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2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Title: 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 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 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

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.