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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.

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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