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Program: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Degree Plan: Residential Air Conditioning and Refrigeration A.A.S.

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit:

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Cedar Valley, Eastfield and North Lake campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AC/REF.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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC* 4
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles* 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles* 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Semester 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Semester Total 14
Semester 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
HART 1394 Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer OR 3
HART 2380 Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (3)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
+++Elective Elective (one course) 3
+++Elective Elective (one course) 3
Semester Total 16
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics 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 HART course not previously identified as part of the award pattern. 3


Any 3 credit-hour course shown below:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting 1 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
SPAN 1300 Beginning Spanish Conversation 1 3

*NOTE: These courses are taught in a five-week format.

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.