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Degree Plans - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology - Residential AAS (Archived)


Cedar Valley and Eastfield

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.HVAC.RESID

This program is designed to train students to meet employment requirements in the field of residential air conditioning. This will include the installation, repair and maintenance of residential air conditioning equipment. Included in this program is the study of residential air conditioners, heat pumps, gas and electric furnaces, humidifiers, and the design of residential air conditioning systems. Throughout the entire program an emphasis is placed on current techniques used by service technicians.



HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
+Elective MATH 3-5


HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
++Elective Natural Science 4


HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology OR 3
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology (3)
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
++++Elective 3-5
++++Elective 3-5
Minimum Hours Required 61-67

+MATH elective - Student must take MATH 1314 or any higher level MATH course.

++ Elective - Must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Sciences.

+++ Elective - Must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++++Elective - Must be selected from the following courses:

Any 3-5 credit hour HART course not previously identified as part of the award pattern. 3-5
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
CNBT 1411 Construction Methods and Materials 4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
SPAN XXXX Any 3-4 credit hour Spanish course for which the student meets the prerequisites. 3-4
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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