College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Electrical Construction and Refrigeration - AOS

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission


  • high school graduate with 70 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 70
  • Science Regents: 70

Transfer Student:

  • Transfer GPA: 2.0


SUNY Curriculum Code: 1153

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

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.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 63

Major Courses Required = 51 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ECMT 110 Electrical Theory I 3
ECMT 120 Electrical System Design I 3
ECMT 130 Electrical Laboratory I 4
ECMT 140 Electrical Codes and Standards I 3
ECMT 142 Electrical Codes and Standards II 3
ECMT 150 Electrical Theory II 3
ECMT 160 Electrical System Design II 3
ECMT 170 Electrical Laboratory II 4
PEDH 220 First Aid:Responding to Emergencies 2
RFAC 110 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 3
RFAC 120 Fundamentals of Refrigeration
RFAC 130 HVAC Electrical 3
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

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required = 6 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
MATH ___ Mathematics* 6

Restricted Elective by Advisement = 6 credit hours

*Note: Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra is the minimum requirement for this degree program.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Electrical Construction and Refrigeration AOS program should be able to:

  • Understand and discuss electrical theory and its practical application to electrical circuits and equipment, including the topics of electron theory, Ohm‟s Law, types of electrical circuits, and concepts in direct-current circuits and electromagnetism.
  • Design, plan, install, and maintain residential electrical equipment in accordance with the standards required by the National Electrical Code.
  • Comprehend and interpret the National Electrical Code regulations to ensure code compliance, and demonstrate the skills required to perform the necessary calculations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics and applications of alternating-current theory from the point of production throughout its distribution and use in single- and three-phase systems.
  • Understand and apply the theory of electrical heating systems, low-voltage control systems, residential and commercial services, and motor control systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, and maintain residential and commercial electrical systems.
  • Design and draw wiring and schematic diagrams.
  • Write sequences of operation for control systems.
  • Demonstrate workmanship in electrical installations consistent with accepted industry practices.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a hands-on knowledge of the refrigeration system, including skills in servicing, analyzing, problem solving, and pertinent safety practices.
  • Understand the basic electricity knowledge necessary to HVAC mechanics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the equipment and specific topics associated with commercial refrigeration systems.