2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (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 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.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 110Intro to Refrigeration
2
6

5

AHR 112Heating Technology
2
4

4

AHR 113Comfort Cooling
2
4

4

AHR 114Heat Pump Technology
2
4

4

AHR 130HVAC Controls
2
2

3

AHR 211Residential System Design
2
2

3

ELC 111Intro to Electricity
2
2

3

Major Electives: Select 4-5 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 115Refrigeration Systems
1
3

2

AHR 120HVACR Maintenance
1
3

2

BAT 111Building Automation Systems
1
3

2

BAT 251Building Automation Controls
2
3

3

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

Total Major Hours: 30-31

General Education Courses

Communications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

(COM 110 or higher)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

General Education: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

PHY 121Applied Physics I
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 6-7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-38

Suggested Sequence of Courses - Day Sequence

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 110Intro to Refrigeration
2
6

5

AHR 113Comfort Cooling
2
4

4

AHR 211Residential System Design
2
2

3

ELC 111Intro to Electricity
2
2

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Major Elective*
0-2
3-20

2

Total Credit Hours:
11-13
17-34
20

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 112Heating Technology
2
4

4

AHR 114Heat Pump Technology
2
4

4

AHR 130HVAC Controls
2
2

3

General Education Course*
3
0-2

3-4

Major Elective*
0-2
3-20

2-3

Total Credit Hours:
9-11
13-32
16-18

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-38

Suggested Sequence of Courses - Night Sequence

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 110Intro to Refrigeration
2
6

5

ELC 111Intro to Electricity
2
2

3

Major Elective*
0-2
3-20

2

Total Credit Hours:
4-6
11-28
10

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 113Comfort Cooling
2
4

4

AHR 130HVAC Controls
2
2

3

Major Elective*
0-2
3-20

2-3

Total Credit Hours:
4-6
9-26
9-10

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 112Heating Technology
2
4

4

General Education Course*
3
0-2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
5
4-6
7-8

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 114Heat Pump Technology
2
4

4

AHR 211Residential System Design
2
2

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
7
6
10

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-38