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

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

This program is 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.


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


Third Semester Hours      
HART 2450
HVAC Zone Controls
HART 1345
Gas & Electric Heating
HART 2349
Heat Pumps
HART 2431
Advanced Electricity for HVAC
HVAC Certificate Total Hours

Air Conditioning/Heating and Refrigeration Technology Course Descriptions

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

To learn more, please contact us.

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

Local Employment information from Career Coach