D35100 Total credit hours: 37
The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum, provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems.
Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools, and instruments.
Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and installation of residential and light commercial systems.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Communicate effectively with fellow workers, contract service personnel, and employer through written and/or oral communications.
- Demonstrate the critical thinking skills necessary to install, modify, troubleshoot, and repair air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.
- Manage responsibilities of an entry-level technician by managing time effectively, working effectively with diverse populations, demonstrating dependability, and completing tasks satisfactorily.
In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program. Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Technical Standards (PDF)