This program offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the residential and 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, 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.
Enrollment Completer projects is 45 students annually with a 2-3% growth.
• Describe multiple sustainable energy systems and how they are designed to support Zero Net Energy buildings.
• Identify the requirements for meeting energy code compliance.
• Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills needed to repair, install, service, and maintain residential and commercialHVAC systems in operating condition.
• Apply principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics to the repair of residential commercial HVAC systems.s
|EST-15||Zero Net Energy Building Science||4|
|EST-20||California Energy Codes||3|
|EST-30||Architectural Blueprint Reading||3|
|CAT-61||Professional Office Procedures||3|
|EST-200||Energy Systems Technology Work Experience||1-4|
ElectiveCourses: ___23___ units
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|AIR-61A||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, I||3|
|AIR-61B||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, II||3|
|AIR-64A||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Electricity I||3|
|AIR-64B||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Electricity II||3|
|AIR-75||HVACR System Designs||3|
|AIR-76||Facilities Maintenance – Chillers||3|
|AIR-77||Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR||3|
|AIR-78||Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management||3|
|AIR-83||All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems||3|
|AIR-84||Boiler and Hydronic Heating||3|
|AIR-90||Building Automation Fundamentals||3|
|EST-22||California Mechanical Codes||3|
elective course/General Ed CourseStudents should sequence courses as follows:
and 1 elective course/General Ed Course
and 2 elective course/General Ed Course
3 elective course/General Ed Course
Remaining elective course/General Ed Course
Diann Thursby · 10/15/19
Received regional recommendation at 10-14-19 IEDRC Deans Meeting.