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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration: Curriculum

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Research Guide

Availability

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is available on the following campuses: 

  • Hammond Area Campus.

Program

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program

Division of Technical Studies

Program Mission: The mission of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level air conditioning and refrigeration technician.

Academic Dean: Dewayne Lambert, MA

Exit Points: Technical Competency Area (TCA), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS in Technical Studies).

Program Length: 2 years.

Special Comments: All courses in the Technical Diploma/Certificate of Technical Studies/Technical Competency Area exit points must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Only one grade of “D” or higher is acceptable in the general education core.

Programmatic Grade Point Average: Program requirements must be completed with a programmatic grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate refrigerant pressure and temperatures in an air conditioning system.
  2. Use a schematic to troubleshoot an electrical system.
  3. Measure the performance of a residential air conditioning system.
  4. Troubleshoot a residential heating system.
  5. Adjust a commercial air conditioning unit.

Spring 2017 Schedule

Spring 2017 Class Schedule Hammond Campus

Monday - Wednesday

  • Residential Heating I  8:00 - 9:30
  • Residential Heating II 9:40 - 11:10
  • Lunch 11:10 - 11:40
  • Comercial A/C I 11:40 - 3:10

Thursday - Friday

  • Electrical Fundamentals 8:00 - 10:20
  • Electrical Motors 10:30 - 12:40
  • Lunch 12:40 - 1:10
  • Electrical Components 1:10 - 3:20

Curriculum

HVAC Curriculum

Developmental

  • DVEN 0091 - Intermediate Composition I
  • DVMA 0091 - Intermediate Algebra I

Required Courses

  • HACR 1150 - HVAC Introduction
  • HACR 1160 - Principles of Refrigeration I
  • HACR 1170 - Principles of Refrigeration II

TCA Helper I (CIP 470201)

  • HACR 1180 - Principles of Refrigeration III
  • HACR 1210 - Electrical Fundamentals
  • HACR 1220 - Electrical Components
  • HACR 1230 - Electric Motors
  • HACR 1240 - Applied Electricity and Troubleshooting

CTS Residential (CIP 470201)

  • ​HACR 1410 - Domestic Refrigeration
  • HACR 1420 - Room Air Conditioners
  • HACR 2510 - Residential Central Air Conditioning I
  • HACR 2520 - Residential Central Air Conditioning II
  • HACR 2530 - Residential System Design
  • HACR 2540 - Residential Heating I
  • HACR 2550 - Residential Heating II
  • HACR 2560 - Residential Heat Pumps
  • JOBS 2450 - Job Seeking Skills

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