2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology, AAS (A35100)

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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. In addition, the AAS degree covers residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems.

Diploma graduates should be about to assist in the startup, preventive maintenance, service, repair and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems. AAS degree graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of system selection and balance and advanced systems.

Major Courses

Total: 52 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Other Required Courses

Total: 1 Credit Hour

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 68

*Recommended Elective & General Education Options:

Computer Elective:

Take 2 credits:


Take 3 credits:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Take 3 credits:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Take 3 credits:


Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, math or science.

Contact the program coordinator or department chair for specific requirements.

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