2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Title: 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.