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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Requirements
Certificate 

Curriculum

First Semester

Course No.

Course                                       

Cr. Hrs.

 RFAC 110

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

3

 RFAC 120

Fundamentals of Refrigeration
Laboratory

4

 RFAC 130

HVAC Electrical

3

 MATH ___

Mathematics* (by placement)

3-4

 WELD 100

Fundamentals of Welding

2

 PEDH 220

First Aid: Responding to Emergencies

2

 

Total

17-18

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 RFAC 140

Commercial Refrigeration

3

 RFAC 150

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

3

 RFAC 160

Air Conditioning Principles

3

 RFAC 170

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Laboratory

4

 ____ ___

Elective (by advisement)

3

 

Total

16

Certificate Requirement: 33 credit hours

Notes

*MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for this program.

Admissions Requirements

High school graduate with a minimum of a 73% overall average or a minimum 2500 GED test score. A 70% or higher on the Math A/Algebra regents exam.

 

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

 

 

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning certificate program 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 a 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. Understand and apply the fundamentals of gas and arc welding as they apply to the refrigeration and air-conditioning field. 
  9. Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.

 

Program Information
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Curriculum
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0957

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Last Updated: 11/17/10