Air Conditioning

A.A.S. - Occupational Degree

Provides the student with the essential skills required to enter this fast-growing field which includes both heating and cooling. The student attains the technical knowledge associated with each type of refrigeration system, their uses, and their controlling devices. This program includes troubleshooting, maintenance, motors, as well as study of related electrical controlling devices and safety related to the use of refrigerants.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in air conditioning and refrigeration that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

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First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 3 Major Requirement
ACR 103 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Motors, Circuits/Controls 3 Major Requirement

ENG 100


ENG 101 or ENG 107

Introduction to Composition


Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended)                  3 GE- Additional Courses
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended) GE- Social and Behavioral Science

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 102 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 2 3 Major Requirement
ACR 112 Control Systems 3 Major Requirement
ACR 113 Heating Technology 3 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition 1/GE 3 GE- Composition
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 2/GE    
MAT 105 Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math 3 GE- Mathematics

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 201 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 3 3 Major Requirement
ACR 202 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 4 3 Major Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Departmental Requirement
ENT 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 Departmental Requirement
ENG 110 Technical Writing (recommended) 3 Departmental Requirement
ENV 101 Environmental Science/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Sciences

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 212 Heat Load Calculations and Duct Design 3 Major Requirement
ACR 213 Light Commercial Systems 3 Departmental Requirement
WLD 104, 105, 106, or 109 Techniques in Flux Core Arc Welding, Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, or Gas Metal Arc Welding 3 Departmental Requirement
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Departmental Requirement
PHI 105 Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Humanities
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