Learning Outcomes

The goal of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum is to develop the skills needed for employment and certification in several areas. Graduates who have learned to evaluate the performance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems, to assess energy consumption, and to learn principles and methods of energy conservation, 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 are able to install and service the most common residential heating and cooling systems. Students who earn a Stationary Engineers License Preparation Certificate will develop skills to continue studies toward a Stationery Engineer's License.

Residential Comfort Control Certificate

This certificate prepares students to install, evaluate performance, and do required services. Graduates can do energy analysis for residential heating and air conditioning equipment. Upon completion students can seek employment with HVAC contractors or in maintenance department of a larger facility

Learning Objectives

  • Calculate heating and cooling loads and size components of residential comfort control systems using ACCA manual.
  • Install system as required by codes of warm air heating, hot water boiler and air conditioning and do start up.
  • Install gas lines, refrigeration lines, and basic wiring needed to install new systems.
  • Locate wiring diagrams and interpret the operating sequence of the system.
  • Do repairs for malfunction.

Residential Comfort Control Installer’s Certificate

This certificate prepares students to install, evaluate performance, and do required services. Graduates can do energy analysis for residential heating and air conditioning equipment. Upon completion students can seek employment with HVAC contractors or in maintenance department of a larger facility

Learning Objectives

  • Support existing ducts, turn off gas line and electricity, remove old furnace safely and carry it out from the house.
  • Identify the needs for new installation.
  • Install system as required by codes of warm air heating, hot water boiler and air conditioning.
  • Install gas lines, refrigeration lines, and basic wiring needed to install new systems.

Stationary Engineer License Preparation Certificate

Student will learn how low pressure and high pressure steam boilers work and the procedures for proper boiler operation. They will also learn feed water and water treatment. Student having field experience required for taking the stationary Engineers’ License can take the exam and become certified stationary engineer.

Learning Objectives

  • Install system as required by codes of warm air heating, hot water boiler and air conditioning.
  • Locate wiring diagrams and interpret the operating sequence of the system.
  • Calculate heating and cooling loads and size components of residential comfort control systems using ACCA manual.