Dec 03, 2022  
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100)


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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.

General Education Courses:


English/Communications:


Natural Sciences/Mathematics:


Other Major Courses:


Total Credit Hours Required: 42/44


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or Mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 110 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 121 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 8/9 | Lab 8/11 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 12/14


Spring – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 7 | Lab 12 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13


Total Hours: Class 8 | Lab 10 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13


Fall - 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 2 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 10 | Credit 4


Grand Total Hours: Class 25/26 | Lab 32/35 | Clin/Wk Exp 10 | Credit 42/44


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