Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (AC/R)

AC/R 035 C Building Commissioning 2 Units

Advisory: AC/R 105 C.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course is designed to instruct the student in the verification of new construction, that all the subsystems for HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Building Envelopes, Interior Systems (example laboratory units), cogeneration, utility plants, sustainable systems, Lighting, Controls and provide sustainable life cost energy savings.

AC/R 036 C  Refrigerants, Charging and Recovery 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): AC/R 100 C.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course examines refrigerant classification, physical and chemical properties, lubricants, proper and safe handling, refrigerant systems evacuation, charging and recovery with classroom lecture, demonstration and laboratory exercises. Students may take an optional EPA refrigerant and R-410A certification exam.

AC/R 050 C HVAC-R Special Projects 0.5-1 Units

Prerequisite(s): AC/R 100 C or AC/R 105 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 27-54 laboratory depending on units desired. This course is designed for students who have demonstrated interest and competencies for increased knowledge and experience in air conditioning and refrigeration technologies and applications not ordinarily covered in the curriculum. Students will participate in independent study and/or research on selected or assigned projects. May be taken for credit 3 times.

AC/R 055 C Technician Customer Relations 2 Units

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course provides guidelines and best practices for providing excellent field service customer relations that will enable front-line technicians and service staff in back-up and support roles to build, maintain, and increase a loyal customer base.

AC/R 100 C  Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 3 Units

Advisory: AC/R 120 C.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This course is a basic study of the theory of thermodynamics and heat transfer as applied to mechanical vapor compression refrigeration cycle and system components. Classes include lectures with practical demonstrations and hands-on experience including laboratory projects demonstrate heat transfer theories and vapor compression mechanical system cycle components and accessories. (CSU)

AC/R 105 C  Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 3 Units

Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This course includes the basic electrical theory, concepts and principles as applied to air conditioning and refrigeration. Schematic reading and drawing, with laboratory project applications involving circuit wiring, the measurement of electrical quantities with electrical meters and electrical safety, will be presented. (CSU)

AC/R 106 C  Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): AC/R 105 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This course is a continuation of Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration which builds upon the principles learned and applied. Course includes single phase, three phase electric motors and ECM motors, circuit board troubleshooting, overloads, pressure controls, time clocks and autotransformers with a lecture and laboratory practice exercises. (CSU)

AC/R 110 C Air Conditioning I 3 Units

Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This course is an introduction into comfort cooling and air conditioning applications with a study of the behavior of air vapor mixtures as applied to the psychrometric chart and related to the design of duct systems, emphasizing duct sizing, air distribution, fans and sheet metal techniques, as it relates to indoor air quality. (CSU)

AC/R 115 C Gas Heat Transfer Systems 3 Units

Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This course is a basic study of gas heating systems for force air and boiler systems which include the principles of fuel combustion, combustion analysis,forced warmer air heat, boiler and hydronic systems. (CSU)

AC/R 120 C  Piping Practice, Tools & Safety 2 Units

Advisory: AC/R 100 C

This course includes laboratory projects and demonstrations involving design and construction of system piping, including techniques of shaping, forming, soldering, welding and the tools and safe practices required to design and construct refrigerant piping systems. $36.00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration. (CSU)

AC/R 125 C Boiler & Hydronic Heating 2 Units

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course includes lectures and laboratory projects involving the design, assembly, and operation of hot water boilers, hot water piping distribution (hydronic), and associated controls and control valves. Included in the course content is the proper use of the related tools and safety. (CSU)

AC/R 135 C  Solar Energy for Heat & Cool 2 Units

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course includes lectures and laboratory projects and demonstrations involving design, assembly and operation of solar energy systems. Included in this course content is theory and application of passive solar heating and cooling, solar energy systems using photo-voltaic arrays, thermal heating arrays, and new, cutting edge solar technologies. Also included is a through discussion of the various tools and safe practices associated with solar energy systems. (CSU)

