Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

In the past 60 years, the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) field has experienced massive technological changes. It has gone from the era of the iceman to that of the educated and highly trained technician.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration technicians are primarily trained in the service, repair, maintenance and installation of heating, cooling and refrigeration equipment including domestic, residential, commercial and industrial systems.

Career preparation requires extensive educational training in refrigeration systems, electrical electronic controls, pneumatic controls, cooling and heating systems, duct design, fabrication and residential and commercial heat gained and loss calculations.

Some of the opportunities for employment in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration include: Engineers in sales, application and operating, technicians in testing, equipment installers, preventive maintenance, service and repair, wholesale and sheet metal specialist.

Rodolfo Cantu, Chairperson, RBC Services, Alamo
Hector Becerra, Vice-Chairperson, Hectors Air Conditioning, McAllen
Patricia Serna, Secretary, Gemaire Supply, McAllen
Mark Hernandez, Member, Checkmark Refrigeration LLC, Weslaco
Willy G. Gonzalez, Member, Johnstone Supply, Pharr
Anival Perez, Member, Goodman Distributing, Mission
Edgar Zamora, Member, Extreme Service, Alton

Certificate

Associates Degree

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
HART 1410 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 4
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
HART 1445 Gas and Electrical Heating 4
HART 2431 Advanced Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 2445 Air Conditioning Systems Design 4
 Credit Hours12
Third Semester
HART 2434 Advanced Air Conditioning Controls 4
HART 2438 Capstone: Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
HART 2441 Commercial Air Conditioning 4
HART 2442 Commercial Refrigeration 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours40 Credit Hours

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
HART 1410 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
HART 1445 Gas and Electrical Heating 4
HART 2431 Advanced Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 2445 Air Conditioning Systems Design 4
MATH 1414 College Algebra 1 4
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
HART 2434 Advanced Air Conditioning Controls 4
HART 2438 Capstone: Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
HART 2441 Commercial Air Conditioning 4
HART 2442 Commercial Refrigeration 4
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
HART 2443 Industrial Air Conditioning 4
Humanities Elective 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communications 1 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement