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.
Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a Diploma, and five Certificates. The appropriate coursework is listed below.