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Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities program is designed to provide training in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems, electricity, electronic controls and instrumentation, hydronics, electro-mechanical devices, and general repair. Students will have an opportunity to learn skills necessary to assess and solve problems quickly, based upon an understanding of regulatory guidelines. The program provides students an opportunity to develop written and verbal communication skills through general education courses.

Details

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3211
Total Credits Required
68.5-79.5
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective term
Fall 2022
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in daily workplace practices.
  2. Demonstrate proficient use of tools and equipment in the installation and repair of system components for HVAC/R.
  3. Perform HVAC/R electrical and mechanical installations, applying theoretical knowledge and information obtained from multiple sources.
  4. Perform predictive and preventative maintenance according to manufacturer specifications and standards.
  5. Diagnose system faults in commercial HVAC/R equipment.
  6. Apply logical reasoning to troubleshoot commercial HVAC/R systems.
  7. Evaluate technical documents to perform a task on commercial HVACR equipment.
  8. Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication with culturally diverse audiences in the HVAC/R environment.
  9. Work within a cross-disciplinary team structure, effectively identifying industry roles and contributions, managing conflict, and participating in problem solving.
  10. Demonstrate work quality in a timely manner.
  11. Demonstrate professionalism with conduct, ethics, and workplace practices.
  12. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC/HVA101 Refrigeration Applications and Components I Critical course Gateway course 3
HVA102 HVAC for Residential Systems II 5
CON271 or
OSH105AA or
OSH106AC
Construction Safety or Construction Safety or Industrial Safety Critical course OR Proof of OSHA 30 hour card 0–3
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HVA104 EPA Section 608 Technician Preparation and Certification 0.5
CON/HVA131 Electrical Systems 3.5
HVA120 HVAC Installation 4
HVA130 HVAC Troubleshooting 4
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area. MA 3–6

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON235 or
(ELC/FAC115 and
ELC/FAC115LL)
Motors: Theory and Application or (Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams and Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams Lab) 4
FAC186 Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
FAC/HVA210 Facilities Air Conditioning Systems 3
FAC/HVA231 Codes 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC220 Controls and Instrumentation 3
FAC235 Commercial Air and Water Test and Balance 3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences SB 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
(CHM130 and
CHM130LL)
or
PHY101
(Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory) or Introduction to Physics SQ 4

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON271 or
OSH105AA or
OSH106AC
Construction Safety or Construction Safety or Industrial Safety Critical course OR Proof of OSHA 30 hour card 0–3
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC/HVA101 Refrigeration Applications and Components I Critical course Gateway course 3
HVA104 EPA Section 608 Technician Preparation and Certification 0.5
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HVA102 HVAC for Residential Systems II 5
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area. MA 3–6

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON/HVA131 Electrical Systems 3.5
HVA120 HVAC Installation 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HVA130 HVAC Troubleshooting 4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON235 or
(ELC/FAC115 and
ELC/FAC115LL)
Motors: Theory and Application or (Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams and Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams Lab) 4
FAC/HVA210 Facilities Air Conditioning Systems 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC186 Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
FAC220 Controls and Instrumentation 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FAC/HVA231 Codes 3
FAC235 Commercial Air and Water Test and Balance 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences SB 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(CHM130 and
CHM130LL)
or
PHY101
(Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory) or Introduction to Physics SQ 4
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm13?id=176784).


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Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.

Previous catalog years for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities