Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3587
First Term: 2012 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 65-71
CIP Code: 47.0201
Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction

Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS)in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities program is designed to provide training in the areas of heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning (HVAC&R) systems, electricity, electronic controls and instrumentation, hydronics, electro-mechanical devices, and general repair. Students will have an opportunity to learn skills necessary to assess and solve problems quickly in emergency situations, based upon an understanding of regulatory guidelines. The program provides students an opportunity to develop written and verbal communication skills through general education courses.

Required Courses
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications 3
+ FAC/HVA101 Refrigeration Applications and Components I 2
+ FAC/HVA101LL Refrigeration Applications and Components I Lab 1
+ ELC/FAC/HVA105 Electricity for Industry 3
+ ELC/FAC/HVA105LL Electricity for Industry Lab 1
+ ELC/FAC/HVA115 Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams 3
+ ELC/FAC/HVA115LL Motors, Controls and Wiring Diagrams Lab 1
+ FAC/HVA186 Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
+ FAC/HVA210 Facilities Air Conditioning Systems 3
+ FAC/HVA210LL Facilities Air Conditioning Systems Lab 1
+ FAC220 Controls and Instrumentation 3
+ FAC220LL Controls and Instrumentation Lab 1
FAC/HVA231 Codes 3
+ FAC235 Commercial Air and Water Test and Balance 3
+ FAC235LL Commercial Air and Water Test and Balance Lab 1
+ HVA103 Refrigeration Applications and Components II 2
+ HVA103LL Refrigeration Applications and Components II Lab 1
+ HVA112 Heating and Air Conditioning 3
+ HVA112LL Heating and Air Conditioning Lab 1
HVA143 Load Calculation and Duct Design 3
+ MAT103AA Mathematics for Industrial Applications I 2
+ MAT103AB Mathematics for Industrial Applications II 2

OSH105AA Construction Safety (3) OR
OSH106AA Industrial Safety (3) OR
Proof of OSHA 30 hour card (0) 0-3
Credits: 46-49

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate computer skills. (BPC110)
2. Analyze system design and operation of a refrigeration system. (FAC/HVA101, FAC/HVA101LL, HVA103, HVA103LL)
3. Evaluate electronic devices specific to facilities maintenance. (ELC/FAC/HVA105, ELC/FAC/HVA105LL)
4. Analyze system design and operation of an air conditioning system. (ELC/FAC/HVA105, ELC/FAC/HVA105LL, HVA112, HVA112LL, FAC/HVA210, FAC220, FAC220LL)
5. Analyze electrical wiring design and operational malfunctions. (ELC/FAC/HVA115, ELC/FAC/HVA115LL)
6. Interpret wiring diagrams and analyze motor control electrical problems. (ELC/FAC/HVA115, ELC/FAC/HVA115LL)
7. Analyze specific electro-mechanical devices. (FAC/HVA186)
8. Analyze system design and operation of a hydronic heating and cooling system. (FAC/HVA210, FAC/HVA210LL)
9. Analyze system design and operation of a specific control system for a facility. (FAC220, FAC220LL)
10. Describe the typical instrumentation equipment employed in a facilities system. (FAC220, FAC220LL)
11. Interpret the articles of building mechanical, electrical and fire codes. (FAC/HVA231)
12. Explain the impact of plumbing, mechanical, building, and electrical codes as it relates to job functions in the industrial field. (FAC/HVA231)
13. Evaluate selected heating and cooling systems to determine proper air and water flow. (FAC235, FAC235LL)
14. Calculate heating and cooling loads based on the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). (HVA143)
15. Calculate duct sizes based on ASHRAE heating and cooling load calculations. (HVA143)
16. Define specific terms associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB)
17. Calculate specific mathematical problems associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB)
18. Evaluate specific industrial safety or construction safety issues. (OSH105AA, OSH106AA)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 26, 2012

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