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 Associate of Applied Science

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

The Air Conditioning/Heating and Refrigeration Technology of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of classes designed to train students to meet employment requirements in the field of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating. This will include the installation, repair and maintenance of air conditioning/ refrigeration equipment. Included in this program is the study of residential and commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, gas and electric furnaces, and the design of air conditioning systems. Throughout the entire program and emphasis is place on current techniques used by service technicians. An emphasis is placed on graduate students being nationally and EPA certified. The program consists of 60 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete when taken during the day.


Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
HART 1401 
Basic Electricity for HVAC
HART 1356 
EPA Recovery Certification Prep
HART 1410 
HVAC Shop Practices and Tools
HART 1407 
Refrigeration Principles
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
HART 2338 
Air Conditioning Installation & Startup
HART 1341 
Residential Air Conditioning
HART 1303 
Air Conditioning Control Principles
HART 2336 
Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
Total 13

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
HART 2450 
HVAC Zone Controls
HART 1345 
Gas & Electric Heating
HART 2349 
Heat Pumps
HART 2431 
Advanced Electricity for HVAC
Total 14
Second Semester Hours
College Level Math or Natural Science (core) 3
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
Social Science Elective (core) 3
Arts/Drama/Music Elective (core) 3
BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Framework
HVAC Technology AAS Total

Air Conditioning/Heating and Refrigeration Technology Course Descriptions

HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles
HART 1341 Residential Air Conditioning
HART 1345 Gas & Electric Heating
HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Prep
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles
HART 1410 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools
HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
HART 2338 Air Conditioning Install & Startup
HART 2349 Heat Pumps
HART 2431 Advanced Elec. for HVAC
HART 2450 HVAC Zone Controls

To learn more, please contact us.

Matt Lipps
Program Coordinator
(903) 823-3233
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232