Wednesday – July 30, 2014

 

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician
Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 31-401-1

 

For Information:
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500


Overview
— This diploma program focuses on the servicing and installation of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating equipment. The curriculum provides instruction in all types of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including room air conditioners, ice cube makers, and display freezer and refrigeration units. The operation, repair and installation of gas- and oil-fired heating units are also taught.

Students should possess a high mechanical aptitude, as well as good people skills and manual dexterity. After completing this program, you may wish to consider pursuing an associate degree, or applying for an apprenticeship in steamfitting, refrigeration or environmental services.


Career Outlook — Due to concerns for both comfort and energy conservation, there is a need for technicians who have current training in the installation, troubleshooting and repair of HVAC/R units. People who complete this program often find employment in such entry-level positions as service apprentices, service people, steamfitter apprentices, sheet metal worker apprentices and environmental service technicians.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect program graduates to:

  • Read schematic drawings
  • Understand operations of cooling systems
  • Understand operations of heating systems
  • Use refrigeration diagnostic equipment
  • Diagnose and repair electrical problems

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

  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through admissions assessment

A high school diploma or GED is recommended.

 

Possible Careers:
Environmental Service Technician
Service Apprentice
Service Person
Steamfitter Apprentice
Sheet Metal Worker Apprentice

 

Related Programs:
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Appliance Technician

 

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

Credits


ELECTY-398

Electrical Circuits and Controls for HVAC/R

3


ELECTY-396

HVAC/R Electrical Systems ‡

2


HVAC1-350

Air Conditioning Principles

2


HVAC1-300

Basic Refrigeration and System Operations

4

 

HVAC1-325

Oil Furnace Service and Maintenance

           3




HVAC1-332

Math for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing Technicians 

           2




SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations 

 1




HVAC1-301

Introduction to Refrigeration Servicing and Application ‡

 4




HVAC1-326

Gas Furnace Servicing and Maintenance ‡

           3




ELECTY-397

Electrical Wiring Methods for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

           1




HVAC2-148

Heat Pumps ‡

           3

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1‡

           3










TOTAL CREDITS: 31
         


‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

 

 Page updated April 2014.