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. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

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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)
  • Comfort Cooling Certificate (C35100E)
  • Residential Technician Certificate (C35100R)
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
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
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
ISC 110 Construction Safety 2 0 2
10 12 16

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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
CIS 110 Introduction to computers 2 2 3
9 13 15

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 4
AHR 133 HVAC Servicing 2 6 4
4 10 8

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems 2 6 4
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com or 3 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking (3) (0) (3)
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy or 2 2 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (2) (2) (3)
10 8 13

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 211 Residential System Design 2 2 3
AHR 213 HVACR Building Code 1 2 2
AHR 255 Indoor Air Quality 1 2 2
HUM 110 Technology and Society or 3 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking or (3) (0) (3)
HUM 230 Leadership Development (3) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology or 3 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (3) (0) (3)
10 6 13
Total Semester Hours: 65

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
ISC 115 Construction Safety 2 0 2
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy or 2 2 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (2) (2) (3)
11 14 18

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
ENG 102 Applied Communications II or 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry (3) (0) (3)
12 13 18

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 4
AHR 133 HVAC Servicing 2 6 4
4 10 8
 Total Semester Hours: 44

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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C35100B)

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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 130 HVAC Controls 2 2 3
2 2 3

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 2 4
2 2 4
Total Semester Hours: 14

HVAC Designs and Installation Certificate (C35100D)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C35100C)

SPring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology 2 4 4
AHR 133 HVAC Servicing 3 7 6
5 11 10

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems 2 6 4
2 6 4

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AHR 211 Residential System Design 2 2 3
2 2 3
Total Semester Hours: 17

Comfort Cooling Certificate (C35100E)*

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
ISC 115 Construction Safety 2 0 2
9 12 15
Total Semester Hours: 15

Residential Technician Certificate (C35100R)*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C35100E)

SPRING Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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
7 11 12
Total Semester Hours: 12

*Admission priority given to AAS or diploma level students