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Program of Study for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Department


CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

Course
Credit Hours
Area I: Written and Oral Communications
6
ENG 101 English Composition I  
3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR
3
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
   
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 
3

 
Area III: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications
3
MTH 116 Mathematical Applications
3
Science/Computer Science/Math Elective
3
   
Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences
3
PSY 200 General Psychology
3
   
Area V: Career and Technical Courses
47 
Required Orientation Courses
 
ORI 101 Orientation to College OR
 
ORI 105 Orientation and Student Success
1-3
ORI 104 WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement
1
Required Field of Concentration Courses
 
ACR 111 Principles of Refrigeration
3
ACR 112 HVAC/R Service Procedures
3
ACR 113 Refrigeration Piping Practices
3
ACR 119 Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems
3
ACR 121 Principles of Electricity for HVAC/R
3
ACR 122 HVAC/R Electrical Circuits
 3
ACR 123 HVAC/R Electrical Components
 3
ACR 127 HVAC/R Electric Motors
 3
ACR 132 Residential Air Conditioning
 3
ACR 134 Ice Machines 
 3
ACR 147 Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Theory
 3
ACR 148 Heat Pump Systems I 
3
ACR 149 Heat Pump Systems II 
 3
ACR 203 Commercial Refrigeration
 3
ACR 205 System Sizing and Air Distribution
 3
   
Total Field of Concentration Credits
 45
Total Credits for Degree
 68

SHORT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

(Wallace Campus)
 
Courses
Credit Hours
Area V: Required Field of Concentration Courses
 15
ACR 111 Principles of Refrigeration 
3
ACR 113 Refrigeration Piping Practices 
 3
ACR 121 Principles of Electricity for HVAC/R
 3
ACR 122 HVAC/R Electrical Circuits
 3
ACR 123 HVAC/R Electrical Components
 3
Three electives from ACR courses
9
   
Total Credits for Short Certificate
24

SHORT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

(Ventress Correctional Facility)
 
Area V: Career and Technical Courses
Core Air Conditioning Course Requirements

 
   
ACR 111 Principles of Refrigeration
3
ACR 113 Refrigeration Piping Practices
3
ACR 121 Principles of Electricity for HVAC/R
3
ACR 147 Refrigerant, Transition and Recovery Theory
3
   
Total Core Technical Credits
12
   
After completing the Core Technical Course Requirements, students may choose from the following concentrations:

ELECTRICAL CONCENTRATION

 
ACR 122 HVAC/R Electrical Circuits 3
ACR 123 HVAC/R Electrical Components
 3
ACR 127 HVAC/R Electric Motors
 3
ACR 210 Troubleshooting HVAC/R Systems 
 3
   
Total Concentration Credits
12
Total Credits for Short Certificate 
24