Programs of Study
Air Conditioning (Cert.)
Degree Type: Certificate
Semester Credit Hours: 39
First Semester - 12 SCH
HART 1301 - Basic Electricity for HVAC
HART 1303 - Air Conditioning Control Principles
HART 1307 - Refrigeration Principles
HART 1310 - HVAC Shop Practices and Tools
Second Semester - 12 SCH
HART 1341 - Residential Air Conditioning
HART 1345 - Gas and Electric Heating
HART 2341 - Commercial Air Conditioning
HART 2349 - Heat Pumps
Third Semester - 15 SCH
HART 1356 - EPA Recovery Certification Preparation
HART 2331 - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
HART 2336 - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
HART 2338 - Air Conditioning Installation & Startup
HART 2345 - Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
Associate of Applied Science in Air Conditioning