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Program: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY -- AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY

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: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(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.TECH

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. Included in this program of study is the study of residential and commercial air conditioners. Hands-on experience stresses operation and troubleshooting of medium and low temperature refrigeration and chilled water air conditioning systems. Throughout the entire program an emphasis is placed on current techniques used by service technicians.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1310 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 3
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 6 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 6 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2349 Heat Pumps 3
HART 1380 Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician 3
OR
Elective HART Elective (one course) 3 (3)
Elective Mathematics Elective 1 3
OR
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy (3)
Semester Total 17
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2338 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 3
HART 2441 Commercial Air Conditioning 4
HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 2 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2380 Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician 3
OR
HART 2368 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (3)
Elective HART Elective (one course) 3 3
Elective HART Elective (one course) 3 3
Elective SPCH Elective (one course) 4 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science 5 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

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

3 HART Electives - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
HART 1351 Energy Management 3
HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Preparation 3
HART 1394 Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer 3
HART 2334 Advanced Air Conditioning Controls 3
HART 2342 Commercial Refrigeration 3
HART 2343 Industrial Air Conditioning 3
HART 2345 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 3

4 SPCH Electives - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

5 Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

6 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.

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AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION -- RISING HVAC TECHNICIAN

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: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley, Eastfield and North Lake campus only
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

This program introduces students to the refrigeration, mechanical, and electrical principles, necessary to begin an air conditioning or refrigeration career as a HVACR technician's helper. Commonly used tools and instruments are introduced, and safety is emphasized. The preferred program alternative is for the students to experience a cooperative work experience at the program's culmination.

Degree Plan Code: C1.HVAC.TECHNICIAN

Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1310 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 3
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1380 Cooperative Education - Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician 3
OR
OSHT 1307 Construction Site Safety and Health (3)
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 18

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 TECHNOLOGY -- TECHNICIAN LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN AIR CONDITIONING

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: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley, Eastfield and North Lake campus only
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.AC/REF.TECH.I

This program introduces students to the refrigeration, mechanical, electrical, and heat pump principles necessary to begin an air conditioning or refrigeration career as a HVACR technician's helper. Commonly used tools and instruments are introduced, and safety is emphasized. The preferred program alternative is for the students to experience a cooperative work experience at the program's culmination.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1310 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 3
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 1 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 1 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2349 Heat Pumps 3
HART 1380 Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician 3
Semester Total 14
Minimum Hours Required 25

1 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.

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AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY -- TECHNICIAN LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN AIR CONDITIONING

(Level 2 Certificate)

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: C2.AC/REF.TECH.II

This program is designed to train students to meet employment requirements in the field of air conditioning. This will include the installation, repair and maintenance of common air conditioning equipment. Included in this program is the study of residential and commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, gas and electric furnaces, humidifiers, and system design and selection. 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 3 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 3 4
HART 1310 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2349 Heat Pumps 3
HART 1380 Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician 3
OR
Elective Elective (one course) 2 (3)
Elective Mathematics Elective 1 3
OR
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy (3)
Semester Total 17
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2338 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 3
HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
HART 2441 Commercial Air Conditioning 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2380 Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician 3
OR
HART 2368 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (3)
Elective Elective (one course) 2 3
Elective Elective (one course) 2 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 51

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

2 Elective - must be selected from the following:

Any 3 credit-hour HART course not previously identified as part of the award pattern.

OR

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

3 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.

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