Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours and evening hours on demand. The Associate of Applied Science degree or Diploma is awarded to graduates of this curriculum. Minimum time for completion Day four semester attendance for the Diploma, five semesters full-time attendance for the Associate in Applied Science.
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.
Graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems.