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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Certificate Level 1, 2 and A.A.S. (47.0201)

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Certificate Level 1, 2 and A.A.S. (47.0201) Uvalde Campus


Faculty/Staff

L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies Division Chair
Email
(830) 591-7304

R L Flores
Ramiro Lee Flores
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-7363 
A Ruiz
Antonio V. Ruiz, Jr.
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-7209 

Purpose

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program seeks to educate and provide guided learning experiences to individuals interested in entering this rapidly developing field.  The goal of the program is for graduates to be employable as entry-level service technicians in residential and light commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating.

Students will learn about the refrigeration cycle, tools of the trade, instrument usage and application, wiring schematic reading, electrical controls and switches, refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling, installation practices, trouble-shooting procedures on electrical and sealed systems plus employee/employer relations, job hunting skills, résumé building and information related to operating a small business.


Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program through the regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).  Students will receive a one-year Certificate, two-year Certificate, and/or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree upon satisfactory completion of the program of study and upon making formal application for graduation (see Curricula section).

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program carries three award options, a one-year Certificate, two-year Certificate, and an A.A.S. degree.  The one-year Certificate is TSI exempt, however, those not meeting TSI requirements are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s).

Students who wish to pursue the two-year Certificate and/or the A.A.S. degree must meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.


Program of Study

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology One-Year Certificate add

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
CETT 1302 Electricity Principles 3
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
MAIR 1449 Refrigerators, Freezers, Window Air
Conditioners 4
Total 11

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 24381 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
Total 12
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 23

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Two-Year Certificate add

Students not competent in keyboarding or have minimal knowledge of accounting or computers should take the bridging courses to prepare for success in either the certificate program or the two-year A.A.S. degree.

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
CETT 1302 Electricity Principles 3
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
MAIR 1449 Refrigerators, Freezers, Window Air
Conditioners 4
Total 11

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 24381 Air Conditioning Installation and Setup 4
Total 12

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
HART 2442 Commercial Refrigeration 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2436 Air-Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems
Design 4
HART 22801 Cooperative Education - Heating/Air
Conditioning and Refrigeration
Technologies/Technicians 2
Total 10
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 45

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree add
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 3
Other 6
Total General Education Courses 15
Technical Education Courses 45
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

 

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
CETT 1302 Electricity Principles 3
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
MAIR 1449 Refrigerators, Freezers, Window Air
Conditioners 4
Elective Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications 3
Total 15

Summer Session

Course Number Title Credit
Elective Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Elective Speech Communications 3
Total 6

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
HART 2442 Commercial Refrigeration 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
HART 2436 Air-Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems
Design 4
HART 22801 Cooperative Education - Heating/Air
Conditioning and Refrigeration
Technologies/Technicians 2
Total 10
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

 


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