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Air Conditioning/HVACR

The Air Conditioning/HVACR program is a well-established curriculum and has long served the desert community by providing highly trained individuals to work in various businesses throughout the Coachella Valley. The program offers a Certificate and Associate of Science degree for employment preparation that is designed to provide a wide range of courses in order to best serve student needs. In addition, required courses listed in the program are derived from the collaboration and dedicated efforts of members of a Technical Advisory Committee and other individuals’ experiences in the specific occupational areas.
 
Advisors: 
George Brown gjbrown@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-568-3238
Ramiro Galicia rgalicia@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-674-7833 
 
AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
ACR 60 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR 61 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 3
ACR 64 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I 3
ACR 65 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II 3
ACR 75 HVACR Systems Design 3
ACR 76 Facilities Maintenance - Chillers 3
ACR 78 Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management 3
ACR 80 Gas Heating
3
ACR 83 All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems 3
  CERTIFICATE TOTAL 27

 

 
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
ACR 60 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR 61 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 3
ACR 64 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I 3
ACR 65 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II 3
ACR 75 HVACR Systems Design 3
ACR 76 Facilities Maintenance - Chillers  3
ACR 78 Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management 3
ACR 80 Gas Heating 3
ACR 83 All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems 3
  Required Subtotal 27
Electives: 13 units from the following:
ACR 77 Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR 3
ACR 95A Air Conditioning Refrigeration Work Experience 1-4
ARCH 11 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
AUTO 18 Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning 4
BIT 1 California Building Codes 3
BIT 2 Building & Mechanical Codes 3
BUAC 20A Financial Accounting 4
BUAC 66 Fundamentals Of Bookkeeping 3
BUMA 20A Business Law 3
BUMA 28 Small Business: Development & Mgmt. 3
BUMA 31 Business Calculations 3
BUMA 94 Business Communications 3
CIS 10 Computer Literacy 4
ESYS 1 Introduction To The Power Industry 3
ESYS 2 Electricity & Electrical Theory 3
ESYS 3 Energy Systems Technology 3
ESYS 4 Industrial Calculations 3
WELD 10 Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding 3
WELD 11 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3
WELD 12 Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3
Required Courses 27
  Approved Electives 13
  COD General Education Pattern 18
  Kinesiology Activities 2
  DEGREE TOTAL 60
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