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Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology

Associate in Applied Science

This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for career opportunities in the expanding ACHR industry. Technicians are responsible for the design, installation, service and sales of refrigeration, climate control equipment and systems for both the residential and light commercial market. The ACHR curriculum combines classroom theory and physical principles with laboratory experience using real-world equipment, in installation, service, testing and troubleshooting skills. In addition, students are kept abreast of industry trends such as automatic system controls, high efficiency equipment, environmentally safe refrigerants and the use of both computers and mobile applications.

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Program Information

Must have EPA 608 refrigerant handling certification - ACHR 147 meets this requirement

Heating and Cooling Technology

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours:
  • Contact Hours:

Recommended Math Pathway: TECH

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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4 4
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6 8
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2 2
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3 3
Total 15 17
Year One
Winter
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6 8
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6 8
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* 4 4
Total 16 20
Year One
Spring / Summer
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** 3 4
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** 3 4
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*** 3 3
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*** 3 3
Choose one of the following:
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***33
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***33
Total 12 14
Year Two
Fall
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68
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68
Choose one of the following:
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33
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44
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33
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33
Total15 / 1619 / 20
Year Two
Winter
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68
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33
Total915
Year Two
Spring / Summer
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3 3
Total 3 3
Notes
* Or test out by placing into MATH 120 or higher on the MCC placement test.
** Spring
*** Summer
 
Furnace Repair
Furnace Repair
Refrigeration
Working on panel
Working on panel
Working in HVAC lab
Working in HVAC lab
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March 30, 2017
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