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Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Electrical Technology

 

HVACThis one year program, open to male and female applicants, is designed to award a graduate a maximum of two certificates with the completion of three semesters.  Students who complete the Fall semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 will be awarded an Entry Level Residential Air Conditioning & Electrical Certificate.  Students who complete the Spring and Summer semesters with a GPA of 2.0 will be awarded an Apprentice Level Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration & Electrical Certificate.  With the completion of both certificates, the graduate will have acquired the knowledge and skills in the practical application of air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, residential wiring and commercial wiring.  The program of study includes, but is not limited to, methods of installing, maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing equipment.  Computer simulation programs are used to improve diagnostic skills.  Specific competencies taught include: gas brazing and soldering, electrical circuits and motor analysis, system troubleshooting, conduit bending, wire size estimating, and circuit installations. 

The program is offered at the Wharton campus only.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must meet all admission requirements to Wharton County Junior College
  • Testing is NOT required for entrance into the program

PROGRAM SUPPLIES

  • Books  (Please see the Textbook List located with Program Supplies)
  • Students will be required to purchase a tool kit for use in the program.  (Please see the Tool List located with Program Supplies)
  • Students will be required to wear a uniform shirt to all class meetings.  Information for purchasing will be issued to the student when classes begin.
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