Refrigeration & Electrical Instrumentation
About the Program: A.O.S. Degree

During the First year of this program courses relating to air-conditioning and refrigeration systems which consists of many mechanical, electrical, and electronic components, such as motors, compressors, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats, and switches. Students must be able to maintain, diagnose, and correct problems throughout the entire system. To do this, they adjust system controls to recommended settings and test the performance of the system using special tools and test equipment. Students can specialize in either installation or maintenance and repair. They also may specialize in doing heating work or air-conditioning or refrigeration

The second year of the program continues with AC/DC theory, AC/DC motors, AC motor frequency devices, controllers and programmable logic controllers, solid-state theory, electronic control devices, electro-mechanical devices, and other components appropriate to the installation, maintenance, and servicing of automatic process systems, heating systems, and refrigeration and air-conditioning control systems. The use and care of recording, metering, and testing devices are an integral part of the instruction, which is done according to the standards of the National Electrical Code.

Major Course Requirements:

Year 1

• Fundamentals of Refrigeration (RFAC 110)
• Fundamentals of Refrigeration Lab (RFAC 120)
• HVAC Electrical (RFAC 130)
• Commercial Refrigeration (RFAC 140)
• Air Conditioning Troubleshooting (RFAC 150)
• Air Conditioning Principles (RFAC 160)
• Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System Operation Laboratory (RFAC 170)

Year 2

• Electrical Theory III (EICR 210)
• Control System Design (EICR 220)
• Electrical Laboratory III (EICR 230)
• Electrical Control Diagrams (EICR 240)
• Electrical Theory IV (EICR 250)
• Programmable Logic Controllers (EICR 260)
• Electrical Laboratory IV (EICR 270)

Additional Courses:

Year 1

• First Aid-Respond to Emergency (PEDH 220)
• Mathematics by advisement (MATH ___)
• Unrestricted Elective
• Unrestricted Elective

Year 2

• Business Communications (BUSI 120)
• Restricted Elective
• Unrestricted Elective

*Note that this information may change at any time. For detailed academic information, visit the College Catalog.


Minimum requirements to be considered for admission HS Average: 75
Algebra Regents: 75
Transfer GPA: 2.0

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1160

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Contact Information
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Last Updated: 12/27/11