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Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (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.

Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Technology Semester Schedule

First Year Fall Semester

ACA 122 College Transfer Success Credits: 3
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration Credits: 5
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity Credits: 3
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling Credits: 4
AHR 180 HVACR Customer Relations Credits: 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Credits: 3
    Credits: 17

First Year Spring Semester

AHR 112 Heating Technology Credits: 4
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology Credits: 4
AHR 151 HVAC Duct Systems I Credits: 2
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification Credits: 1
BUS 110 Introduction to Business Credits: 3
   or    
BUS 230 Small Business Management Credits: 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Credits: 3
    Credits: 17

Second Year Fall Semester

AHR 115 Refrigeration Systems Credits: 2
AHR 211 Residential System Design Credits: 3
AHR 213 HVACR Building Code Credits: 2
COM 231 Public Speaking Credits: 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Credits: 3
  Humanities Fine Arts Elective* Credits: 3
    Credits: 16

Second Year Spring Semester

AHR 120 HVACR Maintenance Credits: 2
AHR 130 HVAC Controls Credits: 3
AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems Credits: 4
AHR 235 Refrigeration Design Credits: 3
  Social /Behavioral Sciences Elective * Credits: 3
    Credits: 15