Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology (AAS) A35100

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology (AAS) A35100 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 program covers residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems. AAS degree graduates may 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.

Advanced Comfort Systems - Comfort Cooling - Heat Pump Technology - Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology (AAS) A35100 - Heating Systems Certificate (C35100H)

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-110 - Intro to Refrigeration 2 6 5 fall
AHR-112 - Heating Technology 2 4 4 fall
AHR-113 - Comfort Cooling 2 4 4 spring
AHR-114 - Heat Pump Technology 2 4 4 spring
AHR-120 - HVACR Maintenance 1 3 2 summer
AHR-130 - HVAC Controls 2 2 3 spring
AHR-160 - Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1 fall
AHR-211 - Residential System Design 2 2 3 fall
AHR-212 - Advanced Comfort Systems 2 6 4 spring
AHR-213 - HVACR Building Code 1 2 2 fall
AHR-215 - Commercial HVAC Controls 1 3 2 summer
AHR-245 - Chiller Systems 1 3 2 summer
BAT-111 - Building Automation Systems 1 3 2 fall
BAT-251 - Building Automation Controls 2 3 3 spring
ELC-111 - Intro to Electricity 2 2 3 fall
ELC-233 - Energy Management 2 2 3 summer

Major Electives: Select one

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-115 - Refrigeration Systems 1 3 2 spring
WBL-112 - Work-Based Learning I 0 20 2 fall, spring, summer

Total Major Hours: 49

General Education Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
Communications:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-110 - Introduction to Communication 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Social/Behavioral Science: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
ART-114 - Art History Survey I 3 0 3 fall
ART-115 - Art History Survey II 3 0 3 spring
DRA-111 - Theatre Appreciation 3 0 3 summer
HUM-110 - Technology and Society 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HUM-170 - The Holocaust 3 0 3 fall, spring
MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
REL-211 - Intro to Old Testament 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
REL-212 - Intro to New Testament 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
REL-221 - Religion in America 3 0 3 fall, spring
Natural Science/Mathematics: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-121 - Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 3 fall
PHY-121 - Applied Physics I 3 2 4 fall, spring

Total General Education Hours: 16-17

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
AHR-110 - Intro to Refrigeration 2 6 5 fall
AHR-160 - Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1 fall
AHR-213 - HVACR Building Code 1 2 2 fall
ELC-111 - Intro to Electricity 2 2 3 fall

Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-113 - Comfort Cooling 2 4 4 spring
AHR-114 - Heat Pump Technology 2 4 4 spring
AHR-130 - HVAC Controls 2 2 3 spring
COM-110 - Introduction to Communication 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Summer Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-120 - HVACR Maintenance 1 3 2 summer
ELC-233 - Energy Management 2 2 3 summer

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-112 - Heating Technology 2 4 4 fall
AHR-211 - Residential System Design 2 2 3 fall
BAT-111 - Building Automation Systems 1 3 2 fall
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-212 - Advanced Comfort Systems 2 6 4 spring
BAT-251 - Building Automation Controls 2 3 3 spring
Summer Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-215 - Commercial HVAC Controls 1 3 2 summer
AHR-245 - Chiller Systems 1 3 2 summer

* See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66

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