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Program of Study
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


DEGREE CURRICULUM

Course
Credit Hours
Area I: Written and Oral Communications
3
ENG 101 English Composition I  
   
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts
6
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 
3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR 3
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

 
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
6
MTH 116 Mathematical Applications
3
Science/Math Elective
3
   
Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences
3
PSY 200 General Psychology
3
   
Area V: Career and Technical Courses
53-55
Required Orientation Courses
 
ORI 101 Orientation to College OR
 
ORI 105 Orientation and Student Success
1-3
ORI 104 WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement
1
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
Required Field of Concentration Courses
 
WKO 110 NCCER Core 3
ACR 111 Principles of Refrigeration
3
ACR 112 HVAC/R Service Procedures
3
ACR 113 Refrigeration Piping Practices
3
ACR 119 Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems
3
ACR 121 Principles of Electricity for HVAC/R
3
ACR 122 HVAC/R Electrical Circuits
3
ACR 123 HVAC/R Electrical Components
3
ACR 127 HVAC/R Electric Motors
3
ACR 132 Residential Air Conditioning
3
ACR 134 Ice Machines 
3
ACR 147 Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Theory
3
ACR 148 Heat Pump Systems I 
3
ACR 149 Heat Pump Systems II 
3
ACR 203 Commercial Refrigeration
3
WKO 106 Workplace Skills
3
Total Field of Concentration Credits
48
Total Credits for Degree  71-73
   

CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

 
(Wallace and Sparks Campuses)  
Course Credit Hours
Area I: Written and Oral Communications 6
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR 3
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
   
Area III: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science 6
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
MTH 116 Mathematical Applications 3
   
Area V: Career and Technical Courses 47
Required Orientation Courses  
ORI 101 Orientation to College 1
ORI 104 WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement 1
Required Field of Concentration Courses  
WKO 110 NCCER Core 3
ACR 111 Principles of Refrigeration 3
ACR 112 HVAC/R Service Procedures 3
ACR 113 Refrigeration Piping Practices 3
ACR 119 Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems 3
ACR 121 Principles of Electricity for HVAC/R 3
ACR 122 HVAC/R Electrical Circuits 3
ACR 123 HVAC/R Electrical Components 3
ACR 127 HVAC/R Electric Motors 3
ACR 132 Residential Air Conditioning 3
ACR 134 Ice Machines 3
ACR 147 Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Theory 3
ACR 148 Heat Pump Systems I 3
ACR 149 Heat Pump Systems II 3
ACR 203 Commercial Refrigeration 3
Total Field of Concentration Credits 45
Total Credits for Certificate 59
   

SHORT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

(Wallace and Sparks Campuses)
 
Courses
Credit Hours
Area V: Required Field of Concentration Courses
27
ACR 111 Principles of Refrigeration 
3
ACR 112 HVACR Service Procedures 3
ACR 119 Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems
3
ACR 121 Principles of Electricity for HVAC/R  3
ACR 122 HVAC/R Electrical Circuits
3
ACR 123 HVAC/R Electrical Components
3
ACR 147 Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Theory 3
ACR 148 Heat Pumps I 3
ACR 149 Heat Pumps II 3
Total Credits for Short Certificate
27
   

SHORT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

(Ventress Correctional Facility)
 
Area V: Career and Technical Courses
Core Air Conditioning Course Requirements

 
ACR 111 Principles of Refrigeration
3
ACR 113 Refrigeration Piping Practices
3
ACR 121 Principles of Electricity for HVAC/R
3
ACR 147 Refrigerant, Transition and Recovery Theory
3
Total Core Technical Credits
12
   
 After completing the Core Technical Course Requirements, students may choose from the following concentrations:

ELECTRICAL CONCENTRATION (ACE)

 
ACR 122 HVAC/R Electrical Circuits 3
ACR 123 HVAC/R Electrical Components
 3
ACR 127 HVAC/R Electric Motors
 3
ACR 210 Troubleshooting HVAC/R Systems 
 3
Total Concentration Credits
12
Total Credits for Short Certificate 
24
   

HEATING CONCENTRATION (ACH)


ACR 119 Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems 3
ACR 120 Fundamentals of Electric Heating Systems 3
ACR 148 Heat Pump Systems I 3
ACR 149 Heat Pump Systems II 3
Total Concentration Credits 12
Total Credits for Short Certificate 24