Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology AAS

The Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology Program prepares students with training in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration field as well as the home appliance industry. Skills learned will enable graduates to choose from a variety of occupations such as heating/air conditioning/refrigeration, appliance repair, and general maintenance in these areas. Program flexibility allows students to enter at their existing level of competency and continue training to an employable skill level. Classroom instruction is provided in basic electricity, electric motors, refrigeration, gas heating, and resistance heating. Emphasis is placed on developing a logical approach to servicing, troubleshooting, and repair through directed practice. Employment in the field requires good physical health due to the size and weight of some units. The Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology program is a drug-free program. The Division Chair may require drug or alcohol testing should there be a reasonable suspicion the student appears under the influence of drugs and or alcohol.

Entrance requirements for degree seeking students in the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology program include:

  • Entrance requirements for degree and certificate seeking students in this program include Compass scores of 68 or higher in English, 73 or higher in Reading, and 46 or higher in Math (Algebra). Students who score low in up to two of the three areas may enroll only with permission of the instructor.
  • Enrollment priority for students seeking entrance into the program is on a first-come first-serve basis as determine by the student's faculty advising date.

Upon completion of the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology program, the student will have basic skills to:

  • Apply principles and theory of electricity, mechanics, and refrigeration to troubleshoot, repair, install and service all heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and appliance products.
  • Select and use appropriate tools and test equipment.
  • Establish and maintain good interpersonal relations with employers, fellow employees, distributors, and customers.
  • Utilize good record keeping procedures for accurate financial and inventory purposes.

General Education Core

Written Communication
ENGL-101COLLEGE WRITING3.00
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:4.00
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
SURVEY OF ART
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Additional General Education Core
Select one of the following:3.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Total Credits16.00

Program Requirements

Technical Core
HACAT-115BASIC ELECTRICITY5.00
HACAT-135AUTOMATIC DRYERS2.00
HACAT-145AUTOMATIC WASHERS4.00
HACAT-155DISHWASHERS/COMPACTORS3.00
HACAT-165RANGES/MICROWAVE OVENS3.00
HACAT-215HVAC PRINCIPLES5.00
HACAT-225REFRIGERATION THEORY6.00
HACAT-235AIR CONDITIONING THEORY11.00
HACAT-245DOMESTIC PRODUCTS3.00
HACAT-255HEATING SYSTEMS8.00
HACAT-265WATER HEAT SYSTEMS2.00
Total Credits52.00

 Summary

General Education16
Program Requirements52
Total68