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 D35100P1)

Diploma

D35100 REVISED
NC CIP: 47.0201
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2020

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 180 HVACR Customer Relations NEW 2020FA 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 115 Oral Communication (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 125 HVACR Electronics Requisite 2 2 0 3
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 0 1
AHR 255 Indoor Air Quality 1 2 0 2
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AHR 213 HVACR Building Code 1 2 0 2
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 120
AND
HVACR Maintenance NEW 2020FA (1) (3) (0) (2)
AHR 235 Refrigeration Design NEW 2020FA Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 1
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 3

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 need to take
AHR 213 and WBL 111 in the Summer Term.

Students that are not interested in participating in work-based learning must take
AHR 213, AHR 120 and AHR 235 in the Summer Term.

D35100 REVISED