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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Employment in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration technology is expected to increase as more homes and commercial and industrial buildings are built. Installations of energy saving heating and air conditioning systems in older homes and buildings will also contribute to an increase in employment. This field offers a wide variety of career opportunities dealing with the technology of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating techniques in homes, work environments, transportation, food preservation and health.

Course topics include:

• Applied electricity and electronics
• Basic drafting
• Design and control systems
• Air movement and balancing

Admissions Requirements

In addition to admissions requirements listed under the Admissions Information, it is recommended that the student have completed two units of high school math, including one unit of algebra and one unit of high school science, preferably physical science.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
HART1310  HVAC Shop Practices and Tools24963
HART 1301  Basic Electricity for HVAC24963
HART1307  Refrigeration Principles24963
HART1300  HVAC Duct Fabrication24963
Total Hours81638412
Semester 2
HART1303  Air Conditioning Control Principles24963
HART1341  Residential Air Conditioning24963
HART2338  Air Conditioning Installation and Startup24963
HART1345  Gas and Electric Heating24963
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
Total Hours111643215
Semester 3
HART2342  Commercial Refrigeration24963
HART2343  Industrial Air Conditioning24963
MAIR1449  Refrigerators, Freezers, Window Air Conditioners261284
HART2331  Advanced Electricity for HVAC24963
MATH1314  College Algebra † * 30483
Total Hours111846416
Semester 4
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
HART2341  Commercial Air Conditioning24963
HART2334  Advanced Air Conditioning Controls24963
HART2345  Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design24963
Total Hours91233612
Semester 5
HART2302  Commercial Air Conditioning System Design24963
HART2336  Air Conditioning Troubleshooting ° ** 24963
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective † 30483
  Speech Elective † 30483
Total Hours10828812
Grand Totals4970190467
† Courses articulated with high schools.
º This course is designated as the capstone course.
* MATH (or BIOL 1308 or BIOL 1108)
** HART 2380 or HART 2680 (Co-op) may be taken in place of HART 2336.


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