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|
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing is available to all students at a discounted rate.
To complete the Certificate of Achievement, students must also meet requirements in scholarship and residency. Refer to Earn a Certificate of Achievement section in this catalog for specific information.
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.