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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration HVAC Technology program, offered at the Edenton-Chowan and Dare County Campuses, will give you the skills needed to work with residential and light commercial systems, as well as assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and installation of residential and light commercial systems.

HVAC Technology Program and Dual Enrollment

Course work covers:

  • Air conditioning
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Tools and instruments
  • Mechanical refrigeration
  • Heating and cooling theory
  • Electricity
  • Controls and safety

Careers

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Curriculum Guides

(Offered only at the Edenton-Chowan Campus)

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 6 n/a 8 5
AHR 111 HVAC Electricity Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 2 n/a 4 3
AHR 112 Heating Technology Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 4 n/a 6 4
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy none 1 2 n/a 3 2
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 4 n/a 6 4
ENG 102 Appl Comm II
or
ENG 111
or
MAT 110
ENG 102 Prerequisite: none
ENG 111 Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
MAT 110 Prerequisites: DMA 010-030
2 – 3 0 – 2 n/a 3 – 4 3
Total Semester Hours 11 – 12 18 – 20 n/a 30 – 31 21
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology Prerequisites: AHR 110 or 113 2 4 n/a 6 4
AHR 130 HVAC Controls Prerequisites: AHR 111 or ELC 111 or ELC 112 2 2 n/a 4 3
AHR 213 HVACR Building Code Prerequisites: AHR 110 or AHR 113 1 2 n/a 3 2
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 1 n/a n/a 1 1
WBL 110 World of Work, WBL 111 or WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I none 0 – 1 n/a 0 – 20 1 – 20 1 – 2
AHR 255 Indoor Air Quality Prerequisites: AHR 110 or AHR 113 1 2 n/a 3 2
COM 101 Workplace Communication none 3 0 n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 10 – 11 10 0 – 20 21 – 40 16 – 17
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 37 – 38

General education courses may be offered during different semesters based on campus location.

(Campus location may vary)

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 6 n/a 8 5
AHR 111 HVAC Electricity Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 2 n/a 4 3
AHR 112 Heating Technology Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level. 2 4 n/a 6 4
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 4 n/a 6 4
Total Semester Hours 8 16 n/a 24 16
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 16
To complete higher level certificates, students may be required to complete coursework offered in the previous certificate to meet all required course prerequisites.

Certificate
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology Prerequisites: AHR 110 or AHR 113 2 4 n/a 6 4
AHR 130 HVAC Controls Prerequisites: AHR 111 or ELC 111 or ELC 112 2 2 n/a 4 3
AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification Prerequisite: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 1 n/a n/a 1 1
AHR 255 Indoor Air Quality Prerequisites: AHR 110 or AHR 113 1 2 n/a 3 2
AHR 213 HVACR Building Code Prerequisites: AHR 110 or AHR 113 1 2 n/a 3 2
Total Semester Hours 7 10 n/a 17 12
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 12