2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Degree Plan: Residential - Technician III Level II Certificate

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(Level II Certificate)

Cedar Valley and Eastfield only

  • 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: C2.HVAC.RES.TECH.III



HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4

Students must select from TWO of the following three categories: 6-10


ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3


+Elective MATH OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)


HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4


HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 4
+++Elective 3-5
+++Elective 3-5
Minimum Hours Required 48-56

+MATH Elective - student must take MATH 1314 or any higher level MATH course.

++Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Sciences.

+++Elective - must be selected from the following courses:
Any HART course not previously identified as part of the award pattern. 3-5
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
CNBT 1411 Construction Methods and Materials I 4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
SPAN XXXX Any 3-4 credit hour Spanish course for which the student meets the prerequisites. 3-4
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes 3

NOTE: Some students enrolling in this program may plan to transfer to four-year institutions. They should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and to identify how courses will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice.