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We offer 469 courses at Northwest Technical College. Select a subject below to get a listing of the courses in that subject. Click on a course to see the description and detailed information about the course. To see when these classes are available to take, please see the Current Class Schedule.

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PLHE 2031

Fundamentals of Air Conditioning, Heat Pump and Refrigeration

Credits: 2

Description: This course is designed to give the learner a basic understanding of air conditioning principals. The course begins with the history of refrigeration and progresses to the theory of heat, cooling and heat transfer. The course will also explore the many uses of refrigeration (including heating and cooling) from residential to commercial/industrial applications. Prerequisite(s): None

Credit Breakdown: 2/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.


  1. History of Refrigeration
  2. Theory of Heat/Cooling
  3. Refrigerant Evacuation and handling
  4. Air Conditioning Basics
  5. Heat Pumps

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2013-08-28
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