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The HVACR Contractor degree is intended to provide the technical and business skills required to be successful as an HVACR Contractor. This degree requires 64 credits in program requirements and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: HVACR.AAS.CONTRA

Program Requirements
HVACR 1100Refrigeration Principles3
HVACR 1105Introduction to Safety, Materials and Equipment3
HVACR 1108Refrigerant Certification1
HVACR 1110Introduction to Electricity and Hvacr Controls3
HVACR 1161Introduction to Sheet Metal2
HVACR 1181Heating Principles3
HVACR 2180Residential and Light Commercial Forced-Air Heating3
HVACR 2201Residential Air Conditioning3
HVACR 2202Commercial Air Conditioning3
HVACR 2210Commercial Refrigeration5
HVACR 2220Installation3
HVACR 2225Troubleshooting Systems3
HVACR 2240Load Calculations and Duct Design5
HVACR 2260Heating and Air Conditioning Contracting3
MANAG 2210Principles of Management3
General Education
Select 18 to 22 credits 118-22
Total Credits64-68

In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
HVACR 1100 Refrigeration Principles 3
HVACR 1105 Introduction to Safety, Materials and Equipment 3
HVACR 1110 Introduction to Electricity and Hvacr Controls 3
HVACR 1181 Heating Principles 1 3
Gen EdMathematics 3-5
Second Semester
HVACR 1161 Introduction to Sheet Metal 2
HVACR 2180 Residential and Light Commercial Forced-Air Heating 3
HVACR 2201 Residential Air Conditioning 1 3
HVACR 2202 Commercial Air Conditioning 1 3
ENGLI 1101
English Composition I
or Workplace Writing
Summer Semester
HVACR 2220 Installation 3
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Small-Group Communication  
Introduction to Business Communication  
Third Semester
HVACR 1108 Refrigerant Certification 1
HVACR 2210 Commercial Refrigeration 1 5
HVACR 2225 Troubleshooting Systems 1 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Fourth Semester
HVACR 2240 Load Calculations and Duct Design 5
HVACR 2260 Heating and Air Conditioning Contracting 1 3
MANAG 2210 Principles of Management 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Total Credits64-66

Course has a prerequisite.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.