A.A.S. Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (A35100)

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 able to assist in the start-up, 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.

Suggested Sequence of Courses
FALL SEMESTER 1
ACA 115--Success and Study Skills
AHR 110--Introduction to Refrigeration
AHR 111--HVACR Electricity
AHR 113--Comfort Cooling
AHR 220--Commercial Building Codes
ELC 125--Diagrams & Schematics
ENG 115--Oral Communications
SPRING SEMESTER 1
AHR 114--Heat Pump Technology
AHR 115--Refrigeration Systems
AHR 130--HVAC Controls
AHR 160--Refrigeration Certification
AHR 180--HVAC Customer Relations
AHR 211--Residential Systems Design
*MAT 115--Mathematical Models
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
FALL SEMESTER 2
AHR 112--Heating Technology
AHR 120--HVACR Maintenance
AHR 133--HVAC Servicing
AHR 210--Residential Building Code
AHR 215--Commercial HVAC Controls
Humanities / Fine Arts Elective
SPRING SEMESTER 2
AHR 140--All-Weather Systems
AHR 212--Advanced Comfort Systems
AHR 240--Hydronic Heating
AHR 245--Chiller Systems
CIS 111--Basic PC Literacy
ENG 111--Expository Writing
*May be substituted by MAT 120--Geometry and Trigonometry