Industrial/Commercial Air Certificate (IA21)  Technical Certificate of Credit


(Stand Alone)

Program Description:

A series of courses designed from foundation/introductory (basic-level) courses to intermediate (mid-level) courses to advanced (high-level) courses. This program is designed to provide the Industrial Refrigeration operator with the theory and practical knowledge required to successfully operate today’s more sophisticated and demanding systems.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION– Reading 224 ACCUPLACER- Sentence Skills 60
Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits Required for Graduation: 29

Courses 29 credits
AIRC 1005

Introduces the basic concepts, theories, and safety regulations and procedures of refrigeration. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, safety, first aid, laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, heat transfer, the refrigerant cycle, refrigerant identification, and types of AC systems.

4
AIRC 1030

This course provides an introduction to fundamental electrical concepts and theories as applied to the air conditioning industry. Topics include AC and DC theory, electric meters, electrical diagrams, distribution systems, electrical panels, voltage circuits, code requirements, and safety.

4
AIRC 2091
Prerequisites: AIRC 1005, AIRC 1030, AIRC 2070

This course is designed to provide the Industrial Refrigeration Operator with a more in-depth understanding of the theory and practical knowledge required to success fully operate today's more sophisticated and demanding systems. The course consists of two parts. Participants will spend approximately equal time in the classroom and in the hands-on lab.

4
AIRC 2101
Prerequisite: AIRC 2091

This advanced course is designed to provide students with sufficient knowledge and practical skill in all areas of industrial refrigeration operation. Topics include blueprint and diagram reading and interpretation, design codes and standards, piping, load calculations, freezer design and operation, compressor operations, and advanced evaporator and condenser topics.

2
IDSY 1120
Corequisite: IDSY 1110

This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.

4
IDSY 1220
Corequisite: IDSY 1120

This course provides for hands on development of operational skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial control systems and automated equipment. Topics include data manipulation, math instructions, introduction to HMI, analog control, and troubleshooting discrete IO devices.

4
AIRC 2070
Pre/Corequisite: AIRC 1090

Provides an increased level of concepts and theory beyond AIRC 1020. Students are introduced to more design theory in commercial refrigeration. Topics include: refrigeration heat calculation, equipment selection, refrigeration piping, codes, and safety.

3
COMP 1000 or 3 cr. hr. AIRC occupational elective 3
Faculty
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Program Chair

Chair/Instructor, Air Conditioning Technology
Carlton, Room 113

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