Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Helper

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Helper

Workforce Skills Award

Man wearing a hat and working on an air conditioning appliance.

Program Overview

Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and total air quality residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings.

Air conditioning technicians install and service central air conditioning systems. When air conditioning equipment breaks down, technicians diagnose the problem and make repairs. To do this, they may test parts such as compressors, relays, and thermostats.

The Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Helper Workforce Skills Award (WSA) program prepares students for an entry level job in the air conditioning field.  Program consists of 3 Continuing Education courses; HART 1001, HART 1007, and HART 1010.

Course Offerings

Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters

Course schedule

Course Code Course Name
HART 1001 Basic Electricity for HVAC
HART 1007 Refrigeration Principles
HART 1010 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools

Receiving Academic Credit Hours

All courses in the Air Conditioning Applied Technology Workforce Skills Award (WSA) program have the option to be converted to credit hours using a Petition to Record Credit form and all courses lead into the Del Mar College Air Conditioning pathway including the Air Conditioning Applied Technology, Associate in Applied Science.

Admission requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED NOT required
  • Recommended minimum of 9th grade level math and reading knowledge

Program cost

Tuition - Total cost $1,539 ($515 per course)
Supplies - Estimated cost $450
Textbooks - Estimated cost $185 New/$135 Used

Academic Pathway

Architecture, Aviation, and Automotive
Architecture, Aviation, and Automotive Department
(361) 698-1767

Take the next step!

Upon completion, Del Mar College students can advance their skills by taking credit courses toward the following "stackable" credentials:

Register for Continuing Education courses here

Page last updated July 14, 2023.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-1328

3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411