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Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (Associate of Applied Science Degree)

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program is designed to prepare students to install and maintain heating and air conditioning units. HVAC techs may work for general contractors in building maintenance, for companies that build the units, and in sales. Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition is considered a high-demand occupation throughout Texas.

Curriculum includes hands-on training that teaches the student how to safely handle, dispose, and recover refrigerants and in the course of the training the student will acquire an EPA 608 certification for handling refrigerants.  Building science is also included in the curriculum in order to provide the student with a full understanding that the HVAC equipment and the building envelope are a system that works together. This building science includes blower door training, duct tightness testing and effective insulation evaluation. Upon completion of the HVACR the student can be a registered certified technician in the State of Texas.

Through the HVAC program students will be able to apply concepts to real-life situation, develop good customer service habits, and display manual dexterity.  

Degree Requirements

First Year First Semester

HART 1307REFRIGERATION PRINCIPLES

3 credit hours

HART 1301BASIC ELECTRICITY FOR HVAC

3 credit hours

HART 1256EPA RECOVERY CERTIFICATION

2 credit hours

HART 1341RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING

3 credit hours

RBPT 1300FUNDAMENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SCIENCE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:14

First Year Second Semester

HART 2445RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS DESIGN

4 credit hours

HART 2358TESTING, ADJUSTING, AND BALANCING HVAC SYSTEMS

3 credit hours

HART 2342COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION

3 credit hours

HART 2301AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION CODES

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:13

First Year Third Semester Summer

TECM 1301INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:3

Second Year First Semester

DFTG 1309BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING

3 credit hours

OSHT 1320ENERGY INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

3 credit hours

BMGT 2309LEADERSHIP

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

HIST 1301UNITED STATES HISTORY I

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year Second Semester

BMGT 1327PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

SPCH 1318INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

HART 2380COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15
HART2380 Cooperative HVAC will serve as the capstone for this program.

Total Credit Hours: 60