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Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology-A.A.S.

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A35100

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. 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.

 

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Credit
Fall Semester I
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
WOL 110 Basic Construction Skills 2 3 3
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 2 6 5
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 4
AHR 213 HVACR Buiding Code 1 2 2
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity 2 2 3
Spring Semester-1st Year
ELC 132 Electrical Drawings 1 3 2
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1
AHR 180 Customer Relations 1 0 1
AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 4
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technolgy 2 4 4
AHR 125 Electronics 2 2 3
PLU 111 Basic Plumbing 1 3 2
Summer Session
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
Pre-req: DRE 098
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
CIS 110 INtro to computers 2 2 3
Fall Semester-2nd Year
MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy 2 2 3
Pre-req: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030
AHR 120 HVACR Maintenance 1 3 2
AHR 211 Residential System Design 2 2 3
AHR 212 Adv Comfort Systems 2 6 4
AHR 130 HVACR Controls 2 2 3
AHR 151 HVAC Duct Systems I 1 3 2
Spring Semester II
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
ENG 116 Tech Report Writing 3 0 3
Pre-req: Eng 111
Or
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com 3 0 3
ALT 250 Thermal Systems 2 2 3
AHR 152 HVACR Duct Systems II 1 3 2
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3 0 3
Or
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
WBL 111 Work Based Learning 0 0 1
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE 75

Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.