2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology (D35100) Diploma

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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

Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 12 | Credit Hours 19

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 10 | Lab Hours 15 | Credit Hours 16

Summer Session

Class Hours 6 | Lab Hours 11 | Credit Hours 11

Total Credit Hours 46

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