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Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Electrical Technology

The Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Electrical Technology program is comprised of two level one certificates, and is open to both male and female applicants.  The Entry Level Residential Air Conditioning & Electrical certificate completes in one semester and is offered each fall (August - December). The Apprentice Level Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Electrical certificate completes in two semesters and is offered each spring/summer (January - August).  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 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.
To receive a certificate, an overall GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must apply and meet all admission requirements to Wharton County Junior College
  • College Entrance Testing (TSI) is NOT required for entrance into the program

PROGRAM SUPPLIES:

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