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CIP Code - 470201

Mission

The mission of the Technical Diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration service repair industry.

Program Description

The Technical Diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration provides specialized training which prepares individuals to install, diagnose, repair, and maintain the operating condition of domestic, residential, and commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Technical Diploma (TD) in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: Residential AC & Refrigeration Technician
 Technical Diploma (TD) in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: Commercial Refrigeration Technician
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: Helper II
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: HACR Energy Systems Technician
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: Domestic A/C & Refrigeration Tech
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: Helper I
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: Solar Systems Installer

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical principles needed to install and troubleshoot HVAC equipment.
Demonstrate knowledge of the proper refrigerant handling techniques.
Explain the principles of the refrigeration process.
Diagram, install, and troubleshoot electrical devices and circuits as applied in the HVAC industry.
Install and troubleshoot domestic air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Demonstrate knowledge of how to design, troubleshoot, and install residential air conditioning, gas heat, electric heat, heat pumps systems according to industry standards and practices.
Demonstrate an understanding of industry safety procedures.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

 

Course Course Title Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Tot Cr Hrs Clock Hrs
HACR1150 HVAC INTRODUCTION 1 2 3 90
HACR1160 PRINCIPLES OF REFRIGERATION I 1 2 3 90
HACR1170 PRINCIPLES OF REFRIGERATION II 1 2 3 90
HACR1180 PRINCIPLES OF REFRIGERATION III 1 2 3 90
TCA - Helper I 12 360
HACR1210 ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS 1 2 3 90
HACR1220 ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 1 2 3 90
HACR1230 ELECTRIC MOTORS 1 2 3 90
HACR1240 APPLIED ELECTRICITY AND TROUBLESHOOTING 1 2 3 90
CTS - Helper II 24 720
HACR1410 DOMESTIC REFRIGERATION 1 1 2 60
HACR1420 ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS 1 1 2 60
CTS - Domestic A/C & Refrigeration Technician 28 840
HACR2510 RESIDENTIAL CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING I 1 2 3 90
HACR2520 RESIDENTIAL CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING II 1 1 2 75
HACR2530 RESIDENTIAL SYSTEM DESIGN 1 1 2 60
HACR2540 RESIDENTIAL HEATING I 1 2 3 105
HACR2550 RESIDENTIAL HEATING II 1 2 3 90
HACR2560 RESIDENTIAL HEAT PUMPS 1 1 2 60
JOBS2450 JOB SEEKING SKILLS 2 0 2 30
Successful completion of TCA Helper I, CTS Helper II, & CTS Domestic A/C Refrigeration Tech
In addition, successful completion of above seven courses
TD - Residential A/C & Refrigeration Technician 45 1350
Additional Exit Point:
HACR2510 RESIDENTIAL CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING I 1 2 3 90
SOLR1000 SOLAR FUNDAMENTALS 3 0 3 45
SOLR1030 SOLAR THERMAL APPLICATIONS 1 2 3 75
Successful completion of CTS-Helper II plus above 3 courses.
CTS--HACR Energy Systems Technician 33 930
HACR2910 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION I 2 4 6 210
HACR2920 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION CONTROLS 3 4 7 210
HACR2930 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION II 2 4 6 180
Successful Completion of TCA Helper I, CTS Helper II, JOBS2450, and the above three courses.
TD - Commercial Refrigeration Technician 45 1350
Optional Electives:
CPTR1000 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 1 1 2 45
CSRV1000 CUSTOMER SERVICE 3 0 3 45
CSRV2000 CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES 3 0 3 45
ENTP1000 FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3 0 3 45
SOLR1000 SOLAR FUNDAMENTALS 3 0 3 45
SOLR1010 PV SOLAR APPLICATIONS 1 2 3 75
SOLR1020 INDUSTRIAL SOLAR APPLICATIONS 1 2 3 75
SOLR1030 SOLAR THERMAL APPLICATIONS 1 2 3 75
With approval from the Chief Academic Officer/designee, the following courses may be substituted for any of the above course requirements.
SPPR2991 SPECIAL PROJECTS I 0 1 1 30
SPPR2993 SPECIAL PROJECTS II 0 2 2 60
SPPR2995 SPECIAL PROJECTS III 0 3 3 90
SPPR2996 SPECIAL PROJECTS IV 3 0 3 45
SPPR2998 SPECIAL PROJECTS V 1 0 1 15
SPPR2997 PRACTICUM 0 3 3 135
SPPR2999 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0 3 3 135
Additional TCA Exit Point:
SOLR1000 SOLAR FUNDAMENTALS 3 0 3 45
SOLR1010 PV SOLAR APPLICATIONS 1 2 3 75
SOLR1020 INDUSTRIAL SOLAR APPLICATIONS 1 2 3 75
SOLR1030 SOLAR THERMAL APPLICATIONS 1 2 3 75
TCA--Solar Systems Installer 12 270


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