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HVAC Technology Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration HVAC Technology program, offered at COA – Edenton-Chowan and COA – Dare, 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

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Curriculum Guides

(Offered only at COA – Edenton-Chowan)

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 none 2 6 n/a 8 5
AHR 111 HVAC Electricity none 2 2 n/a 4 3
AHR 112 Heating Technology none 2 4 n/a 6 4
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy n/a 1 2 n/a 3 2
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling none 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 002 Tier 1
ENG 111 Corequisites: ENG 011
MAT 110 Prerequisites: MAT 003 Tier 1
MAT 110 Corequisites: MAT 010
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 none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
WBL 110 World of Work, WBL 111 or WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I n/a 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 n/a 3 n/a 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 none 2 6 n/a 8 5
AHR 111 HVAC Electricity none 2 2 n/a 4 3
AHR 112 Heating Technology none 2 4 n/a 6 4
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling none 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 none 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

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