Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (AC/R)
AC/R 036 C Refrigeration Certification Training (formerly titled Refrigerants, Charging and Recovery) 1 Unit
Prerequisite(s): AC/R 100 C with a grade of C or better.
Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is the study and preparation for the Section 608 EPA Certification Exam, Refrigerant 410A Handling and Certification Exam and RSES Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Handling and Certification.
AC/R 050 C HVAC-R Special Projects 0.5-1 Units
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 1 Unit
Term hours: 18 lecture. 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 pressure controls, time clocks and autotransformers with a lecture and laboratory practice exercises. (CSU)
AC/R 110 C Air Conditioning I 2 Units
Term hours: 27 lecture and 24 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 Prac-Tools and Safety 3 Units
Advisory: AC/R 100 C Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory.
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 135 C Sustainability Design and Application (formerly Solar Energy for Heat and Cool) 2 Units
Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course includes, laboratory projects and demonstrations involving sustainable design, equipment selection and building operation. Course contents includes theory and application of passive and active solar energy systems, renewable heating energies, photo-voltaic arrays, and thermal solar heating arrays. (CSU)
AC/R 137 C Blueprints and Dimension Analysis (formerly AC/R 037 C) 2 Units
Advisory: AC/R 145 C.
Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. 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. This course includes elements of computer-aided design. (CSU)
AC/R 140 C Plumbing Princ and 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 205 C Commercial Air Conditioning 3 Units
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
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 and Commissioning (formerly Estimating for HVAC) 3 Units
Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This course is an application practice course designed to demonstrate verification methods and practices of new construction, installation of subsystems for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, building envelopes, interior systems, co-generation, utility plants, sustainable systems, lighting, controls for energy efficiency and sustainability of life cost energy usage. This course includes application of the uniform building, mechanical and electrical codes used for inspection and certification. (CSU)
AC/R 220 C Introduction to Air Conditioning Controls (formerly 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 Air Conditioning and Auditing 2 Units
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
Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course is designed to instruct the student in the application of heat pumps for sustainability and net zero energy in commercial and non-commercial building systems. Students will apply the theories and skills taught in the classroom on laboratory equipment. (CSU)
AC/R 235 C Air Conditioning Capstone 2 Units
Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course brings together all of the elements for the design, build estimating and bid aspects of an air conditioning project application. (CSU)
AC/R 245 C Load Calculations for Heating and Cooling (formerly AC/R 145 C) 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 course 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 introduce the student to industry standards computer design systems for sustainability and maximum energy efficiency, according to ASHRAE Standard 90.1. (CSU)
AC/R 260 C Crew Leadership Fld Spvsr 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
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 272 C Fundamentals of Direct Current Electricity 3 Units
Term hours: 27 Lecture and 81 Laboratory. This course builds upon electrical concepts covered in AC/R 105 C and AC/R 106 C. Topics include voltage dividers, DC voltage and current sources, simplification theorems, AC current and voltage, oscilloscope fundamentals, reactive components and reactive circuits, basic filters, ladder logic, and shop drawings. (CSU)
AC/R 273 C Introduction to Personal Computer Hardware and Software 2 Units
Term hours: 27 Lecture and 27 Laboratory. This course covers topics such as concepts and operation of direct digital controls such as input and output devices, programming strategies and translating sequence of operation documents for an HVAC system into an operations program for a DDC system. (CSU)
AC/R 274 C Instrumentation for Hydronic and Air Distribution 2 Units
Term hours: 27 Lecture and 27 Laboratory. This course covers hydronic and air distribution system fundamentals. In addition, this course covers the installation and implementation of control instrumentation. (CSU)
AC/R 275 C System Networking 3 Units
Term hours: 27 Lecture and 81 Laboratory. This course covers system networking for building automation. Topics include the fundamentals concepts of data transmission in various media types. The course is closely aligned with CompTia’s Network+ Certification and assists students in their preparation for that credential. Topics include network fundamentals, standards, OSI model, IP protocol, network signal transmission, media, protocols, physical topologies, logical topologies, hardware, typical BAS networks, and typical BAS subnetworks. (CSU)
AC/R 276 C Automation Hardware 2 Units
Term hours: 27 Lecture and 27 Laboratory. This course covers the safety, application, and installation of building automation hardware and telemetry. Topics include the major types of peripheral components found in BAS systems and how to properly select and apply them in the field; standard I/O wiring, temperature devices, humidity devices, pressure devices, flow devices, life and equipment safety devices, actuators and dampers, control valves, power supply devices, transducers, relays and contactors, motor controls, enclosures, and power monitoring devices. (CSU)
AC/R 277 C Control Logic Programming 3 Units
Term hours: 27 Lecture and 81 Laboratory. This course in covers logic, truth tables, logical equivalences, conditionals, Boolean expressions, logic gates, digital logic circuits, number systems, object-oriented programming, data types, decision making, and programming style. (CSU)
AC/R 278 C Building Performance and Energy Auditing 3 Units
Term hours: 27 lecture and 81 laboratory. This course covers data analysis for energy efficiency and building performance and includes topics such as energy use basics, effects of building design on energy use, identifying effective strategies to optimize buildings systems efficiencies, correct appliance applications and benefits; terminology, understanding and identifying different types of HVAC equipment, construction basics, window design, lighting fundamentals, and photo-voltaic. (CSU)
AC/R 279 C Building Automation Control Systems 2 Units
Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course covers common open protocols such as BACNET, Modbus and Lonworks, use of wireless protocol integration platforms such as Tridium Niagara and FieldBus, and review of whole building systems integration strategies. (CSU)
AC/R 280 C Automation Capstone Project 2 Units
Term hours: 27 lecture and 27 laboratory. This course includes building automation hardware application and installation, control programming, incorporating knowledge of commercial air conditioning principles. Students will design, bid, and program automation controls and devices to accomplish a predetermined control outcome. (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)