Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology - AS

Apprenticeship: Associate in Science Degree in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HVC) Technology

The Associate in Science degree in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology at Mission College serves to align apprenticeship programs with college and university academic tracks as directed by the federal and state government. Mission College and the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee of UA Local 467 are collaborating in an LEA program with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) for the state of California.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • In compliance with applicable standards and codes, students will demonstrate ability to install and remove refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, including the appropriate electrical/electronic control systems.
  • In compliance with applicable standards and codes, students will demonstrate ability to maintain, repair, extend, and/or alter refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, including electronic control systems.

In accordance with the State Chancellor’s office, the goals and objectives of the Associate in Science degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology align with the primary mission of California community colleges, as established in Ed. Code § 66010.4, which mandate that community colleges provide vocational instruction to students and to advance California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through education and training that contribute to workforce development. The Associate in Science degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology aligns with Mission College’s Institutional Outcomes and directly supports the Computation and the Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking rubrics.

To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements:
a. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
b. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
c. Completion of the Associate in Science graduation requirements.

Please note not all classes are offered each semester. For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version

Core Curriculum Courses (Required): 
Code Class Units
HVC 111 HVAC Apprenticeship: Basic Refrigeration/Heritage/CFC/OSHA 10 (0.5 Lecture/2.5 Lab) 3.0
HVC 112 HVAC Apprenticeship: Refrigeration Science (1.5 Lecture/1.5 Lab) 3.0
HVC 113 HVAC Apprenticeship: Basic Electricity for The HVAC Service Trade (0.5 Lecture/2.5 Lab) 3.0
HVC 114 HVAC Apprenticeship: Advanced Electricity/Pneumatic DDC Introduction (0.5 Lecture/2.5 Lab) 3.0
HVC 115 HVAC Apprenticeship: Controls I/Electro Pneumatics (1.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 3.0
HVC 116 HVAC Apprenticeship: Controls II/Advanced Pneumatics Calibration/Hydronics (1.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 3.0
HVC 117 HVAC Apprenticeship: Start, Test & Balance I (1.5 Lecture/1.5 Lab) 3.0
HVC 118 HVAC Apprenticeship: Start, Test & Balance II/Energy Auditing Practices (1.5 Lecture/1.5 Lab) 3.0
HVC 119 HVAC Apprenticeship: Chillers/Special Systems/HVACR Star Review (1.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 3.0
HVC 120 HVAC Apprenticeship: HVACR Junior Mechanics Review & Exam (1.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 3.0

Electives:

Code Class Units
WRK 300PP Work Experience (9.0 Lecture) 4.0

Required Units for the Major

  Units
Required unts for the major 30.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
 
Total required units 60.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of the Associate in Science degree in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology program will be employable as: Service Manager, Facilities Manager, Project Manager, Estimator, HVACR Instructor, HVACR Sustainable Technologies Technician, and/or a Union Business Agent/ Business Manager in almost any industry. Students earning an Associate in Science degree in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology will increase their marketability and employment opportunities.

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