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College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning - Certificate

The Field

The field of refrigeration and air-conditioning represents the installation, servicing, and troubleshooting of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in buildings and other applications.

The Instructional Program

The one-year certificate in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning is for individuals who, after their first-year of courses in an associate degree program, decide they can only spend one year in college.  If a student completes the certificate program and then decides to continue on for a related associate degree, the courses taken for the certificate will transfer with no loss of credit.  Students are also trained for and given the opportunity to take the C.F.C. certification exam required by the E.P.A. for refrigerant handling and reclaiming.

To obtain this certificate, students must first apply to and be accepted into an appropriate associate degree program, by advisement from Enrollment Services at SUNY Delhi.

Career Options

Job opportunities available for students who earn the certificate in refrigeration and air-conditioning are:

There are career opportunities with refrigeration and air-conditioning distributors, HVAC contractors, HVAC maintenance firms, and commercial building maintenance. Students who continue on for the associate degree increase their options for employment in the field of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning.

Curriculum

First Semester

Course No.

Course                                          

Cr. Hrs.

 MATH ___

Mathematics1

3-4 

 PEDH 220

First Aid: Responding to Emergencies

 RFAC 110

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

3

 RFAC 120

Fundamentals of Refrigeration
Laboratory

4

 RFAC 130

HVAC Electricity

3

 

Total

15-16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                          

Cr. Hrs.

 RFAC 140

Commercial Refrigeration Principles

3

 RFAC 150

Air-Conditioning Troubleshooting

3

 RFAC 160

Air-Conditioning Principles

3

 RFAC 170

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems Operation Laboratory

4

 ____ ___

Elective (by advisement)

2

 ____ ___

Elective (by advisement)

3

 

Total

18

Certificate Requirement: 33 credit hours

Notes

1 Mathematics is by placement according to competency.  MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for this program.

Technical Standards:  In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must apply and be accepted into an appropriate associate degree program by advisement from Enrollment Services at SUNY Delhi.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

A student who earns the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Certificate should be able to:

  1. Understand and discuss fundamental refrigeration principles, including trade tools, gas laws, pressure/temperature relationship, heat transfer, refrigerants, compression cycle, compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, refrigeration oils, desiccants and driers, evacuation, and safe handling of refrigerants.
  2. Demonstrate a hands-on knowledge of the refrigeration system, including skills in servicing, analyzing, problem solving, and pertinent safety practices.
  3. Understand the basic electricity knowledge necessary to HVAC mechanics.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the equipment and specific topics associated with commercial refrigeration systems.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of air-conditioning principles and air-conditioning systems, including room air conditioners, air-conditioning systems, heat pumps, low-voltage thermostats, and hydronics.
  6. Apply the knowledge necessary to accurately troubleshoot air-conditioning systems. 
  7. Demonstrate hands-on skills in the installation and servicing of a wide variety of air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment and systems in a safe manner. 
  8. Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.

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Last Updated: 5/11/11