Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Certificate T0909)

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0909

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the broad field of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration. It leads to occupations in design, manufacturing, operation, sales, distribution, installation, maintenance, and repair. Students desiring a Bachelor’s Degree (transfer program) should consult with an advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AIRC 10Technical Mathematics in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
AIRC 11Welding for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
AIRC 12Air Conditioning Codes and Standards3
AIRC 20Refrigeration Fundamentals4
AIRC 25Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration5
AIRC 26Gas Heating Fundamentals2
AIRC 30Heat Load Calculations and Design4
AIRC 31Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration4
AIRC 32AAir Properties and Measurement1.5
AIRC 34Commercial Systems4
Total Units31.5

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Website 

Program Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Properly handle refrigerants based on Section 608 of the clean air act.
  • Evaluate, troubleshoot, and modify the electrical, mechanical and air side operation of an air conditioning or refrigeration system.
  • Perform a residential heat load calculation, select the equipment, and size the ductwork based on ACCA's Manual J8 and Manual D.
  • Select equipment and components for commercial refrigeration systems.

​Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
AIRC 10 Technical Mathematics in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 2
AIRC 11 Welding for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 2
AIRC 20 Refrigeration Fundamentals 4
AIRC 25 Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 5
MATH 71 or higher replaces AIRC 10 w/Variance form 0  
Winter Term
AIRC 12 Air Conditioning Codes and Standards 3
Spring Term
AIRC 26 Gas Heating Fundamentals 2
AIRC 30 Heat Load Calculations and Design 4
AIRC 31 Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 4
AIRC 32A Air Properties and Measurement 1.5
AIRC 34 Commercial Systems 4
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5  
Certificate:Air Conditioning and Refrig. T0909 9  
 Total Units31.5
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