Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Associate in Science

The Associate of Science Degree in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration offers the students the opportunity to learn academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by lead technician or project management personnel in the residential Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this degree will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: air conditioning and refrigeration theory and application, equipment tools, systems and components, duct and envelope testing, fundamentals of motors and capacitors, interpreting electrical diagrams, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, troubleshooting, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, and safety. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various residential Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
ACR 060 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR 064 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I 3
ENG 001A English Composition 4
COD GE Area C1 Natural Sciences 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
ACR 061 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 3
ACR 065 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II 3
MATH 049 Intermediate Algebra or any Math course from COD GE Area C4 B 3-4
COD GE Area C2 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1


Course Code Title Units
COD GE Area C3 Arts, Humanities and Culture 3
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
ACR 075 HVACR Systems Design 3
ACR 076 Facilities Maintenance - Chillers 3
ACR 078 Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management 3
ACR 080 Gas Heating 3
COD GE Area C5 Personal Growth and Development 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
ACR 083 All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems 3
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