Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

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 A.A.S. 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. A.A.S. degree graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of system selection and balance, and advanced systems.

Certificate offerings are selected from associate degree courses and are offered only as demand warrants. Individual certificates provide limited basic skills. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration program has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information.

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Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Degree (A35100)
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100)
  • Basic Refrigeration Certificate (C35100B)
  • Heating and Cooling Systems Certificate (C35100C)
  • HVACR Designs and Install Certificate (C35100D)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

Curriculum Code: A35100

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 110 Introduction to Refrigeration 2 6 5
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity 2 2 3
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 4
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
9 14 16

SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)

AHR 114 Heap Pump Technology 2 4 4
AHR 130 HVAC Controls 2 2 3
AHR 140 All Weather Systems 1 3 2
AHR 235 Refrigeration Design 2 2 3
7 11 12

SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)

AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 4
AHR 133 HVAC Servicing 2 6 4
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics 1 2 2
5 12 10

FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)

AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems 2 6 4
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication or 3 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking (3) (0) (3)
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
ISC 115 Construction Safety 2 0 2
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2 2 3
12 8 15

SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)

AHR 211 Residential System Design 2 2 3
AHR 220 Commercial Building Code 2 0 2
ELC 118 National Electric Code 1 2 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sci Elective 3 0 3
12 2 13
Total Semester Hours: 66

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 210 History of Rock Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 231 American Literature I PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture

Approved Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ANT 210 General Anthropology POL 110 Intro to Political Science
ECO 151 Survey of Economics POL 120 American Government
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics POL 210 Comparative Government
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics POL 220 International Relations
GEO 111 World Regional Geography PSY 150 General Psychology
GEO 112 Cultural Geography SOC 210 Intro to Sociology
HIS 115 Intro to Global History SOC 213 Sociology of the Family
HIS 121 Western Civilization I SOC 220 Social Problems
HIS 122 Western Civilization II SOC 225 Social Diversity
HIS 131 American History I SOC 240 Social Psychology
HIS 132 American History II


Course Requirements for Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Diploma

Curriculum Code: D35100

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 110 Introduction to Refrigeration 2 6 5
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity 2 2 3
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 4
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2 2 3
11 16 19

SPRING SEMESTER

AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology 2 4 4
AHR 130 HVAC Controls 2 2 3
AHR 140 All Weather Systems 1 3 2
AHR 235 Refrigeration Design 2 2 3
ENG 102 Applied Communications II 3 0 3
10 11 15

SUMMER SEMESTER

AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 4
AHR 133 HVAC Servicing 2 6 4
4 10 8
 Total Semester Hours: 42


Course Requirements for Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Basic Refrigeration Certificate (C35100B)

This certificate is offered every year in the evening program.

FALL SEMESTER

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 110 Introduction to Refrigeration 2 6 5
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity 2 2 3
4 8 8

SPRING SEMESTER

AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology 2 4 4
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1
3 4 5
 Total Semester Hours: 13

Heating and Cooling Systems Certificate (C35100C)

This certificate is offered every year in the evening program.

FALL SEMESTER

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 4
AHR 235 Refrigeration Design 2 2 3
4 6 7

SPRING SEMESTER

AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 4
2 4 4

SUMMER SEMESTER

AHR 130 HVAC Controls 2 2 3
2 2 3
Total Semester Hours: 14

HVAC Designs and Installation Certificate (C35100D)

This certificate is offered every year in the evening program.

SUMMER SEMESTER

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 140 All Weather Systems 1 3 2
1 3 2

FALL SEMESTER

AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems 2 6 4
2 6 4

SPRING SEMESTER

AHR 133 HVAC Servicing 2 6 4
AHR 211 Residential System Design 2 2 3
AHR 220 Commercial Building Codes 2 0 2
6 8 9
Total Semester Hours: 15


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