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Definition                                        up trainers. Field trips to various              ditioning Systems and Controls
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is             course-related installations are taken,          or ACRV 122, Residential Air
a constantly changing, self gratifying            familiarizing students with actual               Conditioning Systems and ACRV
program designed to satisfy the mechan-           application.                                     123, Residential Air Conditioning
ically oriented person. The goal of the                                                            Controls**                         10
AC&R program is to provide entry level                                                           ACRV 222, Commercial Air
skills in the rapidly growing service
                                                  Career Options                                   Conditioning Controls and ACRV
                                                  AC&R Contractor                                  223, Commercial Air Conditioning
industry. A student may specialize in
                                                  Dispatcher                                       Systems**                          10
either air conditioning or refrigeration. A
                                                  Manufacturers Service Representative                                          Total 20
combination of both is recommended.
                                                  Sales Engineer
                                                  Service Engineer                               For a recommended plan of study for the
Staff                                             Service Manager                                certificate, please refer to the Associate
   To access faculty and staff, dial (661) 722-   Service Technician                             Degree plan minus the general education
   6300, then the 4-digit extension.              (Some of these careers may require education   requirements.
Program Advisement:                               beyond the two-year college level.)
   Margaret Drake, Dean             ext. 6327                                                    Air Conditioning–Refrigeration
Administrative Assistant:
                                                  Certificate Programs                           Specialist
   Maureen Rethwisch                ext. 6327                                                    A certificate in Air Conditioning-
                                                  The air conditioning and refrigeration
Faculty:                                                                                         Refrigeration Specialist may be earned
                                                  curriculum is designed to provide pre-
   Joseph Owens                     ext. 6508                                                    by completing the requirements for
                                                  employment instruction in the manip-
Instructional Assistant:                                                                         the Air Conditioning Specialist and
                                                  ulative skills, technical knowledge, and
   Charles Gordon                   ext. 6277                                                    the Refrigeration Specialist. Duplicate
                                                  related trade information which will
Adjunct Faculty:                                                                                 courses need only be taken once. The
                                                  prepare the student for employment in
   To access adjunct faculty voice mail, dial                                                    requirements for an associate degree
                                                  the air conditioning and refrigeration
   (661) 722-6300, then the 4-digit number.                                                      may be satisfied by completing the
                                                  industry.
                                         V.M.                                                    certificate requirements in addition to
   Earnest Bridges                       2308     Refrigeration Specialist                       the associate degree requirements.
   Angelo Galiano                        2340     The following courses (20 units) are
   Stanley Goldstein                     2959     required for the certificate.
   Kenneth Hymen                         2360                                                    Associate Degrees
   Danny Low                             2062     Required Courses:                 units
                                                  ACRV 115, Basic Refrigeration Sys-
                                                                                                 Refrigeration Option
                                                                                                 The requirements for an associate
                                                    tems and Controls or ACRV 112,
Program Description                                 Basic Refrigeration Systems and
                                                                                                 degree in Refrigeration may be satisfied
The program is built on the block principle                                                      by completing 20 units of required
                                                    ACRV 113, Basic Refrigeration
with refrigeration divided into domestic                                                         courses, 21 units of general education
                                                    Controls**                        10
and commercial, and air conditioning                                                             requirements, and sufficient elective
                                                  ACRV 212, Commercial Refrigeration
divided into residential and commercial.                                                         credits to total 60 units. (See Graduation/
                                                    Systems and ACRV 213, Commercial
Alternate energy concepts are included                                                           Associate Degree Requirements.)
                                                    Refrigeration Controls**          10
in the commercial refrigeration and                                             Total 20
residential air conditioning courses. State                                                      Students who complete the associate
of the art electronics, as used in this                                                          degree in Refrigeration have enhanced
                                                  For a recommended plan of study for the
industry, is included in the commercial                                                          employability in the field of Refrigeration.
                                                  certificate, please refer to the Associate
air conditioning course.                                                                         They are well prepared for entry level
                                                  Degree plan minus the general education
                                                                                                 service positions with eventual leadership
                                                  requirements.
