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Contact: Lanny RichardsonTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: lrichardson@mtsac.edu
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Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0909

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the broad field of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration. It leads to occupations in design, manufacturing, operation, sales, distribution, installation, maintenance, and repair. Students desiring a Bachelor’s Degree (transfer program) should consult with an advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

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    • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

      Technology and Health Division
      Certificate T0909

      This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the broad field of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration. It leads to occupations in design, manufacturing, operation, sales, distribution, installation, maintenance, and repair. Students desiring a Bachelor’s Degree (transfer program) should consult with an advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

      Required Courses

      Course Prefix Course Name Units
      AIRC 10Technical Mathematics in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
      AIRC 11Welding for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
      AIRC 12Air Conditioning Codes and Standards3
      AIRC 20Refrigeration Fundamentals4
      AIRC 25Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration5
      AIRC 26Gas Heating Fundamentals2
      AIRC 30Heat Load Calculations and Design4
      AIRC 31Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration4
      AIRC 32AAir Properties and Measurement1.5
      AIRC 34Commercial Systems4
      Total Units31.5

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    • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, AS

      Technology and Health Division
      Degree S0909

      The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (AIRC) Degree Program prepares students for entry level employment or for advancement of existing skills/knowledge without requiring any prior knowledge or experience. In addition to exposing students to core topics such as mechanical and electrical fundamentals, the Program includes coursework in heat loads, advanced electrical and mechanical, welding, math, codes and standards, and air properties. Hands-on labs throughout the program expose students to a cross-section of systems and equipment used in the industry.

      The Program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the broad field of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration and leads to occupations in design, manufacturing, operation, sales, distribution, installation, maintenance, repairs, and controls. There are no prerequisites and/or enrollment limitations.

      This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

      Required Courses

      Course Prefix Course Name Units
      AIRC 10Technical Mathematics in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
      AIRC 11Welding for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
      AIRC 12Air Conditioning Codes and Standards3
      AIRC 20Refrigeration Fundamentals4
      AIRC 25Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration5
      AIRC 26Gas Heating Fundamentals2
      AIRC 30Heat Load Calculations and Design4
      AIRC 31Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration4
      AIRC 32AAir Properties and Measurement1.5
      AIRC 34Commercial Systems4
      Total Units31.5

      Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Website 

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    Contact: Lanny RichardsonTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: lrichardson@mtsac.edu

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