Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100)

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100) 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. Diploma graduates may be able to assist in the start-up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems. Diploma graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of system selection and balance, and advanced systems.

Heating Technology - HVACR Maintenance - Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100)

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-130 - HVAC Controls 2 2 3 spring
AHR-160 - Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1 fall
AHR-211 - Residential System Design 2 2 3 fall
ELC-111 - Intro to Electricity 2 2 3 fall

Major Electives: Select 4-5 hours

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-115 - Refrigeration Systems 1 3 2 spring
AHR-120 - HVACR Maintenance 1 3 2 summer
BAT-111 - Building Automation Systems 1 3 2 fall
BAT-251 - Building Automation Controls 2 3 3 spring
WBL-112 - Work-Based Learning I 0 20 2 fall, spring, summer

Total Major Hours: 31-32

General Education Courses

Communications: Select One

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

General Education: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
HUM-110 - Technology and Society 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PHY-121 - Applied Physics I 3 2 4 fall, spring

Total General Education Hours: 6-7

Fall Semester

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-160 - Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1 fall
AHR-211 - Residential System Design 2 2 3 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

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-110 - Intro to Refrigeration 2 6 5 fall
AHR-160 - Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1 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-130 - HVAC Controls 2 2 3 spring

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
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-114 - Heat Pump Technology 2 4 4 spring

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37-39

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