Jun 02, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. Minimum time for completion: Daytime – three semesters full-time attendance;  The Diploma is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

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.

Diploma 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:


Total Credit Hours Required: 40


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:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 18 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 18


Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 11 | Clin/Wk Exp 10 | Credit 15


Summer – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 2 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 7


Grand Total Hours: Class 24 | Lab 31 | Clin/Wk Exp 10 | Credit 40


Evening Courses Are Offered On Demand


(See Your HVAC Advisor)

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