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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog
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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Degree Plan: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology 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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield 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.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.

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 MATH Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2342 Commercial Refrigeration 3
HART 2441 Commercial Air Conditioning 4
HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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 2334 Advanced Air Conditioning Controls 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 16
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.

*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.