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Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

Curriculum Description

Architecture & Construction Technology
Career Cluster:    Architecture and Construction
Pathway:               Construction

Program Major    Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

Pathway 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. 

Program Major Description  N/A

The following represents one way in which the diploma can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.  (CTE-Y D35180P1)

Diploma

D35100 REVISED
NC CIP: 47.0201
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2014

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration NEW VERSION 2014 2 6 0 5
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity NEW VERSION 2014 2 2 0 3
AHR 112 Heating Technology NEW VERSION 2014 2 4 0 4
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 0 1
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling NEW VERSION 2014 2 4 0 4
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology NEW VERSION 2014 2 4 0 4
AHR 130 HVAC Controls NEW VERSION 2014 2 2 0 3
AHR 210 Residential Building Code 1 2 0 2
___ ___ Natural Science/Mathematics Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AHR 211 Residential System Design NEW VERSION 2014 2 2 0 3
AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems NEW VERSION 2014 2 6 0 4
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 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 10

Total Credit Hours: 39

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

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective - Select a course: MAT 110 or MAT 143

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

WBL 111 may be an option. See advisor. 

D35100 REVISED