2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Air Conditioning Technology: Critical Systems, AAS [ACTCS-AAS, 60 Total Credits]


DESCRIPTION

This program prepares students to install, maintain, service, troubleshoot, and repair critical systems such as in data process centers and hospitals. The program enables students to learn how to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair HVAC equipment for equipment cooling and other related machinery. Instruction includes classroom, laboratory, and hands-on work in the laboratory or in the field. Along with core classes, academic skills emphasizing related math, science, and human relations components are stressed to help students prepare to meet challenges commonly found in the workplace.


 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  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 commercial air conditioning equipment; critical systems; chillers.

General Education Requirements (23 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)


NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Human Relations (3 Credits)


Natural Science (3 Credits)


Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)


Recommended: GEOG 106.