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Heating Ventilation AC and Refrigeration Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology is a post-secondary instructional program that prepares individuals to work in engineering departments or private firms installing, maintaining, and operating small or medium air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Instruction prepares individuals to work in a commercial setting performing special tasks relating to designing ductwork, assembly, installation, servicing, operation, and maintenance of heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems according to the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Air-Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and others. Included are air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration devices; equipment, techniques, and systems; and maintenance and operation of these systems.
HEATING VENTILATION AC AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY

Program Curriculum

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

FIRST YEAR:
First Semester
  • Introduction to Heating & Air Conditioning Technology ACT 1003
  • Basic Compression Refrigeration ACT 1124
  • Electricity for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration I ACT 1713
  • Brazing and Piping ACT 1133
  • Refrigeration System Components ACT 1313
Total 16 Hours
Second Semester
  • Controls ACT 1214
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration I ACT 2414
  • Heating Systems ACT 2513
  • Refrigerant, Retrofit, & Regulation ACT 2433
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration II ACT 2424
Total 18 Hours
Summer Semester
  • Commercial Refrigeration ACT 2324
  • Work-Based Learning I WBL 1913
  • Heat Load Air Properties ACT 2624
Total 11 Hours
SECOND YEAR:
First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • *College Algebra MAT 1313
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
Total 15 Hours

(Option One) A Technical Certificate may be earned after successfully completing the first 34 hours of career technical coursework.
(Option Two) An Advanced Technical Certificate may be earned after successfully completing the first 45 hours of career technical coursework.
(Option Three) An AAS Degree may be earned after successfully completing required career technical and academic coursework.

*MAT 1233 & a natural science with lab (7 hrs. total) OR BOT 1313 & a natural science with lab (7 hrs. total) may be substituted for College Algebra.
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.