations.

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 5
AHR 120  HVACR Maintenance 2
ELC 111 Intro to Electricity 3
    Totals 10

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

AHR 112 Heating Technology 4
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 4
    Totals 8
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