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Air Conditioning Instructor:
Doug Barnard (ext. 8540) -  
doug.barnard@fresnocitycollege.edu

Counselor:
Julie Lynes (ext. 8714) - julie.lynes@fresnocitycollege.edu

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Air Conditioning Major (F.8030.AS)
The Air Conditioning program provides training in troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and installation of heating and cooling systems. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental and advanced skills in both classroom and lab activities. Students train on residential and commercial systems similar to those found in the workplace. Activities include troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems, operation of motors and controls, silver brazing and soldering, recovery, evacuation, and charging of refrigerant systems. Training on gas fired furnaces, resistance heaters, and heat pumps will prepare the student for year-round employment.

Upon successful completion of the program, students may take the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute's (ARI) Industry Competency Examination (ICE) and may earn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved certification under provisions of the Federal Clean Air Act, Section 608.

ARI Industry Competency Exams are offered in the following areas:
Residential air conditioning and heating
Commercial refrigeration
Light commercial air conditioning and heating


ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

FIRST YEAR

First Semester   Units
AC 50 Principles of Mechanical Refrigeration (Fall Only) 3
AC 51 Electrical Systems (Fall Only) 7
AC 53 Measurements and Diagnosis (Fall Only) 7
 

Total

17

Second Semester    Units
AC 52 Heating Systems (Spring Only) 7
AC 54 Commercial Systems (Spring Only) 7
AC 55 Technician Testing & Certification (Spring Only) 1
AT 10 Technical Computer Applications 3
 

Total

18



SECOND YEAR

First Semester   Units
AC 57 System Configuration & Control (Fall Only) 2
AT 21 Occupational Safety & Health 2


AC 56 Duct Systems (Spring Only) 3
WELD 1 Exploring Welding/Metals 3
 

Total

13

 
Second Semester   Units
AT 40 Preparing for Employment Opportunities 3
AT 120 Industrial Science 3
EST 55A Digital Concepts 3
EST 55B Digital Applications (Spring Only) 3
 

Total

12

Note: Students qualify for the certificate of achievement upon completion of the major requirements listed above. In addition, those completing the associate degree requirements of the catalog, upon application, will be awarded the associate in science degree.

AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW – MAJOR # 8033
This curriculum provides training in the principles of mechanical refrigeration, residential and commercial system configurations, electrical fundamentals, motors and controls, heating systems, and troubleshooting procedures.
 
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Class   Units
AC 60A Fund of Refrigeration 3
AC 260B Electricity for Air Conditioning 3
AC 260C Residential Heating 3
AC 260D Troubleshooting Procedures 3
AT 10 Technical Computer Applications 2
 

Total

 14


COMMERCIAL AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, AND DUCT SYSTEMS – MAJOR #8031
This curriculum provides training in three-phase power, motors, refrigerant flow controls typically used in commercial applications, National Electrical Code requirements related to the HVAC/R industry, heating systems (gas, electric, and heat pumps), and the design and installation of residential duct
systems. Successful completion of the program includes industry recognized licensing/certifications.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Class   Units
AC 52 Heating Systems 7
AC 54 Commercial Systems 7
AC 56 Duct Systems 3
 

Total

17


DIGITAL AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS – MAJOR # 8034
This curriculum provides training in the use of direct digital controls in commercial HVAC applications, examines various system configurations, control strategies, and introduces total building automation.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Class   Units
AC 57 System Configuration & Control 2
AC 250 Digital Unitary Controls 2
AC 251 Digital VAV Controls 1
AC 252 DDC Vetwork Controllers 2
AT 10 Technical Computer Applications 2
EST 55A Digital Concepts 3
EST 55B Digital Applications 3
 

Total

15

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS – MAJOR # 8032
This curriculum provides training in the principles of mechanical refrigeration, electrical fundamentals, single-phase motors and controls, reading wiring diagrams, airflow measurement, and the use of psychometrics as a diagnostic tool.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Class   Units
AC 50 Principles of Mechanical Refrigeration 3
AC 51 Electrical Systems 7
AC 53 Measurements and Diagnosis 7
 

Total

17


Last updated: 8/20/2015 3:23:47 PM