AC/R 137 C  Blueprints and Dimension Analysis (formerly AC/R 037 C) 2 Units

Advisory: AC/R 215 C

This course covers the application of engineering calculations and the reading of blueprint plan sets as encountered by the air conditioning and refrigeration field technician, project manager and design engineer. Course includes practical application of numbers to the topics of problem solving, dimension conversion and mathematical verification, proportions and ratios, length measurements with field application and exercises, area calculations, duct and sheet metal calculations, and equivalent units of measurement. (CSU)

AC/R 140 C Plumbing Principles/Practices 4 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course is designed to instruct the student in the application of plumbing technology as is used in commercial building systems. Students will apply the theories and skills taught in the classroom on laboratory mock-ups simulating industry standards. (CSU)

AC/R 145 C  Load Calculation for Heat and Cool 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): AC/R 110 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This is an advanced air conditioning class in which the student will learn how to calculate the heating and cooling load of a building. The student will also create a computer spreadsheet to calculate the heat and cooling load. This course will also introduced the student to industry standards computer software that will calculate the heating and cooling load. (CSU)

AC/R 205 C Commercial Air Conditioning 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): AC/R 100 C and AC/R 105 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This is an advanced course with emphasis on the air conditioning cycle. Pipe sizing, absorption systems, centrifugal & screw chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, and chilled water pumping. (CSU)

AC/R 210 C Commercial Refrigeration 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): AC/R 100 C and AC/R 105 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This is an advanced course with emphasis on the refrigeration cycle. Pipe sizing, compressor sizing, H.P. requirements, single and two stage refrigeration systems and other advanced refrigeration systems will be included. (CSU)

AC/R 215 C Codes & Estimating for HVACR 3 Units

Advisory: AC/R 137 C

Ini this lab course, students will develop a material and labor cost estimate and prepare construction bids for air conditioning systems. Building and mechanical codes and inspection procedures will be covered. Estimating processes by spreadsheet will be introduced. (CSU)

AC/R 220 C  A/C Controls and Energy Management 2 Units

Advisory: AC/R 105 C

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course is designed to instruct the students in the application of air conditioning pneumatic and Direct Digital controls as is used in commercial building systems. Students will apply the theories and skills taught in the classroom on laboratory mock-ups simulating industry standards. (CSU)

AC/R 225 C Green A/C & Auditing 2 Units

Advisory: AC/R 100 C and AC/R 105 C

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course is designed to instruct the student in the design, application and maintenance of highly energy efficient (GREEN) air conditioning systems. Including topics on refrigerants, carbon footprint and efficient systems for commercial applications. (CSU)

AC/R 230 C Heat Pumps 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): AC/R 100 C and AC/R 105 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course is designed to instruct the student in the application of heat pumps in commercial building systems. Students will apply the theories and skills taught in the classroom on laboratory mock-ups simulating industry standards. (CSU)

AC/R 235 C Air Conditioning Capstone 2 Units

Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in AC/R 137 C, AC/R 145 C, AC/R 205 C, AC/R 215 C.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course brings together all of the elements for the design, build and bid aspects of an air conditioning project application. (CSU)

AC/R 240 C  Green Refrigeration and Auditing 2 Units

Advisory: AC/R 100 C and AC/R 105 C.

Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course is designed to instruct the student in the design, application and maintenance of highly energy efficient (GREEN) refrigeration systems. Including topics related to ammonia and carbon dioxide refrigeration systems for commercial applications. (CSU)

AC/R 260 C  Crew Leadership-Field Supervisor 2 Units

Term hours: 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. In this course, work crew leaders and field supervisors play major roles in every HVAC/R installation and construction project. This course is an overview of team building and the role of supervisor in a field environment. (CSU)

AC/R 265 C Project Management 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CIS 216 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course focuses on minor decisions that can have a major impact to the success of a HVAC/R project. It examines technical management skills, field safety, effective communications, management /leadership roles, concepts problem solving, decision-making, influence, conflict management resolution. (CSU)

AC/R 298 C  Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-12 lecture and/or 0-36 laboratory. This is a course for students who wish to increase their knowledge of air conditioning and refrigeration. Various topics will be offered. Unit credit may range from1/2 to 12 units in any given semester. Consult the class schedule to verify credit for a particular semester. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade Option. Fees may be required - Payable at Registration. (CSU)