Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Diploma D35100


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/ or installation of residential and light commercial systems.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology curriculum.

Program Curriculum      
Total Credits Needed for Graduation  46
First Semester (Fall)
ACA 111College Student Success10001
ENG 110Freshman Composition30003
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy12002
AHR 111HVACR Electricity22003
AHR 112Heating Technology24004
BPR 130Print Reading/Const.30003
AHR 110Introduction to Refrigeration26005
 Semester Total 141400 21
Second Semester (Spring)
MAT 110Math Measurement & Literacy22003
AHR 113Comfort Cooling24004
AHR 133HVAC Servicing26004
PSY 118Interpersonal Psychology30003
AHR 151HVAC Duct System I13002
Semester Total10150016
Summer Session
AHR 130HVAC Controls22003
AHR 140All Weather Systems13002
AHR 114Heat Pump Technology24004
Semester Total59009

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D35100 Air Conditioning, Heating, And Refrigeration Technology (Diploma) – Catalog 2016-2017 With Notes

D35100 Air Cond Heating Refrigeration (Diploma) 2015-16