Students must receive a minimum grade                                                            roles. Additionally, they have shown that
of “C” or better in all required core             **These courses intended for night             they are capable of advanced training, and
courses and the specific courses listed as         students.                                     able to comprehend and apply complex
program electives in order to qualify for                                                        theory. The associate degree will also
the degree or certificate.                        Air Conditioning Specialist                    provide students with a broad range of
                                                  The following courses (20 units) are           knowledge with which to evaluate and
                                                  required for the certificate.                  appreciate the diverse field of opportunity
Distinctive Features                                                                             in the Refrigeration Industry.
Students perform tests and repairs                Required Courses:                     units
on actual equipment as well as built-             ACRV 125, Residential Air Con-                 Except in cases of a prerequisite
76      Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

requirement, it is not required to take       broad range of knowledge with which to       general education requirements to total
courses in exactly this sequence; they are    evaluate and appreciate the diverse field    61 units. (See Graduation/Associate
recommended in this order to facilitate       of opportunity in the HVAC Industry.         Degree Requirements.)
success.
                                              Except in cases of a prerequisite            Students who complete the associate
      Recommended Plan of Study               requirement, it is not required to take      degree in Air Conditioning and
First Semester                     units      courses in exactly this sequence; they are   Refrigeration have increased
ACRV 115, Basic Refrigeration Sys-            recommended in this order to facilitate      employability with firms that work in
   tems and Controls or ACRV 112,             success.                                     both Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
   Basic Refrigeration Systems and                                                         Industries. They are well prepared for
   ACRV 113, Basic Refrigeration                    Recommended Plan of Study              entry level service positions with eventual
   Controls**                        10       *First Semester                    units     leadership roles. Additionally, they have
Course from GE requirement Area D1 3          ACRV 125, Residential Air Con-               shown that they are capable of advanced
                               Total 13          ditioning Systems and Controls            training, and able to comprehend and
                                                 or ACRV 122, Residential Air              apply complex theory. The associate
Second Semester                  units           Conditioning Systems and ACRV             degree will also provide students with a
ACRV 212, Commercial Refrigeration               123, Residential Air Conditioning         broad range of knowledge with which to
   Systems and ACRV 213, Commercial              Controls**                         10     evaluate and appreciate the diverse field
   Refrigeration Controls**        10         Course from GE requirement Area D1 3         of opportunity in the HVAC/R Industry.
Course from GE requirement Area D2 3                                          Total 13
Electives                            3
                             Total 16         *Second Semester                 units       Transfer
                                              ACRV 222, Commercial Air                     Not a transfer major.
Third Semester                   units           Conditioning Controls and ACRV
Course from GE requirement Area A 3              223, Commercial Air Conditioning
Course from GE requirement Area E 3              Systems**                        10       Prerequisite Completion
Course from GE requirement Area F    3        Course from GE requirement Area D2 3         If a course is listed as a prerequisite for
Electives                            6        Electives                            3       another course, that prerequisite course
                             Total 15                                       Total 16       must be completed with a satisfactory
                                                                                           grade in order to enroll in the next course.
Fourth Semester                  units        *Third Semester                  units       According to Title 5, Section 55200(d), a
Course from GE requirement Area B 3           Course from GE requirement Area A 3          satisfactory grade is a grade of “A,” “B,”
Course from GE requirement Area C 3           Course from GE requirement Area E 3          “C” or “P”. Classes in which the Pass/No
Electives                          10         Course from GE requirement Area F    3       Pass option is available are indicated with
                             Total 16         Electives                            6       an asterisk (*) before the course title. See
                                                                           Total 15        “Pass/No Pass Option” in the catalog for
                         Degree Total 60
                                                                                           full explanation.
                                              *Fourth Semester                 units
Air Conditioning Option                       Course from GE requirement Area B 3
The requirements for an associate degree      Course from GE requirement Area C 3
in Air Conditioning may be satisfied          Electives                          10             Air Conditioning
by completing 20 units of required                                         Total 16             and Refrigeration
courses, 21 units of general education
requirements, and sufficient elective
                                                                      Degree Total 60               Courses
credits to total 60 units. (See Graduation/   * Students may begin the program at any
Associate Degree Requirements.)                 point in the degree plan.                  ACRV 100
Students who complete the associate                                                        *REFRIGERATION
                                              **Semester order for classes and time to
degree in Air Conditioning have                complete may vary for night students.       BASICS
enhanced employability in the field of Air                                                 4 units
Conditioning. They are well prepared for                                                   4 hours weekly
                                              Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
entry level service positions with eventual                                                Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
                                              Option                                       READ 099, and MATH 070.
