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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Associate in Science and Certificates of Achievement

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program prepares students for employment in the field and provides upgrade opportunities for currently employed personnel. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the student will gain proficiency in service, troubleshooting, and installation of residential, commercial, and industrial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Students will learn to read wiring diagram, interpret the Uniform Mechanical Code, diagnose control circuits, operate test equipment, and service pneumatic and electronic controls. Competencies will be assessed in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency certificate criteria. Students completing the program may expect to enter industry as an advanced apprentice or entry-level heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician.

Estimated Average Earnings: $14.12 - $23.32 per hour
Estimated income from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009, http://stats.bls.gov/oco

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statements 

AC&R Electric Controls - Gainful Employment Disclosure

AC&R HVAC & Refrigeration - Gainful Employment Disclosure

AC&R Refrigeration - Gainful Employment Disclosure

AC&R Air Conditioning - Gainful Employment Disclosure

Contact Information

Shanta Pittman
CTE Coordinator
(310) 900-1600, ext. 2779

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