Diploma in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (D35100)

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
ENG 115--Oral Communication
ELC 125--Diagrams & Schematics
*MAT 115--Mathematical Models
SPRING SEMESTER 1
CIS 111--Basic PC Literacy
AHR 112--Heating Technology
AHR 114--Heat Pump Technology
AHR 115--Refrigeration Systems
AHR 130--HVAC Controls
AHR 133--HVAC Servicing
AHR 140--All-Weather Systems
AHR 160--Refrigeration Certification
AHR 180--HVAC Customer Relations
*May be substituted by MAT 120--Geometry and Trigonometry



2011-2012 Gainful Employment Data
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100)
SOC Code(s)O*Net Occupations
49-9021.01Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
49-9021.02Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Tuition and FeesBooks and SuppliesTotal Cost of Program
$2499$920$4169
Normal Time to Complete / Semester Credit Hours
1 year / 37
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