The courses in the Austin Community College Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology program were developed to be taught in building block fashion. That is, the materials and training you received in the first course will be used in the following course. What you learned in the first two courses will be used in the third course, etc. This builds a strong foundation in the HVACR career path.
The first three courses in the curriculum are the introductory courses - these courses form the foundation. This foundation consists of the
- general basics in electricity
- physics of refrigerant
- temperature/pressure relationship
- fundamental troubleshooting skills
These intro courses are the prerequisites to the other courses offered in the HART curriculum and should be taken in the proper sequence. Students may register for HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC and take HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles simultaneously as they are cover two different subjects.
All equipment and tools are provided with one exception. Students must provide their own digital volt ohmeter.