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​Facilities Operations Technician

             Facilities Operations Technician Certificate of Achievement
The Facilities Operations Technician Certificate offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: Air conditioning and refrigeration theory and application, equipment tools, systems and components, interpreting electrical diagrams, physics for building science, building commissioning, building automation controls, control networks, carbon monoxide analysis, building pressure measurements, general combustion theory, plumbing fundamentals, boilers, chillers, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, troubleshooting, and safety. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.
George Brown gjbrown@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-568-3238
Ramiro Galicia rgalicia@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-674-7833 
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
ACR 60 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR 64 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration  Electricity I 3
​ACR 65​​ Air Conditioning & Refrigeration  Electricity II 3​
​ACR ​76 Facilities Maintenance – Chillers ​3
​ACR 78​ ​Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management 3​​
​ACR ​83 All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems ​3
​ACR ​84 ​Boiler and Hydronic Heating ​3
​ACR 90​ ​Building Automation Fundamentals ​3
​ACT ​30​ ​Plumbing Fundamentals 3​
​ARCH 11 ​Fundamentals Architectural  Blueprint Reading 3​​