Degrees & Pathways in Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration

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 #: A35100C)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Building Automation Track curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with building automation controls within the commercial HVAC context. Topics include HVACR electricity, electronics, system design, automation, and energy management concepts. AAS degree graduates should be able to assist in the start-up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of building automation controls and should be able to demonstrate an understanding of system selection, balance, and advanced systems.


AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A35100B)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Commercial A/C Track 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, balance, and advanced systems.


AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A35100A)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Commercial Refrigeration Track curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with commercial refrigeration systems. Topics include defrost methods, safety and operational control, proper control application, test instruments, simple control wiring, service, repair, and diagnostic procedures for commercial refrigeration systems and components, as well as refrigerant piping, recovery, leak testing, evacuation, charging, startup, and evaluation. AAS degree graduates should be able to assist in the start-up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of commercial refrigeration systems found in restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets, and other commercial refrigeration applications.


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.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35100B)

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.


Certificates 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.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35100G)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Commercial A/C Certificate is designed for individuals wishing to learn about commercial A/C systems. Topics include an introduction to the fundamentals of heating, advanced comfort systems, 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 A/C systems.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35100F)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Commercial Refrigeration 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.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35100H)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Residential Advanced Certificate provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with advanced residential systems. Topics include comfort cooling, heat pump technology, HVAC servicing, HVACR customer relations, and HVACR building code. Certificate graduates should be able to assist in the customer relations, start-up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation for advanced residential systems.