Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology - Associate in Science
San José City College offers two certificates and an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology. This program is designed to develop the appreciation, knowledge, and skills essential for employment in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Instruction includes both theory and practical work with refrigeration and air conditioning machinery, electrical equipment, and related mathematics. A grade of “C” or better is required in each course in the major and approved major electives for each certificate and degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Recognize the components that constitute Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems. Perform Maintenance and Repair on complex Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems.
- Competence in analyzing, maintaining, servicing and commissioning Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems. Problem-solve and troubleshoot complex Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems using analytical and methodical practices.
- Ability to interpret and process Wiring Diagrams and Pipe Diagrams. Demonstrate proficiency in writing service reports in both hard and soft copy.
- Competence and skill in maintaining energy efficient Air Conditioning and Refrigeration equipment. Recognize and be capable of implementing modern technologies so as to maintain proper and efficient functionality of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems
- Demonstrate the ability to work as an individual and in groups of all social and economic backgrounds. Demonstrate awareness of Global Warming, Green House Gases Effect and Ozone Depletion as related to use of common Refrigerants.
- Demonstrate honesty and integrity when dealing with customers and employers. Exercise professional courtesy in the workplace.
- Recognize proper attire and etiquettes expected of Professional Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technicians and Engineers. Perform Mechanical and Electrical installations of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems that are both safe and aesthetically pleasing.
|AIRC 121||Air Conditioning Principles||4|
|AIRC 122||Refrigeration Principles||4|
|AIRC 131||Intermediate Air Conditioning||4.5|
|AIRC 132||Refrigeration Service||4.5|
|AIRC 133||Refrigerant Recovery Certification Preparation||2|
|AIRC 141||Hydronics and Air Distribution||3|
|AIRC 142||Air Conditioning Control Systems||4|
|FMT 100||Introduction to Facilities Maintenance||3.5|
|Select one of the following:||2-2.5|
|Sheet Metal Principles|
|Introduction to Industrial Electronics and Controls|
|Management of People in Technical and Building Services Industries|
|Approved Major Electives (as needed to reach 30)|
A.S. Degree Requirements
|Approved Major Electives||5|
|General Education Requirements||24|
Approved Major Electives
|AIRC 138||Work Experience||1-8|
|CIS 041||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||3|
|CNSTR 102A||Residential Plumbing Systems||3|
|CNSTR 102B||Residential/Commercial Wiring||3|
|FMT 104||Electrical Concepts for Facilities Maintenance Technicians||2.5|
|FMT 120||Low and High Pressure Boilers||3|
|FMT 122||Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers||4|
|FMT 123||Intermediate Programmable Logic Controllers||4|