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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

 

Email:  Jeff Sweatmon, Instructor

205.929.3470

 

  Air Conditioning Degree

 Air Conditioning Certificate

  Air Conditioning Short Certificate

 

 

 

AIR CONDITIONING/

REFRIGERATION (ACR)

MISSION: The mission of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is to prepare students to successfully install service and troubleshoot HVACR systems. As HVACR technicians, graduates will be skilled in both commercial and residential service.

 

The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration programs instructional process begins with the fundamentals of refrigeration and electricity. Once these courses are mastered, students will take advanced courses in a sequence that fits their individual interest. Each course offers specific skills needed by technicians on the job. Students receive assignments and job sheets through each phase of study and all hands-on learning occurs on industry standard equipment.

 

This program consists of one short-certificate, one certificate and an A.O.T. degree option.

AIR CONDITIONING/REFRIGERATION

Short Certificate 23 Credit Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills

Preparation are required during the first semester of

attendance for all students entering this program.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

PSY

100 Orientation

1

WKO 107

Workplace Skills Preparation

1

ACR

111 Principles of Refrigeration

3

ACR 121

Principles of Electricity for HVACR

3

Select 15 credit hours from the following courses:

ACR 112

HVACR Service Procedures

3

ACR 113

Refrigeration Piping Practices

3

ACR 119

Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems

3

ACR 122

HVACR Electric Circuits

3

ACR 123

HVACR Electrical Components

3

ACR 130

Computer Assisted HVAC Troubleshooting

1

ACR 132

Residential Air Conditioning

3

ACR 134

Ice Machines

3

ACR 135

Mechanical/Gas/Safety Codes

3

ACR 144

Basic Drawing/Blueprint Reading HVAC

3

ACR 147

Refrig. Transition/Recovery Theory

3

ACR 148

Heat Pump Systems I

3

ACR 181

Special Topics: ACR I

3

ACR 182

Special Topics: ACR II

3

ACR 192

HVAC Apprenticeship/Internship

3

ACR 203

Commercial Refrigeration

3

ACR 205

System Sizing and Air Distribution

3

ACR 210

Troubleshooting HVACR Systems

3

 

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AIR CONDITIONING/REFRIGERATION

Certificate 52 Credit Hours

 

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

General Studies Courses

12

Composition

3

COM 100

Career Technical English Computers

 

Computers

3

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications*

 

Mathematics

3

MAH 101

Introductory Technical Math I

 

Communications

3

Select one of the following courses:

SPC 103

Career Technical Speaking

 

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Public Speaking*

 

*Approved for the A.O.T. degree

Pre-Professional Courses

3

PSY

100 Orientation

1

WKO 107

Workplace Skills Preparation

1

BSS 220

Professional Transition

1

Major Courses

37

ACR 111

Principles of Refrigeration

3

ACR 112

HVACR Service Procedures

3

ACR 113

Refrigeration Piping Practices

3

ACR 119

Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems

3

ACR 121

Principles of Electricity for HVACR

3

ACR 123

HVACR Electrical Components

3

ACR 130

Computer Assisted HVAC Troubleshooting

1

ACR 132

Residential Air Conditioning

3

ACR 148

Heat Pump Systems I

3

Select 12 credit hours from the following courses:

ACR 122

HVACR Electric Circuits

3

ACR 134

Ice Machines

3

ACR 135

Mechanical/Gas/Safety Codes

3

ACR 144

Basic Drawing/Blueprint Reading

3

ACR 147

Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Theory

3

ACR 181

 Air Conditioning/Refrigeration I

3

ACR 182

Air Conditioning/Refrigeration II

3

 ACR 192

HVAC Apprenticeship/Internship

3

ACR 203

Commercial Refrigeration

3

ACR 205

System Sizing and Air Distribution

3

ACR 210

Troubleshooting HVACR Systems

3

Optional Industry Related Course:

ACR 200

Review for Contractors Exam

3

 

 

 


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AIR CONDITIONING/REFRIGERATION

Associate in Occupational Technologies Degree

75 Credit Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program. The A.O.T.

degree requires a high school diploma or its equivalent.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

Major: Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (ACR) Certificate

Minor: Industrial Electronics (ILT)

General Studies Courses

26

RDG 114

Critical Reading for College

2

Area I Written Composition

3

ENG 101

English Composition I

 

Area II Humanities & Fine Arts

6

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

 

Humanities and Fine Arts Course

Area III Natural Science & Mathematics

12

Two 1-hour PED activity courses

2

Natural Science Course

4

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications

3

MTH 100

Intermediate College Algebra

3

Area IV History, Social, & Behavioral Sciences

3

History, Social, or Behavioral Science Course

Area V Minor/Elective Courses

12

Select 12 credit hours from the following courses:

EET 100

Intro to Engineering Technologies

3

ETC 101

DC Fundamentals

3

ETC 102

AC Fundamentals

3

ETC 107

Electrical Blueprint Reading

3

ETC 108

Motor Controls I

3

ETC 120

Concepts of Solid State

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