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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 in emergency situations, based upon an understanding of regulatory guidelines. The program provides students an opportunity to develop written and verbal communication skills through general education courses.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Academic Plan: 
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities (DEG)

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

In Required Courses area, the options for OSH105AA, OSH106AC or Proof of OSHA 30-hour card must be the in-person format.
Completion of District Placement Exam in Mathematics is required before the start of the Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
FAC/HVA101Refrigeration Applications and Components I3
FAC/HVA101LLRefrigeration Applications and Components I Lab1
ELC/FAC/HVA105Electricity for Industry3
ELC/FAC/HVA105LLElectricity for Industry Lab1
ELC/FAC115Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams3
ELC/FAC115LLMotors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams Lab1
FAC186Electro-Mechanical Devices3
FAC/HVA210Facilities Air Conditioning Systems3
FAC/HVA210LLFacilities Air Conditioning Systems Lab1
FAC220Controls and Instrumentation3
FAC220LLControls and Instrumentation Lab1
FAC235Commercial Air and Water Test and Balance3
FAC235LLCommercial Air and Water Test and Balance Lab1
HVA103Refrigeration Applications and Components II3
HVA103LLRefrigeration Applications and Components II Lab1
HVA104EPA Section 608 Technician Preparation and Certification (0.5) OR
Proof of EPA Certification 0-0.5
HVA112Heating and Air Conditioning3
HVA112LLHeating and Air Conditioning Lab1
HVA143Load Calculation and Duct Design3
OSH105AAConstruction Safety (3) OR
OSH106ACIndustrial Safety (3) OR
Proof of OSHA 30 hour card (0)0-3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT112Mathematical Concepts and Applications (3) OR
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Equivalent or higher level mathematics course3-5
For students intending to transfer to the university, MAT120, MAT121, or MAT122 is recommended.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
CHM130Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
CHM130LLFundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY111General Physics I (4)4
  • Demonstrate computer skills. (BPC110)
  • Analyze system design and operation of a refrigeration system. (FAC/HVA101, FAC/HVA101LL, HVA103, HVA103LL, HVA104)
  • Evaluate electronic devices specific to facilities maintenance. (ELC/FAC/HVA105, ELC/FAC/HVA105LL)
  • Analyze system design and operation of an air conditioning system. (ELC/FAC/HVA105, ELC/FAC/HVA105LL, HVA112, HVA112LL, FAC/HVA210, FAC220, FAC220LL)
  • Analyze electrical wiring design and operational malfunctions. (ELC/FAC115, ELC/FAC115LL)
  • Interpret wiring diagrams and analyze motor control electrical problems. (ELC/FAC115, ELC/FAC115LL)
  • Analyze specific electro-mechanical devices. (FAC186)
  • Analyze system design and operation of a hydronic heating and cooling system. (FAC/HVA210, FAC/HVA210LL)
  • Analyze system design and operation of a specific control system for a facility. (FAC220, FAC220LL)
  • Describe the typical instrumentation equipment employed in a facilities system. (FAC220, FAC220LL)
  • Interpret the articles of building mechanical, electrical and fire codes. (FAC/HVA231)
  • Explain the impact of plumbing, mechanical, building, and electrical codes as it relates to job functions in the industrial field. (FAC/HVA231)
  • Evaluate selected heating and cooling systems to determine proper air and water flow. (FAC235, FAC235LL)
  • Calculate heating and cooling loads based on the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). (HVA143)
  • Calculate duct sizes based on ASHRAE heating and cooling load calculations. (HVA143)
  • Evaluate specific industrial safety or construction safety issues. (OSH105AA, OSH106AA )

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