The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program provides occupational training to prepare students for jobs in the HVAC/R industry, including the green economy sector (energy auditing). The program also provides valuable skill enhancement training to existing HVAC/R technicians who desire to expand and update their knowledge and skills to advance in the industry. Students in the program learn the theoretical, technical, and problem-solving skills essential for employment and advancement in the HVAC/R industry.
Students completing the program can seek employment as HVAC/R technicians, sales and consulting specialists, equipment and system installers, operations and maintenance technicians, building engineers, controls technicians, and energy auditing specialists. As a CTE program with an industry advisory council that meets annually and communicates regularly, we have developed an educational partnership with the area HVAC/R industry and we are meeting a defined need to provide qualified HVAC/R technicians and energy auditors to HVAC/R businesses that service corporations and homes in Ventura County and beyond.
|Required Core Courses|
|AC R010||Introduction to Air Conditioning and Refrigeration||3|
|AC R010L||Introduction to Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I Lab||2|
|AC R011L||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II Lab||2|
|AC R020||Electrical Systems I||3|
|AC R020L||Electrical Systems I Lab||2|
|AC R021L||Electrical Systems II Lab||2|
|AC R030||Airside Systems||3|
|AC R030L||Airside Systems Lab||2|
|AC R040||Heating and Control Systems||3|
|AC R040L||Heating and Control Systems Lab||2|
|AC R050||Energy Auditing||3|
|AC R050L||Energy Auditing Lab||2|
|Total Required Major Units||29|
|Oxnard College General Education Pattern||29|
|Free Electives Required||2|
|Total Required Units for A.S. Degree||60|
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing is available to all students at a discounted rate.
To complete the Associate Degree, students must meet requirements in the major, general education, competency, units, scholarship, and residency. Refer to Earn an Associate Degree and the A.A. or A.S. Degree in Specific Majors sections of this catalog.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Troubleshoot and perform basic mechanical and electrical service and repairs on air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) systems.
- Locate and identify applicable codes, licensing requirements and best practices as they relate to the installation of various types of HVAC/R equipment.
- Read, draft and comprehend various construction drawings and electrical schematics used in the HVAC industry.