About the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Program

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

The catalog provides detailed information about the courses required for:

Related Programs

Check out other programs in Construction and Technical/Mechanical.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Developing Skills for Success

State-of-the-art labs contain electrical heaters, gas heaters and heat pumps, as well as air conditioners, with efficiency ratings ranging from the lowest to the highest for maximum experience. Major brand names include Ruud, Trane/American Standard, Carrier, Lennox and Coleman. We also include training in servicing solar- and thermal-powered heat pumps.

Cooperative work experience can help qualified students combine college credit with experience in their chosen field. All students earning an associate degree must take the Industry Competency Exam.

Cedar Valley and Eastfield colleges are members of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, the largest air-conditioning organization in the U.S. This membership gives students access to contractors in the North Texas region and provides an opportunity for direct contact with successful businesses in our area.

Faculty Profiles

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology instructors have not only relevant technical training but also real-world experience in the HVACR industry, so they can relate to the challenges you’ll face at work. Instructors work closely with you, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and in your career. See profiles of some of our Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology faculty.

Transfer Information

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program is designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

Links to Additional Information

Get more information about the HVACR industry via these links to industry associations, related regulatory and licensing agencies and more.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program that aren’t answered on this website, please feel free to contact us.