Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (AIRC)

AIRC 10  Technical Mathematics in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 27   Lab: 27

Develops mathematical skills required for the study and application of air conditioning and refrigeration, including measurements and equations applied to heat loads, air distribution, electricity, and the design of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228236AIRC:10T1:30pm - 2:55pmF. Kobzoff69-6921
T3:05pm - 4:30pmF. Kobzoff69-6921
Fall 202230083AIRC:10W7:00pm - 8:25pmA. Cadena69-6921
W8:35pm - 10:00pmA. Cadena69-6921

AIRC 11  Welding for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54

Fundamentals of welding related to the field of air conditioning and refrigeration with emphasis on the sterile techniques and skills required for joining copper refrigerant lines and the procedures for light fabrication.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228238AIRC:11T1:30pm - 2:35pmM. Hernandez69-6924
T2:45pm - 5:55pmM. Hernandez69-6924

AIRC 12  Air Conditioning Codes and Standards

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Building codes and standards as they apply to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Develops skills necessary to read and interpret building codes and resolve installation and service problems as they apply to the construction industry.

AIRC 20  Refrigeration Fundamentals

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 71

Principles of mechanical refrigeration based on the refrigeration cycle and associated mechanical components. Develops skills for interpreting service gauge pressures and sensible temperatures, system dehydration techniques, and the safe handling and containment of refrigerants.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228194AIRC:20TR9:00am - 10:25amM. Hernandez69-6924
TR10:35am - 12:40pmM. Hernandez69-6924
Fall 202228218AIRC:20MW1:30pm - 2:55pmM. Hernandez69-6924
MW3:05pm - 5:10pmM. Hernandez69-6924
Fall 202228244AIRC:20TR6:30pm - 7:55pmA. Cadena69-6924
TR8:05pm - 10:10pmA. Cadena69-6924

AIRC 25  Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

5 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 72   Lab: 54

Electrical principles and practices used in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heat pump systems as applied to the development and interpretation of schematics and the sequential approach to wiring circuits including power supplies, motors, and controls. Develops skills for designing electrical circuits, and electrical trouble shooting.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228197AIRC:25TR9:00am - 10:25amF. Kobzoff69-6922
TR10:35am - 12:40pmF. Kobzoff69-6922
Fall 202228235AIRC:25TR1:30pm - 3:35pmL. Richardson69-6922
TR3:45pm - 5:10pmL. Richardson69-6922
Fall 202228241AIRC:25MW6:30pm - 8:35pmM. Hernandez69-6922
MW8:45pm - 10:05pmM. Hernandez69-6922

AIRC 26  Gas Heating Fundamentals

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   
Advisory: AIRC 25 and AIRC 12

Theory, operation, and application of natural gas and propane heating systems used in residential and light commercial heating installations, including the properties of fuel gasses, gas combustion, furnace construction, pilot proving devices, and ignition systems.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228248AIRC:26T6:00pm - 10:10pmJ. Lane69-6921

AIRC 30  Heat Load Calculations and Design

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 72   
Advisory: AIRC 20

Heat loss and heat gain will be examined, developed, and applied to residential dwellings air conditioning systems. Equipment sizing, selection, and duct design based on the Heat Load of the structure. Heat Load calculation software will be explored and used to aid in the process.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228211AIRC:30R9:00am - 1:15pmL. Richardson69-6912
Fall 202228245AIRC:30R6:00pm - 10:15pmJ. Lane69-6912

AIRC 31  Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: AIRC 25

Electrical control of commercial air conditioning and refrigeration equipment emphasizing time clocks, defrost, three phase transformers, three phase motors, Variable Frequency Drives, and troubleshooting of three phase systems.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228185AIRC:31MW9:00am - 10:25amL. Richardson69-6922
MW10:35am - 12:00pmL. Richardson69-6922
Fall 202228233AIRC:31MW1:30pm - 2:55pmF. Kobzoff; L. Richardson69-6922
MW3:05pm - 4:30pmF. Kobzoff; L. Richardson69-6922

AIRC 32A  Air Properties and Measurement

1.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 27   
Advisory: AIRC 20 and AIRC 30

Investigates the air-side operating theory and application of comfort cooling systems. This course will broaden the student's understanding of air conditioning systems by addressing psychrometrics to include the measurement of dry bulb and wet bulb temperatures, relative humidity, dew point temperatures, and sensible and latent heat processes.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228247AIRC:32AT6:00pm - 9:30pmL. Richardson69-6921

AIRC 34  Commercial Systems

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 63   Lab: 27
Advisory: AIRC 20 and AIRC 25

This course is designed for the advanced student to gain familiarity with commercial systems, which are not limited to air handlers, cooling towers, water pumps, chillers, and thermal storage. Students will also increase their understanding of how large complex buildings are to be conditioned.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228243AIRC:34MW7:00pm - 8:50pmF. Kobzoff69-6924
M9:00pm - 10:15pmF. Kobzoff69-6924

AIRC 61  Building Automation Fundamentals

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: AIRC 20 and AIRC 25 and AIRC 31 and AIRC 34

Basics of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control theory as it applies to control systems. Building automation systems (BAS) controller wiring for power, communication, inputs, and outputs. Navigating the computer operating system environment, BAS software, and applications. Word processing, spreadsheets, and flow-charts for use with BAS systems.

AIRC 65  Building Automation Networks and Programming

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: AIRC 61

Programming heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) direct digital controllers using line (text) programming, icon based programming, and block programming. Stresses good programming practices including complete program documentation.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228242AIRC:65MW6:00pm - 7:25pmL. Richardson69-6912
MW7:35pm - 9:00pmL. Richardson69-6912

AIRC 67  Energy Management

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 72   
Advisory: AIRC 31 and AIRC 34 and AIRC 65

Principles and practical applications for energy cost reduction and strategies. Emphasis on the use of Building Automation Systems to achieve control over energy costs. Includes theory for sustainable Green Building Technologies with introduction to Energy Star buildings and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programs.

AIRC 95  Work Experience in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

1-4 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Prerequisite: Approval of college Work Experience supervisor and compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog.

Work experience in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration at an approved work site with related classroom instruction. This work experience may be during a regular semester or during a summer session. A minimum of 75 paid clock hours or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester is required for each one unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week are equally distributed throughout the semester. Instructor approval required.

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