Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration - Basic Certificate Level 1

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Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration - Basic - Certificate Level 1

The design of the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program incorporates fundamentals and integrates new technologies and innovations of climate control systems for application in the real world. The output is a well-rounded technician who understands the importance of safety and soft skills such as attitude and good communications who possesses traditional technical skills in air conditioning, refrigeration and heating. The program is relevant, unique and state of the art in that it goes beyond the basics and introduces the student to new and emerging technologies in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration that allow buildings and systems to be operated more efficiently. Individuals satisfying program requirements have countless career opportunities in a variety of job classifications.


Semester 1
ELPT 1315 Electrical Calculations I 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Preparation 3
Semester 2
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 1341 Residential Air Conditioning (Capstone) 3
HART 1345 Gas & Electric Heating 3
Semester 3


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 21

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Gainful Employment

Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $2,809* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.