2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Oct 21, 2019  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog

Air Conditioning Technology: Central Plant, CA [ACTCP-CT, 46.5 Total Credits]


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This program prepares students to install, maintain, service, troubleshoot, and repair central plant industrial heating and cooling systems. The program enables students to learn how to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair boilers, central plant equipment, and other related machinery. Instruction includes classroom, laboratory, and hands-on work in the laboratory or in the field to help students prepare to meet challenges commonly found in the workplace.


  1. Incorporate workforce safety principals while performing basic tasks of a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technician.

  2. Interpret electrical/mechanical schematics on HVAC/R equipment to diagnose mechanical or electrical problems in a residential or light commercial environment.

  3. Appraise EPA rules, regulations, and refrigerant handling techniques in the performance of HVAC/R duties.

  4. Diagnose and repair electrical or mechanical problems on central cooling plant equipment; central heating plant equipment.

General Education Requirements (6 Credits)

Special Program Requirements (40.5 Credits)