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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Degree Plan: Residential AAS

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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.



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 Elective 3


HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
HART 1394 Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3


HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
+++Elective 3
+++Elective 3
Minimum Hours Required 60

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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

Any 3 credit-hour credit hour HART course not previously identified as part of the award pattern. 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
SPAN X3XX Any 3 credit-hour credit hour Spanish course for which the student meets the prerequisites. 3
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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