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Distributed Digital Control in Air Conditioning

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 15

First Semester - 15 SCH

HART 1351 - Energy Management
HART 2334 - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
HART 2342 - Commercial Refrigeration
HART 2343 - Industrial Air Conditioning
HART 2350 - HVAC Zone Controls

Marketable Skills

  • Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
  • EPA recovery and certification.
  • HVAC and Refrigeration controls.
  • Installation, programming, service, and troubleshooting of Distributed Digital Control 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 $69,310; 10% of workers earn $41,680 or less; 10% of workers earn $99,200 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

Associate of Applied Science in Air Conditioning