Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Certificate)

Purpose

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is designed to provide the job skills necessary for employment a beginning electrician or as a HVAC service technician. Special emphasis is placed upon the installation and repairing of residential and commercial air conditioning units. The program is offered during the day and on a part time basis in the evening.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Follow safe working practice. 
  • Apply the principles and strategies used for the installation of air condition systems, heat pump systems, electric furnace, fossil fuel furnace, and system controls. 
  • Apply the principles and strategies used to troubleshoot and service air condition systems, heat pump systems, electric furnaces, fossil fuel furnace, and system controls. 
  • Recognize components and design principles used in air distribution systems.
  • Use mathematical skills to solve problems in electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems. 
  • Apply troubleshooting skills to diagnose and repair the following: air distribution, heating systems, cooling systems, and system controls. 
  • Use tools and equipment required for repairing, testing, and installation of air conditioning systems, refrigeration systems, heat pump systems, electric furnace, fossil fuel furnace, and system controls. 
  • Perform basic business, employability and customer service skills as related to the HVA/C-R industry.
  • Handle refrigerant by completing EPA Section 608 Type II Technician Certification.

Program Requirements 

Students should have English and Mathematics skills assessed. Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses.

Employment Opportunities

The certificate in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is designed to prepare graduates for occupations such as Air Conditioning Service & Installation technicians or beginning electricians.

 

 

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