Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration AAS

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration AAS degree (AAS_AIRC) is offered at LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the HVAC Department.

Program Description

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration associate of applied science degree prepares the individual for a technical service career in residential or light commercial/industrial environmental systems. The student will study the mechanical and electrical/electronic systems involved in contemporary environmental controls. The academic requirements of the program provide a foundation for continued studies should the student decide to pursue his or her education or training.

The HVAC&R certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the residential and/or light commercial heating and air-conditioning service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary air-conditioning and heating systems are addressed throughout the program.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

Prerequisite Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

TOTAL Prerequisite Semester Credits:

6

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
HUMA 1301 Humanities I Prehistory to Gothic 3
Elective1   SPCH Elective 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

14

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning 4
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating 4
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HART 2436 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 4
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 4

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

8

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HART 2431 Advanced Electricity 4
HART2 2434 Advanced A/C Controls OR 4
HART2 2441 Commercial Air Conditioning  
HART 1491 Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technologies/Technician 4

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HART 2380 Cooperative Education - Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration 3
HART 2449 Heat Pumps 4
MAIR 1449 Refrigerators, Freezers, Window Air Conditioners 4
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

14

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HART 2442 Commercial Refrigeration OR 4
HART 2443 Industrial Air Conditioning  

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

4

 

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for AAS Degree:

70

  1. Choose from SPCH 1311, 1315, or 1321
  2. The capstone experience is completed by taking a departmental exit exam. It is strongly suggested to take one of the following professional exams: ARI/GAMA: Competency Exam in Residential Air Conditioning Service; ICE: Certification in Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning Service; or Technician Certification Exam.