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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.

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 5
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
    Totals 8

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

AHR 112 Heating Technology 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2
    Totals 9

 

SUMMER SEMESTER

Prefix No. Title Credit
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication 3
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement & Literacy 3
    Totals 6

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

Prefix No. Title Credit
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 4
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading 3
    Totals 7

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

Prefix No. Title Credit
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology 4
ELC 111 Intro to Electricity 3
Choose one of the following:  
WBL 111 Work Based Learning I 1
WBL 112 Work Based Learning I 2
WBL 114 Work Based Learning I 4
    Totals 8-11


Total Semester Hours: 38-42

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

Prefix No. Title Credit
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 5
    Totals 5

SPRING SEMESTER

AHR 112 Heating Technology 4
    Totals 4

SUMMER SEMESTER

AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 4
    Totals 4

This certificate is also offered to high school students through the Career & College Promise initiative..

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