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Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

The goal of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology A.A.S. curriculum is to develop the skills needed for employment and certification in several areas. Students learn to evaluate the performance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems, to assess energy consumption, and to apply principles and methods of energy conservation. Graduates can seek employment with consulting engineering companies as engineering assistants capable of designing and laying out mechanical systems.

Students who have learned the fundamentals of residential comfort systems can earn a certificate in Residential Comfort Control or Residential Comfort Systems Installer. Upon completion of either program, students may choose to work with contractors to install and services HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) systems for residential and light commerical buildings. Students who earn a Stationery Engineer's License Preparation Certificate will develop skills to continue studies toward a Stationary Engineer's License.

For more information, contact Larry Penar, department chair, at 847.635.1955, or lpenar@oakton.edu.

Find out more about careers in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology.

Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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