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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.

Diploma

D35100
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2011

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 101
OR
Applied Mathematics I (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 101
OR
Applied Communications I (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 13
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

General Education Courses 

Written Communication:

ENG 101, ENG 111

Mathematics:

MAT 101, MAT 115, MAT 141, MAT 161

Technology:

AHR 210

D35100