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Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S. (A35100)

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Program Description

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum, provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls and safety. The degree also covers residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the manufacture of leak proof connections, knowledge of the Basic Refrigeration Cycle, knowledge of Electricity as it applies to HVAC, knowledge of liquid petroleum gas and natural gas.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Freezers, Heat Pumps and Sheet metal duct fabrication and how duct systems are sized.
  • Analyze and design HVAC systems for Residential Building.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Commercial Controls.
  • Analyze and design HVAC systems for Commercial Buildings.
  • Perform installation and startup of light commercial refrigeration and residential zone controls.
  • Display knowledge of Energy Management as applied to HVAC/R Systems.

Articulation Agreements

  • East Carolina State University 2+2 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) Transfer Program is a degree completion curriculum designed for students who have been awarded a qualified Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in an industrial or technical related field.

The courses completed in the qualified technical AAS degree provide the foundation and half of the courses required in the major for the Industrial Technology degree. This BS degree program has the flexibility to allow students to tailor a curriculum to their specific career goals.

Technical Standards

Students entering the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical and cognitive standards. This information is found in the admissions office.

Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Disability Services Coordinator at 336-506-4130 for more specific information.

Students who are progressing in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration program must follow the semester-by-semester curriculum plan. 

Students must complete all AHR courses with a “C” or better.

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