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Degree Plans - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (Archived)

AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

  • 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.AIR.COND

This program furnishes both the theory and practice required to qualify a person for employment in the various areas of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Special emphasis is placed on commercial and industrial air conditioning and refrigeration during the second year. Hands-on experience stresses operation and troubleshooting of medium and low temperature refrigeration and chilled water air conditioning systems.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
+Elective MATH OR 3-5
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
15-19

SEMESTER III

HART 2442 Commercial Refrigeration 4
HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
HART 2434 Advanced A/C Controls 4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
15

SEMESTER IV

HART 2368 Practicum (or field experience)-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician OR 3
HART 2380 Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (3)
HART 1451 Energy Management 4
HART 2441 Commercial Air Conditioning 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology OR 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology (3)
17
Minimum Hours Required 62-66

+MATH Elective - students 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.

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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ENHANCED SKILLS CERTIFICATE

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology AAS is a requirement prior to or concurrent with this Enhanced Skills Certificate.

PROFIT CENTER MANAGER

Eastfield only

  • 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: ES.HVAC.PROFIT.03

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
HART 1380 Cooperative Education - Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician OR 3
HART 2380 Cooperative Education - Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician OR (3)
HART 1368 Practicum (or field experience) - Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician OR (3)
HART 2368 Practicum (or field experience) - Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (3)
17
Minimum Required Hours 17

This is a Tech Prep program. Students interested in pursuing the Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate need to consult with their advisor.

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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AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION - RESIDENTIAL TECHNICIAN I

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley and Eastfield

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.HVAC.RESID.I

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
12

SEMESTER II

HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
12
Minimum Required Hours 24

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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AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION - RESIDENTIAL TECHNICIAN III

(Level II Certificate)

Cedar Valley and Eastfield only

  • 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: C2.HVAC.RES.TECH.III

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4

 

Students must select from TWO of the following three categories: 6-10

CATEGORY I

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

CATEGORY II

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3

CATEGORY III

+Elective MATH OR 3-5
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
18-22

SEMESTER II

HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
16

SEMESTER III

HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 4
+++Elective 3-5
+++Elective 3-5
14-18
Minimum Hours Required 48-56

+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 following courses:
Any HART course not previously identified as part of the award pattern. 3-5
OR
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
CNBT 1411 Construction Methods and Materials I 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: Some students enrolling in this program may plan to transfer to four-year institutions. They should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and to identify how courses will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice.

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AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION -- RESIDENTIAL

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

Cedar Valley and Eastfield

  • 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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
+Elective MATH 3-5
15-17

SEMESTER III

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
15

SEMESTER IV

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
16-20
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
     OR
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
CNBT 1411 Construction Methods and Materials I 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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