Like ice cream on warm apple pie, the first blast of crisp air conditioning on hot skin is one of life’s simple pleasures. And didn’t you know? Setting up and maintaining heating and air systems is always in demand.

Looking for the path to a career that will always be cool? Texarkana College will get you there.

Air Conditioning / Heating and Refrigeration Technology One-Year Certificate

First Semester

Hours
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC 4
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
HART 1410 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
Total 15

Second Semester

Hours
HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 4
HART 1341 Residential Air Conditioning 3
HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Preparation 4
HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 3
Total 13

Third Semester

Hours
HART 2450 HVAC Zone Controls 4
HART 1345 Gas & Electric Heating 3
HART 2349 Heat Pumps 3
HART 2431 Advanced Electricity for HVAC 4
Total 14

Total Hours: 42 SCH

To learn more, please contact us.

Ronda Dozier
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3088
email

Air Conditioning/Heating and Refrigeration Technology Course Descriptions

HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles

A basic study of HVAC and refrigeration controls; troubleshooting of control components; emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits; a review of Ohm’s law as applied to air conditioning controls and circuits.

HART 1341 Residential Air Conditioning

A study of components, applications, and installation of mechanical air conditioning systems including operating conditions, troubleshooting, repair, and charging of air conditioning systems.

HART 1345 Gas & Electric Heating

Study of the procedures and principles used in servicing heating systems including gas fired furnaces and electric heating systems.

HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Preparation

Certification training for HVAC refrigerant recovery and recycling. Instruction will provide a review of EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery and recycling during the installation, service, and repair of all HVAC and refrigeration systems.

HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC

Principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation.

HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles

An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components and safety.

HART 1410 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools

Tools and instruments used in the HVAC industry. Includes proper application, use and care of these tools, and tubing and piping practices.

HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

An advanced course in application of troubleshooting principles and use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems including conducting performance tests.

HART 2431 Advanced Electricity for HVAC

Advanced electrical instruction and skill building in installation and servicing of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including detailed instruction in motors and power distribution, motors, motor controls, and application of solid state devices.

HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup

A study of air conditioning system installation, refrigerant piping, condensate disposal, and air cleaning equipment with emphasis on startup and performance testing.

HART 2349 Heat Pumps

A study of heat pumps, heat pump control circuits, defrost controls, auxiliary heat, air flow, and other topics related to heat pump systems.

HART 2450 HVAC Zone Controls

Theory and application of HVAC residential zone control devices, electromechanical controls, and/or pneumatic controls.