Air Conditioning Cooling Certificate

Air conditioning/heating
Program Code: C35100L3

Air Conditioning Cooling Certificate

The Cooling Certificate program teaches the students concepts and skills needed to install and service various types of domestic cooling systems. The material for the EPA’s CFC certification(s) will be covered, and the exam will be given during the program.

 

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: AHR

Courses in this program

Course Code Course Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces the basic refrigeration process used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Topics include terminology, safety, and identification and function of components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration systems. Emphasis will be placed on how refrigeration theory, principles, and practice are used in the refrigeration cooling trades.

This course covers the installation procedures, system operations, and maintenance of residential and light commercial comfort cooling systems. Topics include terminology, component operation, and testing and repair of equipment used to control and produce assured comfort levels. Upon completion, students should be able to use psychometrics, manufacturer specifications, and test instruments to determine proper system operation.

This course covers the principles of air source and water source heat pumps. Emphasis is placed on safety, modes of operation, defrost systems, refrigerant charging, and system performance. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and analyze system performance and perform routine service procedures.

This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high-pressure systems, and low-pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations.

This course provides a laboratory experience in comfort cooling. Emphasis is placed on providing practical experience in the installation, operations, and maintenance of residential and light commercial comfort cooling systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of comfort cooling systems.

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

Total Credit Hours Required:
16

Curriculum is based on the 2021-22 catalog.