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Degree Plans - HVAC and Refrigeration Technology: Entry Level (Certificate)

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Everyone knows that Texas heat is not to be messed with, which is why becoming an air conditioning technician is a smart career decision. Our program can help you get the training you’ll need in order to capitalize on a popular industry.

Our entry level certificate will provide you with the fundamentals needed to start working. You will learn how to operate, maintain and repair air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Upon graduation, you will be ready to work in a field with high demand for technicians.

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Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
First Semester  

HART 1400 HVAC Duct Fabrication


HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC


HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles

Second Semester  

HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles


HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning


HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating

Total Semester Hours 24

NOTE: Applicants must meet the admission requirements for TJC and take the Bennett
Mechanical Comprehension Test. However, the passage of the Bennett test cannot
exclude a student from enrollment in a Level 1 (CERT1) program.

NOTE: Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a
prerequisite course. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair.
All new students are required to attend air conditioning orientation.

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