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. 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.
Academic Map: AAS Air Conditioning Technology - Central Plant 21-22
Student Learning Outcomes
- Incorporate workforce safety principals while performing basic tasks of a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technician.
- Interpret electrical/mechanical schematics on HVAC/R equipment to diagnose mechanical or electrical problems in a residential or light commercial environment.
- Appraise EPA rules, regulations, and refrigerant handling techniques in the performance of HVAC/R duties.
- Diagnose and repair electrical or mechanical problems on central cooling plant equipment; central heating plant equipment.
General Education Requirements (22 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Recommended: MATH 104B
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (3 Credits)
Recommended: COM 115.
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Recommended ALS 101.
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Recommended: ENV 101
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
Recommended: GEOG 106.
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 203 - Sports Nutrition
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above course (includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Recommended: HIST 100 or PSC 101.
Special Program Requirements (38 Credits)