Career Technical Pathway

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Basics (C35100HP)


This pathway is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in residential light commercial HVAC, and in domestic refrigeration. Students will be able to braze, leak test, recover refrigerant, charge a unit, use meters and read wiring diagrams. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a certificate. Courses within the pathway may be applied toward a diploma in Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
AHR 110 Introduction to Refrigeration 2 6 5
AHR 111 HVACR Electricity 2 2 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
6 8 10
Spring Semester
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 4
AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology 2 4 4
4 8 8

Employment Outlook

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Commercial and residential building construction is expected to drive employment growth, and job opportunities for HVACR technicians are expected to be good.


Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)