Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program


Areas of Study - Degrees & Certificates  >  Energy, Manufacturing & Construction  >  Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the individual for a technical service career in residential or light commercial/industrial environmental systems. The student will study the mechanical and electrical/electronic systems involved in contemporary environmental controls. The academic requirements of the program provide a foundation for continued studies should the student decide to pursue his or her education or training.

The HVAC&R program offers three levels of certification that build upon each other.

  • The Occupational Entry Certificate is offered as a 16 week (single semester) fast track to prepare the student to enter the air conditioning service profession. This certification will focus on the basic knowledge and skills needed to gain entry level employment in the HVAC & R field.
  • Upon completion of the Occupational Entry Certificate, the student is encouraged to progress into the Residential Servicing Certificate. This second level of certification will expose the student to a higher skill set, greater diversity of equipment applications and better prepare them for employment as a residential service technician.
  • The Commercial Servicing Certification is a third level certification, achieved as a progression from the previous two levels of certification. The Commercial Servicing Certification adds those skills necessary to enter the profession of servicing larger and more complex processes of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment typically utilized in supermarkets, retail stores, restaurants, schools, hospitals and other commercial or industrial applications.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

By completing the program, students can earn four awards:

  1. HVAC Occupational Entry, Level 1 Certificate
  2. HVAC Residential Servicing, Level 1 Certificate
  3. HVAC Commercial Servicing, Level 1 Certificate
  4. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, AAS


Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Occupational Entry, Level 1 Certificate


[C1_HOC1 certificate offered at LSC-Houston North and LSC-North Harris]

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 15

 
Level 1 Certificate Completed 


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Residential Servicing, Level 1 Certificate


[C1_AIR1 offered at LSC-Houston North and LSC-North Harris]

Prerequisite: Completion of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Occupational Entry, Level 1 Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 30

Note(s)


  • It is highly recommended to take one of the following professional exams: ARI/GAMA; Competency Exam in Residential Air Conditioning Service; ICE: Certification in Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning Service, or Technician Certification Exam.
Level 1 Certificate Completed 


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Commercial Servicing, Level 1 Certificate


[C1_HCS1 offered at LSC-Houston North and LSC-North Harris]

Prerequisite: Completion of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Occupational Entry, Level 1 Certificate and HART 2331 Advanced Electricity for HVAC

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 36

Note(s)


1 HART 1491 is designed to prepare the student to take one or more of the NATE certification exams

Level 1 Certificate Completed 


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, AAS


[AAS_AIRC degree offered at LSC-Houston North and LSC-North Harris]

Prerequisite: Completion of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Residential Servicing, Level 1 Certifiate and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Residential Commercial Servicing, Level 1 Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 60

 
 
AAS Completed 

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