Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Skilled heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians are needed on a constant basis to install, service and repair the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration units used in our homes and industries.
Programs of Study
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Prepares you to become your own boss or to get a higher position
- 3 specializations:
- Residential Technician
- Commercial Technician
- HVAC Refrigeration Technician
- Complete HART Technical Foundation (24 semester hours)
- Complete A.A.S. Academic Foundation (16 semester hours)
Awards and Certificates of Completion
- HVAC Installer Marketable Skills Achievement Award (MSA)
- Gives you basic, entry-level knowledge of HVAC installation techniques
- HVAC Technician I
- Gives you the basic skills to become an installation technician
- Includes 6 basic courses (24 semester hours)
- Most courses have prerequisites and must be taken in order to continue to the HVAC Technician II and III certificates
- HVAC Technician II
- Prepares you to maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems
- Builds on the HVAC Technician I course of study with 4 additional courses to complete
- Requires a total of 40 semester hours for completion
- HVAC Technician III
- Gives you extensive knowledge and the advanced ability to maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems.
- Builds on the HVAC Technician I & II course of study with 6 additional courses to complete
- Requires a total of 48 semester hours for completion
Get a TSI Waiver
If you are interested in earning one of our Certificates of Completion, you must provide the Registrar's office with a Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Waiver for HART Certificate Programs (PDF will open in a new window). Otherwise, you might have to take a placement test because no core curriculum courses are required.
Note: When you have a TSI waiver, you may enroll only in courses included in your certificate program.
Also, if you are pursuing a 1-year certificate of completion of no more than 42 hours, you are temporarily relieved of remediation requirements of the TSI.
If you do not have a High School diploma or a GED and need individual approval, you might have to take a placement test.
Register for Our Programs
For help and guidance with registration, please contact:
Jean Yanes, HART Department Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisor
STEC building, Office 1110A
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HART)
Updated February 19, 2015