leadership roles. Additionally, they have
                                              The requirements for an associate degree     An introductory course intended for
shown that they are capable of advanced
                                              in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration        students interested in exploring career
training, and able to comprehend and
                                              may be satisfied by completing 40 units      opportunities in the refrigeration
apply complex theory. The associate
                                              of required courses and 21 units of          and air conditioning industry. Topics
degree will also provide students with a
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include history of refrigeration, career       ACRV 115 BASIC                                 including methods of heating, cooling
opportunities and working conditions,          REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS                          and humidification. Load calculations
refrigeration theory, properties of heat                                                      along with air flow, duct design, air
                                               AND CONTROLS
and electrical energy, and the purpose of                                                     quality and air handling are covered. The
                                               10 units
major components in a vapor compression                                                       characteristics of air and psychrometrics
                                               20 hours weekly
system. Math used in the industry will be                                                     are introduced. A residential system
                                               Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
introduced. (AVC)                                                                             is designed from calculating load to
                                               READ 099, and MATH 070.
                                                                                              laying out the air handling system
                                               Study of refrigeration fundamentals
ACRV 112 BASIC                                                                                (blower and ducts). Also includes system
                                               including heat transfer, energy, and the
REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS                                                                         evaluation and diagnostics of the air side
                                               basic refrigeration system. Basic tools with
5 units                                                                                       of the system. Recommended for students
                                               some specialty tools and basic refrigerant
10 hours weekly                                                                               entering the air conditioning industry.
                                               handling skills will also be covered.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,                                                           (AVC)
                                               Topics include: brazing of copper tubing;
READ 099, and MATH 070.                        study of electrical diagrams and circuits
Study of refrigeration fundamentals            in domestic refrigerators and freezers         ACRV 125 RESIDENTIAL
including heat transfer, energy, and the       including the terminology, legends, and        AIR CONDITIONING
basic refrigeration system. Basic tools        both ATL and pictorial electrical diagrams     SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS
with some specialty tools and basic            used in domestic refrigeration equipment.      10 units
refrigerant handling skills will also be       Testing and repair or replacement of           20 hours weekly
covered. Topics include: brazing of            specialized circuitry on refrigeration         Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
copper tubing; repair and replacement          equipment including types of motors and        READ 099, and MATH 070.
of components, along with maintenance          start components, temperature controls         Study of air conditioning fundamentals
on domestic refrigeration equipment.           and defrost timers used on domestic            including methods of heating, cooling
Recommended for students desiring to           refrigeration equipment. Recommended           and humidification. Topics include: repair
enter the air conditioning and refrigeration   for students desiring to enter the air         and replacement of components along
industry. (AVC)                                conditioning and refrigeration industry.       with maintenance on residential air con-
                                               (AVC)                                          ditioning equipment. Environmental
ACRV 113 BASIC                                                                                controls are introduced with basic
REFRIGERATION                                  ACRV 122 RESIDENTIAL                           electrical schematics using temperature
CONTROLS                                       AIR CONDITIONING                               and humidity controls and the
                                                                                              characteristics of air and psychrometrics.
5 units                                        SYSTEMS
10 hours weekly                                                                               Load calculations along with air flow,
                                               5 units
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,                                                           duct design, air quality and air handling
                                               10 hours weekly
READ 099, and MATH 070.                                                                       are also covered. A residential system is
                                               Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
Study of electrical diagrams and circuits                                                     designed from calculating load to laying
                                               READ 099, and MATH 070.
in domestic refrigerators and freezers.                                                       out the air handling system (blower and
                                               Study of air conditioning fundamentals
Includes terminology, legends, ATL and                                                        ducts). Course also includes system
                                               including methods of heating, cooling
pictorial electrical diagrams used in                                                         evaluation and diagnostics of the air side
                                               and humidification. Topics include: repair
domestic refrigeration equipment. The                                                         of the system. Recommended for students
                                               and replacement of components along
testing and repair or replacement of                                                          entering the air conditioning industry.
                                               with maintenance on residential air con-
specialized circuitry on refrigeration                                                        (AVC)
                                               ditioning equipment. Environmental
equipment including types of motors and        controls are introduced with basic
start components, temperature controls         electrical schematics using temperature        ACRV 198 *HEATING
and defrost timers used on domestic            and humidity controls. (AVC)                   AND AIR CONDITIONING
refrigeration equipment will also be                                                          SEMINARS
covered. Recommended for students              ACRV 123 RESIDENTIAL                           units vary
desiring to enter the air conditioning and                                                    hours vary
                                               AIR CONDITIONING
refrigeration industry. (AVC)                                                                 Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
                                               CONTROLS
                                                                                              READ 099, and MATH 070.
