Associate of Applied Science in Refrigeration and Heating Technology
This program is offered only through Matanuska-Susitna College.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Refrigeration and Heating Technology prepares students with the technical skills required to install, diagnose, and repair modern commercial and residential heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning, and ventilation systems.
The AAS in Refrigeration and Heating Technology constitutes the first two years of the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Technologies Leadership program.
Licensure and/or Certification
Graduates of the AAS in Refrigeration and Heating Technology are eligible to sit for the Environmental Protection Agency Section 608 National Certification Exam and the North American Technical Excellence entry-level certification exam. Graduates of the program are also eligible for an institutional recommendation for the Unlimited Refrigeration Mechanical Administrator License from the Alaska Department of Business and Professional Licensing Section.
Students planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Alaska are required to contact the UAA offering department before enrolling to determine if the program meets the licensing/certification requirements of the state in which they wish to practice.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- For the Quantitative Skills requirement choose MATH A104.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|MATH A104||Technical Mathematics||3|
|RH A101||Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Fundamentals||4|
|RH A105||Electrical Circuits for Refrigeration and Heating I||3|
|RH A109||Principles of Thermodynamics||3|
|RH A122||Refrigeration and Air Conditioning||4|
|RH A126||Electrical Circuits for Refrigeration and Heating II||3|
|RH A132||Troubleshooting for HVAC/R Systems||3|
|RH A201||Commercial and Ammonia Refrigeration||4|
|RH A203||HVAC/R Basic Controls||3|
|RH A209||Codes for HVAC/R||2|
|RH A211||Customer Relations and Job Etiquette||1|
|RH A225||Heating Fundamentals and Forced Air Heat||4|
|RH A226||Commercial HVAC/R Systems||4|
|RH A228||Advanced Hydronic Heat Systems||4|
|RH A229||HVAC/R Control Systems||3|
|RH A232||HVAC/R Sheet Metal||3|
A minimum of 60 credits is required for the degree.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a degree in the refrigeration and heating technology program will be able to:
- Apply the fundamental laws of physics related to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry.
- Use mathematical skills required to succeed in HVAC/R trades.
- Understand and describe the function of individual components that make up HVAC/R systems.
- Work safely with tools, torches, electricity, refrigerants, heating fuels, and other equipment and material associated with HVAC/R work.
- Follow work practices that are environmentally responsible.
- Obtain employment as an entry-level HVAC/R technician and be able to advance professionally.
- Work effectively with customers, employers, and co-workers.
- Systematically troubleshoot HVAC/R systems.
- Apply municipal, state, and national mechanical codes to decisions involving the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC/R systems.