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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Asociate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 10-601-1

(Official WTCS title: Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology)

 

For Information: 414-571-4500

Overview — This is an associate degree program directed at meeting the need for technically trained personnel in sales, system design and layout, and supervision of equipment installation, maintenance and servicing. The program provides the necessary background in mathematics, drafting, electricity and thermodynamics.

You may take portions of the technical course HVAC2-116 Refrigeration 2 off campus for co-op credit if employment opportunities arise and the employer and instructor agree.

 

Career Outlook — There is a constant demand for comfort systems, and trained air conditioning and refrigeration technicians are sought to operate and maintain these systems. Graduates of this program often obtain work as sales representatives, sales engineers, air conditioning technicians, refrigeration technicians, system supervisors, system designers and system design technicians.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Read construction and mechanical drawings
  • Know about air conditioning system operations
  • Understand pneumatic and electrical control systems
  • Troubleshoot refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Complete layout drawings for HVAC systems

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through an admissions assessment
  • One year of high school-level algebra

In addition, high school courses in mechanical drafting and electricity are desirable. You should have a high mechanical aptitude and be able to work in enclosed areas. People skills, manual dexterity, and the ability to analyze equipment operation are also important.

 

Future Opportunities — As a graduate of this program, you may wish to pursue a four-year degree in HVAC engineering, or become an apprentice in the refrigeration or HVAC fields.

 

Possible Careers:
Air Conditioning Technician
Refrigeration Technician Sales
Engineer Sales Representative
System Design Technician
System Designer
System Supervisor

 

Related Programs:
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Appliance Technician
Preparatory Plumbing

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

HVAC2-109

Introduction to the HVAC Industry

1

(1)

HVAC2-110

Air Conditioning Fundamentals

3

 

(1)

HVAC2-113

Electrical Fundamentals 

3

 

(1)

HVAC2-132

Architectural and Mechanical Fundamentals

4

 

(2)

HVAC2-114

Electrical Controls and Systems ‡

4

 

(2)

HVAC2-115

Refrigeration 1 ‡

4

 

(2)

HVAC2-120

Heating Systems 1 ‡

4

(2)

WELDTC-144

Welding Fundamentals for HVAC

2

(3)

HVAC2-116

Refrigeration 2 ‡

4

 

(3)

HVAC2-121

Heating Systems 2 ‡

4

 

(3)

HVAC2-146

Digital Energy Management Systems ‡

2

(4)

HVAC2-125

Control Application and Circuits ‡

4

 

(4)

HVAC2-126

Air Conditioning Systems ‡

3

 

(4)

HVAC2-144

Servicing and Troubleshooting Refrigeration and Air Conditioning ‡

     3

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

    OR Any 200-series ECON course    
         

ENG-151 and

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

         

MATH-113

College Technical Mathematics 1A ‡

3

 

 

OR Any 200-series MATH course

 

 

         

NATSCI-169

 Energy in Nature, Technology and Society

3

 

OR Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

         

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

         

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 

 

OR Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed      3  

 

MATH-114

College Technical Mathematics 1B ‡

 

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

WELDTC-101

Welding Theory 1

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 69

 
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.