HVAC A.A.S. Degree

Morgan Chaddick, Instructor
Umphrey Industrial Technology Center, Office 201G
(409) 984-6385
chaddickmd@lamarpa.edu

The heating, 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.

Students will receive practice in installation, troubleshooting inoperative equipment, and performing preventive maintenance on air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment.

The HVAC program will be housed in the Sheila McCarthy Umphrey Industrial Technology Center that will open in the Fall 2017 Semester. Students with a HVAC major must earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all technical courses in the Recommended Program of Study.

View technical course descriptions.

AAS Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
HART 1300 HVAC Duct Fabrication 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 1310 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 3
Spring Semester
HART 1341 Residential Air Conditioning 3
HART 1345 Gas and Electric Heating 3
HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Preparation 3
HART 2331 Advanced Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 2338 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
HART 2341 Commercial Air Conditioning 3
HART 2342 Commercial Refrigeration 3
PHYS 1315 Physical Science I (lec) 3
XXXX x3xx Social/Behavioral Science 3
Spring Semester
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
HART 2336/
HART 2388
Air Conditioning Troubleshooting or
Internship-Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and
Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
3
HART 2345 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 3
HART 2349 Heat Pumps 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Total 60