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Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Electrical Technology

The Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Electrical Technology program, open to both male and female applicants, is comprised of two Level I Certificates.  The Entry Level Residential Air Conditioning & Electrical Certificate is a one semester certificate offered each fall semester.  The Apprentice Level Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration & Electrical Certificate is a two semester certificate offered each spring/summer semesters.  Students may pursue either or both certificates.  With the completion of both, 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.

Entrance Requirements:
  • Must apply to Wharton County Junior College and meet all admission requirements
  • The college entrance testing (TSI) is NOT required for the program

 

Program Supplies:

  • Books (Please view the list in Program Supplies)
  • Tool Kit - Students will be required to purchase a tool kit for use in the program (Please view the list in Program Supplies - Information will be provided to the student once classes begin)
  • Uniform Shirt - Students will be required to wear the uniform shirt to all class meetings (Information will be provided to the student once classes begin)

Program Costs:

Entry Level Certificate: 18hrs  
Tuition/Fees In-District $1845
Tuition/Fees Out-District $2763
Apprentice Level Certificate: 29hrs  
Tuition/Fees In-District $2875
Tuition/Fees Out-District $4354
   
Books $600
Uniform Shirts $14/ea
Tool Kit $170
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