Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology A.A.S. (HAC)
This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.
The HVACR Technology program offers hands-on experiences to complement the technical training in the areas of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as well as piping skills, residential and commercial wiring, interpreting construction drawings, industrial maintenance, and motor control for residential, commercial, and light industrial settings. Typical operating sequences and troubleshooting are stressed. The program culminates with the entry-level certifications offered by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for refrigerant handling.
Employment opportunities include installation and service technician for all facets of HVACR equipment, HVACR counter and outside salespersons, industrial maintenance mechanics, factory service representatives, estimators, and system designers.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
• identify and list the components and their functions for the basic refrigeration cycle.
• identify refrigerants by measuring temperature and pressure.
• pass EPA certifications for refrigerant recovery and use.
• demonstrate basic shop safety to operate and maintain tools and test equipment.
• use basic laws of physics.
• perform heat loss/heat gain calculations.
• size and lay out air distribution and hydronic piping systems.
• install and service typical residential and light commercial HVACR equipment.
• follow the National Electrical Code (NEC) to install residential and light commercial wiring as it relates to the HVACR industry.
• use basic math functions typical to a business environment.