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Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology

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.

CAREER OPTIONS

Graduates should qualify for entry level employment in several areas of the HVACR field. Let us help you prepare for a career in:

  • HVACR Contractors
  • Educational Institutions
  • Industries Facilities Maintenance
  • Supermarkets
  • Retail Business starting salary about $12.00/hour up to $20.00 plus/hour with experience.

    The following is a list of local employers in the field of Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology:

ESSENTIAL SKILLS
  • Highly motivated to work with industry
  • Strong sense of ethical behavior
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Effective oral, written and communication skills
  • Enjoy problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Associate Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, AAS

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.

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The Associate Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology AAS Degree is a 71 credit hour program.

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Diploma

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.

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The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Diploma is a 46 credit hour program.

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Introduction Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in the operation of heating, refrigeration, and HVAC-R electricity.

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The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Introduction  Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Certificate is a 12 credit hour program.

Air Conditioning Installation and Maintenance Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety.

Certificate graduates should be able to assist in installation, maintenance and repair of residential heating and air conditioning equipment.

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The Air Conditioning Installation and Maintenance Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate is a 13 credit hour program.

Air Conditioning Control Systems Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with mid-level competencies in mechanical refrigeration, heating theory, electricity, controls, and safety services.

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Air Conditioning Control Systems Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate is a 14 credit hour program.

HVAC - Intro

August 14th – October 19th

Class meets Monday 8am  – 12pm & Thursday 8am – 10am

Blended – 2 hours of online work per week

Cost – $187.60

This course introduces the basic refrigeration process used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Topics include terminology, safety, and identification and function of components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify refrigeration systems and components, explain the refrigeration process, and use the tools and instrumentation of the trade.

HVAC - Basic Electrical

August 15th – October 3rd

Class meets Tuesday 8am – 11am

Blended – 1 hour of online work per week

Cost – $132.60

This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to become employed as a heating and air conditioning technician. Course topics focus on operating principles of heating and cooling systems with emphasis on safety, theory and principles of refrigeration, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm’s law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing and installing components/entire systems and employment of customer service techniques.

Bryant, Timothy

Director of Industrial Technologies | Building 9
Email: tbryant@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3473

Smith, Roscoe

HVAC Instructor | Building 9
Email: rosmith@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3304