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. 

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
NC CIP: 47.0201
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

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 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 0 1
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 REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

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 Requisite 2 4 0 4
AHR 115 Refrigeration Systems Requisite 1 3 0 2
AHR 130 HVAC Controls Requisite 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
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 2 2 0 3
Select WBL or both AHR courses:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WBL 111
OR
Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
AHR 151
AND
HVAC Duct Systems I (1) (3) (0) (2)
AHR 213 HVACR Building Code (1) (2) (0) (2)
Totals

Class Hours: 2
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 4

Total Credit Hours: 36

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

Students interested in work-based learning will only need to take AHR 211 and WBL 111 in the Summer Term. Students that are not interested in participating in work-based learning must take AHR 211, AHR 151 and AHR 213 in the Summer Term.

D35100

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