Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ACR 111 : Principles of Refrigeration

This course emphasizes the fundamental principles for air conditioning and refrigeration. Instruction is provided in the theory and principles of refrigeration and heat transfer, HVAC/R system components, common, and specialty tools for HVAC/R, and application of the concepts of basic compression refrigeration. Upon completion, students should identify system components and understand their functions, identify and use common and specialty HVAC/R tools, and maintain components of a basic compression refrigeration system. Also taught as AUT 136.

hours

3

ACR 112 : HVACR Service Procedures

This course covers system performance checks and refrigerant cycle diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on the use of refrigerant recovery/recycle units, industry codes, refrigerant coils, and correct methods of charging and recovering refrigerants. Upon completion, students should be able to recover/recycle refrigerants and demonstrate safe, correct service procedures which comply with the no-venting laws.

hours

3

ACR 113 : Refrigeration Piping Practices

This course introduces students to the proper installation procedures of refrigerant piping and tubing for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. This course includes various methods of working with and joining tubing. Upon completion, students should comprehend related terminology, and be able to fabricate pipe, tubing, and pipe fittings.

hours

3

ACR 119 : Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems

This course provides instruction on general service and installation for common gas furnace system components. Upon completion, students will be able to install and service gas furnaces in a wide range of applications.

hours

3

ACR 120 : Fundamentals of Electric Heating Systems

This course covers the fundamentals of electric furnace systems. Emphasis is placed on components, general service procedures, and basic installation. Upon completion, students should be able to install and service electric furnaces, heat pumps, and solar and hydronics systems.

hours

3

ACR 121 : Principles of Electricity for HVACR

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge of electrical theory and circuitry as it pertains to air conditioning and refrigeration. This course emphasizes safety, definitions, symbols, laws, circuits, and electrical test instruments. Upon completion students should understand and be able to apply the basic principles of HVACR circuits and circuit components.

hours

3

ACR 122 : HVACR Electric Circuits

This course introduces the student to electrical circuits and diagrams. Electrical symbols and basic wiring diagrams are constructed in this course. Upon completion, student should understand standard wiring diagrams and symbols and be able to construct various types of electrical circuits.

hours

3

ACR 123 : HVAC/R Electrical Components

This course introduces students to electrical components and controls. Emphasis is placed of the operations on motors, relays, contactors, starters, and other HVAC electrical components. Upon completion, students should be able to install electrical components and determine their proper operation.

hours

3

ACR 125 : Fundamentals of Gas and Electrical Heating Systems

This course provides instruction on general service and installation for common gas and electrical heating systems. Emphasis is placed on components, general service procedures, and basic installation. Upon completion, students will be able to install and service gas and electrical heating systems in a wide range of applications. This course is a suitable substitution for ACR 119 and 120 if both courses are taken.

hours

6

ACR 126 : Commercial Heating Systems

This course covers the theory and application of larger heating systems. Emphasis is placed on larger heating systems associated with commercial applications such as gas heaters, boilers, unit heaters, and duct heaters. Upon completion, student should be able to troubleshoot and perform general maintenance on commercial heating systems.

hours

3

ACR 127 : HVACR Electric Motors

This course covers the basic maintenance of electric motors used in HVAC/R systems. Topics include types of motors, motor operations, motor installation, and troubleshooting motors. Upon completion students should be able to install and service HVAC/R electric motors.

hours

3

ACR 128 : Heat Load Calculations

This course focuses on heat flow into and out of building structures. Emphasis is placed on determining heat gain/heat loss of a given structure. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate heat load and determine HVAC equipment size requirements.

hours

3

ACR 130 : Computer Assisted HVAC Troubleshooting

This course focuses on troubleshooting procedures. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of test equipment and machine/electrical malfunctions. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair service problems in HVAC equipment.

hours

1

ACR 132 : Residential Air Conditioning

This course introduces students to residential air conditioning systems. Emphasis is placed on the operation, service, and repair of residential air conditioning systems. Upon completion, students will be able to service and repair residential air conditioning systems.

hours

3

ACR 133 : Domestic Refrigeration

This course covers domestic refrigerators and freezers. Emphasis is placed on installation, removal, and maintenance of components. Upon completion, students should be able to service and adjust domestic refrigeration units.

hours

3

ACR 134 : Ice Machines

This course introduces students to commercial ice machines. Emphasis is placed on components, electrical and mechanical operation sequences, control adjustment procedures, preventive maintenance, repairs, and installation procedures. Upon completion, student should be able to install, service and repair commercial ice machines.

hours

3

ACR 135 : Mechanical/Gas/Safety Codes

This course is to enhance the student's knowledge of the International Fuel Gas Code and International Mechanical Code as well as fire and job safety requirements. Emphasis is placed on code book content and compliance with installation requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to apply code requirements to all work.

hours

3

ACR 138 : Customer Relation in HVAC

This course covers the basic aspects of customer relations needed by the HVAC technician. Topics include employability skills associated with job performance, record keeping, service invoices, certification requirements, local ordinances, and business ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to get a job and keep it.

