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Air Conditioning (AAS)

Degree Type: AAS

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 15 SCH

COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computing
HART 1301 - Basic Electricity for HVAC
HART 1307 - Refrigeration Principles
HART 1310 - HVAC Shop Practices and Tools
PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework

Second Semester - 15 SCH

HART 1341 - Residential Air Conditioning
HART 1345 - Gas and Electric Heating
HART 2341 - Commercial Air Conditioning
HART 2349 - Heat Pumps
SPCH 1321 - Business & Professional Communication

Third Semester - 15 SCH

HART 2331 - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
HART 2336 - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
HART 2338 - Air Conditioning Installation & Startup
HART 2345 - Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design
ENGL 1301 - Composition I

Fourth Semester - 15 SCH

HART 2334 - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
HART 2343 - Industrial Air Conditioning
HART 1356 - EPA Recovery Certification Preparation
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics
DRAM 1310 - Introduction to Theater

Marketable Skills

  • Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.
  • Discuss heating or cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that repairs corrected malfunctions.
  • Connect heating or air conditioning equipment to fuel, water, or refrigerant source to form complete circuit.
  • Install, connect, or adjust thermostats, humidistats, or timers.
  • EPA recovery and certification.
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Controls.
  • Troubleshooting air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • Installation and service of residential and commercial cooling and heating systems.
  • Heat load calculation and duct design.

Program Outcomes

  • Install, troubleshoot and repair refrigerators, freezers, and window air conditioners.
  • Install, troubleshoot and repair split or package residential air conditioning systems, including electric furnaces, gas furnaces and heat pumps.
  • Install, troubleshoot and repair split and package commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • Install, program, troubleshoot and repair residential, commercial and industrial Distributed Digital control systems.
  • Become certified to handle CFC’s, HCFC’s, and HFC’s.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $48,030; 10% of workers earn $30,190 or less; 10% of workers earn $72,010 or more.

Career Opportunities

Consulting; Controls technician; Customer service; Dispatcher/ Coordinator; Distributor; Distributor counter sales; Energy auditor; Equipment performance testing specialist; Estimator; Field technical specialist; Field supervisor; HVAC equipment dealer; IAQ inspector; Inside sales and outside sales; Installer; Product technical support; Project manager; Public relations; Purchasing; Sheet metal fabrication; Parts store manager; Technical training instructor; Shop maintenance; Service technician; Contractor.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Additional Educational Opportunities

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science