Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Award: Diploma

Length: A full-time student may complete this program in two years.

Purpose: The Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Diploma program is designed to prepare you for employment as an air conditioning and refrigeration technician upon completion of the program.

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible

Employment Opportunities:

  • Air Conditioning/Heating Technician
  • Sales Engineer
  • Installation and Service
  • Sales and Design Engineer

Air Conditioning

Admission Requirements: Entry into this curriculum may be attained by meeting the general admission requirements established for the College. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program. Program Description: The Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program is designed to provide both the practical experience and technical knowledge required for competence as a technician in the air conditioning industry. Laboratory experience, field trips and specialized seminars give you the skill and know-how you need in order to plan, install and service air conditioning equipment. The program contains general education courses to assist you in social and business communications and to prepare you to meet the obligations of a citizen in the American democratic society.

Program Requirements: To receive a Diploma in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, you must complete a minimum of 96 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The credits are distributed according to the following outline. This outline represents a typical order of courses taken by full-time day students. Part-time students may take courses in any desired order, except for hyphenated courses or others requiring prerequisites.

      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
AIR 117   Metal Layout I 1 6 3
AIR 134   Circuits & Controls I 2 3 3
AIR 154   Heating Systems I 2 2 3
AIR 161   Heating, Air Cond. & Refrigeration
Calculations I or approved
substitute
3 0 3
AIR 121   Refrigeration I 2 2 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     11 13 16

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
AIR 118   Metal Layout II 1 4 3
AIR 135   Circuits & Controls II 2 3 3
AIR 155   Heating Systems II 2 2 3
AIR 122   Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 2 2 3
ENG 131   Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3
           
Total     10 11 15

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
AIR 136   Circuits & Controls III 2 3 3
AIR 273   Air Conditioning & Refrigeration III 2 3 3
AIR 165   Air Conditioning Systems I 2 3 3
AIR 254   Air Conditioning Systems IV 2 3 3
           
Total     8 12 12

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth Semester      
AIR 137   Air Conditioning Electronics Survey 1 3 2
AIR 167   Air Conditioning Systems III 3 3 4
AIR 231   Circuits & Controls IV 4 3 4
ECO 100   Elementary Economics 3 0 3
ITE 116   Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2
Total     12 9 15

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fifth Semester      
AIR 156   Heating Systems III 2 2 3
AIR 195   EPA Certification 1 0 1
AIR 232   Circuits and Controls V 2 3 3
AIR 255   Air Cond. Systems V 2 3 3
AIR 295   Green Technology 1 2 2
HUM 165   Controversial Issues 3 0 3
Total     11 10 15

Total Minimum Credits for a Diploma in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: 73

Note: SDV 100 - College Success Skills is required for graduation and should be taken during the first semester the student is enrolled in the curriculum.

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Program Outcomes

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program Outcomes Upon completion of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mathematical skills to solve problems in electrical, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
  2. Apply troubleshooting skills to diagnose and repair the following: air flow, electrical, heating systems, and Refrigeration Systems.
  3. Apply theories and knowledge learned to design and fabricate projects dealing with HVAC.
  4. Sit for the EPA Certification