Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Technician

Wake Tech offers a range of award options within Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology. Please note that Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology is a limited enrollment program. Limited enrollment programs have unique admission requirements, policies, procedures, schedules and deadlines, which are subject to change. The award options include:

 

AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A35100)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. AAS degree graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems and. should be able to demonstrate an understanding of system selection and balance and advanced systems.


Diploma program (WT Course ID #: D35100A)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety.

The diploma program topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments. Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C35100E)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Building Automation Certificate is designed for individuals interested in the basics of how to implement building automation controls within the commercial HVAC context. Topics include HVACR electricity, electronics, system design, automation  and energy management concepts.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C35100B)

Topics within this certificate include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety.  The certificate program covers air conditioning, furnaces, tools, and instruments. Certificate graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential systems.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C35100D )

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Design Certificate is designed for individuals interested in the basics of how to design residential and commercial AHR systems. Topics include building codes, principles and concepts of conventional residential heating and cooling system design, principles of designing heating and cooling systems for commercial buildings, and common business and customer relation practices. Certificate graduates should be able to assist in the design of residential and commercial AHR systems, and the mechanical codes that apply toward system installation.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C35100F)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Commercial Certificate is designed for individuals wishing to learn about commercial AHR systems. Topics covered in this certificate program include basic refrigeration processes used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems, electricity, the fundamentals of heating, hydronic heating systems, and the fundamentals of liquid chilling equipment. Certificate graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and installation of commercial systems.