If you like working with your hands and wish to enter the workforce quickly, then consider a career as a Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician.
We offer hands-on, technical training in small classes at an affordable price. Our professors provide one-on-one assistance in a warm-close-knit atmosphere, making the learning process much easier for you. Our curriculum will prepare you to assist in planning, installing, operating and maintaining air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
Upon graduation, you will have the necessary skills to work efficiently with engineers, system designers, skilled craftsmen, salespersons and others in the field.
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Major Courses 45 Credits
HART 1400 HVAC Duct Fabrication
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating
HART 2442 Commercial Refrigeration
HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design
HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
HART 2349 Heat Pumps
HART 2357 Specialized Commercial Refrigeration
General Education Requirements 15 Credits
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).
Major Courses: 45
General Education Requirements: 15
Total Semester Hours: 60
Recommended Course Sequence:
First Semester Credit Hours
HART 1400 HVAC Duct Fabrication (#)
HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC (#)
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles (#)
ENGL 1301 Composition I
3 Second Semester Credit Hours
HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles (+)
HART 1441 Residential Air Conditioning (+)
HART 1445 Gas and Electric Heating (+)
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 OR
MATH 1324 OR
3 Third Semester Credit Hours
HART 2442 Commercial Refrigeration (#)
HART 2438 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup (#)
HART 2445 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design (#)
XXXX x3xx Government/Political Science Core OR
ECON 2301 OR
PSYC 2301 OR
3 Spring Semester Credit Hours
HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting (+)
HART 2349 Heat Pumps (+)
HART 2357 Specialized Commercial Refrigeration (+)
SPCH 1321 Bus. and Professional Communication
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
3 Total Semester Hours 60
Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.
NOTE: Applicants must meet the admission requirements for TJC and take the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test. Bennett test scores will not be used to exclude a student from enrollment in the HART program.
NOTE: Department-specific courses must be taken sequentially and may have a prerequisite course. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair. Some courses are only offered during Fall or Spring semesters but not both. Please plan accordingly.
# Indicates course only taught in the fall semester
+ Indicates course only taught in the spring semester
All new students are required to attend heating, air conditioning and refrigeration orientation.