Graduation, employment questions
The student can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) or Certificate.
The certificate has 9 college credit courses while the degree has 18 college credit courses. The student will first enroll for the certificate, then the degree. Most of the advanced courses do have prerequisites.
I have experience in the HVAC/R industry and need a degree. Can I get credit for some of the classes?
Students coming to Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology with college credit and experience may get waivers for certain classes. Another option for students with work experience to get credit for a class is by challenging a course (take a test and get at a score of least 80). However, all students seeking an Associates degree must have 68 college credit hours to graduate (that is a requirement of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board). Students with no prior college credits and experience may challenge a class
to get credit for that class. For details, talk to the Department Chair .
Most classes meet twice a week, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday during the day and/or evenings. Weekend (Saturday) College alternatives are also available. See the schedule for the desired semester. Note: Weekend college choices are listed by campus; HART is located at Riverside - RVS.
How much do the books and course materials cost?
For a student completing the Certificate. the total course materials purchased from the bookstore is currently $200 (this amount is subject to change without notice).
Should the classes be taken in a certain order?
Many of the advanced classes have prerequisites. The introductory classes are
It is VERY strongly recommended that students take HART 1403 Air Conditioning Control Principles AFTER completing HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC as it assumes the student has all of the knowledge and skills from the HART 1401 Basic Electricity for HVAC class.