Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Technology curriculum includes an A.A.S. Degree program, a Diploma program, and seven certificate programs offering specializations in areas of Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology.

With an emphasis in developing and improving critical thinking, articulation, and technical skills, topics of study include refrigeration theory, heating theory, mechanical system applications, installations, service, safety, mechanical and fuel gas codes, tools and instruments, and general maintenance practices.

Advanced topics include residential and light commercial system load design coupled with efficient, balanced, and effective air side designs for ductwork, ventilation, and filtration. Students will explore through lectures and hands-on experience, advanced control systems for refrigeration and other mechanical equipment, and Direct Digital Controls (DDC).  Students will also explore how modern residential and light commercial systems improve efficiency and reliability through an integration with today’s building automation systems and wireless technologies.

Program graduates can look forward to careers in many areas of the HVAC profession. Graduates can assist in load design, equipment selection, installation, start-up, service, and maintenance of residential and light commercial mechanical systems.

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