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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic, Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1054 - Catalog 2017/2018

Frank Snyder, Director, 386-506-4171, Frank.Snyder@daytonastate.edu 

Bridgette Cherry, 386-506-4165, Bridgette.Cherry@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician program is to provide the knowledge, practice and skill development necessary for a successful career in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating industry. The program provides access to the vocational student with the latest technological equipment and methods. The program embraces diversity, equal access, and equal opportunity for training in the local, state HVAC market.

Description:

The program provides a solid foundation in the principles of air conditioning and refrigeration. Instruction is given by classroom demonstrations and laboratory experiments in refrigeration fundamentals; electricity and controls; and installing, operating, servicing and repairing air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Students work on commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, including heat pumps, ice machines, oil and gas systems. Students will design, construct, and evaluate refrigeration systems. State of the art, modern equipment with all of the commonly used refrigerants is available for students to gain "hands-on" experience. Students also receive related training in shop management and customer relations.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to safely follow rules and regulations to industry standards.
  2. Identify and use different tools, equipment, material and electrical products used in the industry.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the industry including but not limited to theory, application, troubleshooting and safety.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the residential, commercial and industrial markets.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to plan, initiate, and estimate repairs and cost of projects in their field.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $2741* (Book costs are not included)

Access Fee: $42 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: $308

Textbook Estimate: $300

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by visiting FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grants, loans and work programs available please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb a 12-foot ladder.

Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which measures reading, English and math skills, and achieve specified minimum scores.
  2. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement test evaluation to receive advice on course selection and registration.
  3. Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED cannot receive student financial aid.

Careers

CIP Code (6 digit): 47.0201

Students who complete certain combinations of courses within this program may qualify for one of the following jobs:

  • Heating, A/C and Refrigeration Helper
  • Heating, A/C and Refrigeration Mechanic Assistant,
  • Heating, A/C and Refrigeration Mechanic

*Note: Most employers may require: Criminal Background Checks - Clean Driving Record - Compliance with Drug Free Work Place Testing

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Length: The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters (45 weeks) for a full-time student, with 96% graduating within 3 semesters for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 75%.

47.0201 Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician

49-9021.00 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.00 Bright Outlook

49-9021.01 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/49-9021.01 Green

49-9021.02 Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/49-9021.02

For additional information on wages, trends and career videos:

http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=499021&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=12&search=Go

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

ACR0001CPhysical Principles I and Lab

90

ACR0002CPhysical Principles II and Lab

90

ACR0061CPsychrometrics and lab

99.9

ACR0062CHeat Load Calculations and Lab

90

ACR0100CBasic Electricity I and Lab

90

ACR0102CBasic Electricity II and Lab

90

ACR0150CA/C Motors and Controls and Lab

90

ACR0205CRefrigerants I and Lab

90

ACR0506CResidential Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and Lab

90

ACR0741CCommercial Refrigeration I and Lab

90

ACR0850CAir Conditioning Wiring and Lab

90

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

ACR0001CPhysical Principles I and Lab

90

ACR0100CBasic Electricity I and Lab

90

ACR0002CPhysical Principles II and Lab

90

ACR0102CBasic Electricity II and Lab

90

2nd Semester

ACR0150CA/C Motors and Controls and Lab

90

ACR0506CResidential Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and Lab

90

ACR0741CCommercial Refrigeration I and Lab

90

ACR0850CAir Conditioning Wiring and Lab

90

3rd Semester

ACR0061CPsychrometrics and lab

99.9

ACR0062CHeat Load Calculations and Lab

90

ACR0205CRefrigerants I and Lab

90

TOTAL VOC. HRS. 33.33
TOTAL CONTACT HRS. 1000.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.