hours

3

ACR 141 : Environmental Systems

This course provides students with knowledge and skills of environmental chambers. Topics include theory of the refrigerant components and refrigerant circuits, programmable controllers, electrical pressure and calibration instruments and places emphasis on safety. Upon course completion, students should be able to apply environmentally-safe practices.

hours

4

ACR 144 : Basic Drawing and Blueprint Reading in HVAC

This course covers basic drawing and blueprint reading as applied to the HVAC industry. Emphasis is on three-view drawings, basic duct systems, and isometric piping. Upon course completion, students should be able to perform basic drawings related to HVAC systems and read pertinent blueprints.

hours

3

ACR 147 : Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Theory

This course is EPA-approved and covers material relating to the requirements necessary for type I, II, and III universal certifications. Upon completion, students should be prepared to take the EPA 608 certification examination.

hours

3

ACR 148 : Heat Pump Systems I

Instruction received in this course centers around the basic theory and application of heat pump systems and components. Upon completion students will be able to install and service heat pumps in a wide variety of applications.

hours

3

ACR 149 : Heat Pump Systems II

This is a continuation course of the basic theory and application of heat pump systems. Topics include the electrical components of heat pumps and their function. Upon completion student should be able to install and service heat pumps.

hours

3

ACR 150 : Basic Sheet Metal Processes

This course provides instruction in sheet metal hand processes. Topics include the use of bench tools and hand brake, with an emphasis on bending, shearing and notching. This course also includes the principles of layout and design.

hours

6

ACR 151 : Duct Design and Fabrication

This course provides instruction related to blueprints, layouts, and design ducts. Topics include all aspects of fabrication including straight duct, offsets and various other fittings needed to perform a certain task.

hours

6

ACR 152 : Heat Pump Systems

This course provides instruction on the operation and servicing of heat pump systems. Emphasis is placed on theory and application of refrigerants for heat pump systems and on basic service of components. Students should possess a strong foundation of electrical principles and theory. Upon completion students will be able to install and service heat pumps. NOTE: Information in this course is identical to ACR 148 and 149 and may be used as an alternative to those courses.

hours

6

ACR 182 : Special Topics in ACR II

This course provides students with opportunities to experience hands-on application of specialized instruction in various areas related to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

hours

3

ACR 183 : Special Topics in ACR

This course provides students with opportunities to experience hands-on application of specialized instruction in various areas related to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

hours

1

ACR 184 : Special Topics In ACR

This course provides students with opportunities to experience hands-on application of specialized instruction in various areas related to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

hours

1

ACR 185 : Special Topics in ACR

This course provides students with opportunities to experience hands-on application of specialized instruction in various areas related to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

hours

2

ACR 186 : Special Topics in ACR

This course provides students with opportunities to experience hands-on application of specialized instruction in various areas related to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

hours

2

ACR 192 : HVAC Apprenticeship/Internship

This course is designed to provide basic hands-on experiences in the work place. The student is provided with a training plan developed by the employer and instructor working together to guide the learning experience. Upon course completion, students should be able to work independently and apply related skills and knowledge. This course involves a minimum of 15 work hours weekly.

hours

3

ACR 193 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Air Conditioning/Refrigeration. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

1

ACR 194 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Air Conditioning/Refrigeration. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

2

ACR 195 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Air Conditioning/Refrigeration. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

3

ACR 200 : Review for Contractors Exam

This course prepares students to take the State Certification Examination. Emphasis is placed on all pertinent codes, piping procedures, duct design, load calculation, psychometrics, installation procedures, and air distribution. Upon completion, students should be prepared to take the contractors exam.

hours

3

ACR 202 : Special Refrigeration Systems

This course is designed to give the students the basic knowledge of a variety of commercial refrigeration systems. Topics include expandable refrigeration evaporator systems, combination spray and compressor system, open cycle ammonia, CO2 pellets, vortex tubes, reach in coolers, and soft serve ice cream machines. Upon completion, students should be able to perform general troubleshooting and maintenance on various commercial refrigeration systems.

hours

3

ACR 203 : Commercial Refrigeration

This course focuses on commercial refrigeration systems. Emphasis is placed on evaporators, condensers, compressors, expansion devices, special refrigeration components and application of refrigeration systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair commercial refrigeration systems.

hours

3

ACR 205 : System Sizing and Air Distribution

This course provides instruction in the load calculation of a structure and system sizing. Topics of instruction include heat loss, heat gain, equipment and air distribution sizing, and factors making acceptable indoor air quality. Upon course completion, students should be able to calculate system requirements.

hours

3

ACR 209 : Commercial Air Conditioning Systems

This course focuses on servicing and maintaining commercial and residential HVAC/R systems. Topics include system component installation and removal and service techniques. Upon completion, the student should be able to troubleshoot and perform general maintenance on commercial and residential HVAC/R systems.

hours

3

ACR 210 : Troubleshooting HVACR Systems

This course provides instruction in the use of various meters and gauges used in the HVACR industry. Emphasis is placed on general service procedures, system diagnosis, and corrective measure, methods of leak detection, and system evacuation, charging and performance checks. Upon completion students should be able to perform basic troubleshooting of HVAC/R.

hours

3