                                               5 units
                                                                                              Short courses of varying duration on
                                               10 hours weekly
                                                                                              specialized topics in heating, air
                                               Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
                                                                                              conditioning, and refrigeration systems,
                                               READ 099, and MATH 070.
                                                                                              operations and repairs. (AVC)
                                               Study of air conditioning fundamentals
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ACRV 199 *OCCUPATIONAL                       replacement of components. Recom-             ACRV 223 COMMERCIAL
WORK EXPERIENCE                              mended for students desiring to enter the     AIR CONDITIONING
1–8 units                                    refrigeration industry. (AVC)
                                                                                           SYSTEMS
hours vary                                                                                 5 units
Prerequisite: To participate in work         ACRV 213 COMMERCIAL                           10 hours weekly
experience, students must have a job         REFRIGERATION                                 Prerequisite: Completion of ACRV 122
or internship which is either paid or        CONTROLS                                      and 123 or ACRV 125.
voluntary and have the approval of the       5 units                                       Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
supervisor and instructor supervising        10 hours weekly                               READ 099, and MATH 070.
work experience in the specific subject      Prerequisite: Completion of ACRV 112          Study of commercial air conditioning
area. PRIOR TO ENROLLING, students           and 113 or ACRV 115.                          covering building environments. Course
must attend a scheduled orientation or       Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,           covers the commercial facility and its
meet individually with the supervising       READ 099, and MATH 070.                       systems management and control. Energy
instructor for an individual orientation.    Equipment specific refrigeration              conservation, occupant comfort and
Occupational Work Experience Education       principles and applications are studied.      productivity are issues considered in
is supervised employment designed            Commercial refrigeration applications         system design and control. Equipment
to provide students a realistic learning     and design concerns including analyzing       types to include boilers, heat recovery
experience through work. The ultimate        efficiency and optimizing performance.        equipment, cooling towers and hydronic
goal is to teach students those skills and   Diagnostics, service and repair are           systems along with air handling and
attitudes that will equip them to function   covered in the “hands-on” lab portion         filtration are introduced. Control strat-
and adapt as an employee in a variety        of class. Emphasis on the refrigerant         egies for occupant comfort, and facility
of situations and jobs. Occupational         handling and recovery practices used in       control management are discussed.
Work Experience Education is supervised      the repair and replacement of components.     (AVC)
employment extending classroom-based         Recommended for students desiring to
occupational learning at an on-the-job       enter the refrigeration industry. (AVC)
learning station related to the students’
educational major or occupational goal.
Credit may be accrued at the rate of
                                             ACRV 222 COMMERCIAL
one to eight units per semester. For the     AIR CONDITIONING
satisfactory completion of all types of      CONTROLS
Cooperative Work Experience Education        5 units
(WE 197 and WE 199), students may            10 hours weekly
earn up to a total of sixteen semester       Prerequisite: Completion of ACRV 122
credit hours. (CSU, AVC) (R3)                and 123 or ACRV 125.
                                             Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
ACRV 212 COMMERCIAL                          READ 099, and MATH 070.
                                             Study of commercial air conditioning
REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
                                             covering electricity and controls. Reviews
5 units
                                             basic electrical theory and takes the
10 hours weekly
                                             student through electrical schematics
Prerequisite: Completion of ACRV 112
                                             and controls as they apply to the light
and 113 or ACRV 115.
                                             commercial air conditioning industry.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 099,
                                             Topics include: motors, magnetic line
READ 099, and MATH 070.
                                             starters, transformers, solid-state devices
Study of commercial refrigeration
                                             and programmable logic controllers. ATL
applications and design concerns
                                             and pictorial schematic wiring diagrams
including calculating of heat loads and
                                             for commercial single and three-phase
equipment sizing. Installation and service
                                             systems are also covered. Recommended
procedures including maintenance
                                             for students desiring to enter the air
practices are covered in the “hands-
                                             conditioning industry. (AVC)
on” lab portion of class. Emphasis on
the refrigerant handling and recovery
practices used in the repair and

				
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