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


(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.



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


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


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)
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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