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

 

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. & Refrig.
Calculations I or approved
substitute
3 0 3
AIR 165   Air Conditioning Sys. I 2 3 3
ITE 116   Survey of Computer Software
Applications
2 0 2
Total     12 14 17

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
AIR 118   Metal Layout II or Approved Substitute 1 6 3
AIR 135   Circuits & Controls II 2 3 3
AIR 155 Heating Systems II 2 2 3
AIR 162   Heating, Air Cond. & Refrig.
Calculations II or approved
substitute
3 0 3
AIR 166 A/C Systems II 2 3 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3
           
Total     13 14 18

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Summer Term I      
AIR 136   Circuits & Controls III 2 3 3
AIR 156   Heating Systems III 2 2 3
MKT 170 Customer Service 1 0 1
HUM 165   Controversial Issues 3 0 3
PHY 130   Survey of Applied Physics
(or approved elective)
2 2 3
Total     10 7 13

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
AIR 167   Air Cond. Systems III 3 3 4
AIR 181   Planning & Estimating I 1 3 2
AIR 231   Circuits & Controls IV 4 3 5
AIR 271   Refrigeration I 4 6 6
Total     12 15 17

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Forth Semester      
AIR 137   Air Cond. Electronic Survey or approved substitute 1 3 2
AIR 182 Planning &Estimating II 1 3 2
AIR 232   Circuits and Controls V 2 3 3
AIR 254 Air Cond. Systems IV 2 3 3
AIR 272   Refrigeration II 3 6 5
ENG 115   Technical Writing
or approved substitute
3 0 3
Total     12 18 18

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Summer Term II      
AIR 233   Circuits and Controls VII 2 3 3
AIR 255   Air Cond. Systems VI 2 3 3
AIR 273 Refrigeration III 2 3 3
AIR 195   Refrigerant Certification 1 0 1
ECO 100 Elementary Economics or
approved substitute
3 0 3
Total     10 9 13

Total Minimum Credits for a Diploma in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration......................................................................96

 

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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