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Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

Curriculum Description

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.

Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
(CTE-Y D35100P1)

Diploma

D35100
NC CIP: 47.0201
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 2 6 0 5
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity 2 2 0 3
AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 0 4
AHR 210 Residential Building Code 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Applied Mathematics I NEW REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
   
    9 16 0 17

Spring Semester
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 0 4
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology 2 4 0 4
AHR 130 HVAC Controls 2 2 0 3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Applied Communications I (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
   
    10 13 0 16

Summer Term
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 0 1
AHR 211 Residential System Design 2 2 0 3
AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems 2 6 0 4
   
    5 8 0 8

Total Credit Hours: 41

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.


 

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