Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Technology curriculum includes a full A.A.S. Degree program, a Diploma program, and seven certificate programs offering specializations in critical 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, Direct Digital Controls (DDC), and how modern residential and light commercial system improve efficiency and reliability through an integration with today’s building automation systems and wireless technologies.

Program graduates will employ higher levels of critical thinking coupled with advanced technical and communication skills for successful 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.