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V.C., Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology I

Certificate Type: V.C.
Major Code: ACRFHT-VC
CIP: 0647020107

This vocational certificate program prepares students for employment or advanced training in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration industry. The program consists of classroom as well as hands-on lab study. Areas of study include planning, installing, testing and servicing of HVACR systems; servicing, installing and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical components and basic supervisory skills. Students will gain knowledge in the use and care of hand, power and specialized tools and equipment used within the industry and current industry standards, practices and techniques.

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Apply and be accepted at Seminole State
  • Complete the Form 9, Level D Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and successfully meet the following minimum scores to complete the program:
    • Reading: 570
    • Language: 568
    • Math: 579
Notes:
  • Departmental consent is required to register for this program for Daytime Track students only.
  • This program is financial aid eligible.

Total program hours: 750

Major Courses
The following courses are designed to be taken in consecutive order, one class at a time:
Not availableACR0100CHVACR Electrical Concepts
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the electrical concepts within the HVACR industry. Areas of study include safety practices, tool identification and use, mathematical skills used in the industry as well as HVACR application and diagram application. Students will gain knowledge in electrical theory, design, flow, wiring and sequence of operation. Lab fee required.
125
AvailableACR0050CHVACR Refrigeration Concepts
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of refrigeration concepts within the HVACR industry. Areas of study include refrigeration theory and applications, refrigerant identification, its application and the handling and storage procedures. Students will also gain knowledge in refrigeration components and troubleshooting methods as well as characteristics of heat types and the application of heat. Lab fee required.
125
Not availableACR0800CHVACR Service Applications
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of service applications within the HVACR industry. Areas of study include troubleshooting heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration control systems, soldering, brazing and welding techniques and mechanical joining methods. Students will gain knowledge in the policies and procedures for service technicians, professional ethics and legal responsibilities as well as system design basics. Lab fee required.
125
Not availableACR0591CHVACR Technical Skills
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of HVACR technical skills. Areas of study include project development, heat load calculations and hydronic specialties. Students will gain knowledge in a more advanced study of duct construction and ice machines, control sequence and application and perform a technical skills assessment. Lab fee required.
125
Not availableACR0505CHVACR Service Practices
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of basic service practices in the HVACR industry. Areas of study include electrical motors, residential heating and air conditioning systems, ice machines and basic principles for ventilation piping and sizing. Students will gain knowledge in resume writing skills, job interview techniques and proper service call procedures. Lab fee required.
125
Not availableACR0590CHVACR Advanced Service Practices
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of advanced service practices in the HVACR industry. Areas of study include digital controls, pneumatic controls and basic duct construction. Students will also gain knowledge in building pressurization, levels of blueprint reading and service call training. Lab fee required.
125

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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