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Certificate offerings are selected from associate degree courses and are offered as a stackable credential (See an academic counselor for additional information). Individual certificates provide limited basic skills with topics including: mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The certificate program covers air conditioning, tools, and instruments. Certificate graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential systems.
Upon successful completion of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration certificate, the students should be able to:
- Demonstrate safe practices in the HVAC shop following established safety procedures with a score of 90% or above.
- Complete Lockout/Tagout tags for equipment and electrical disconnects on all equipment in the HVAC lab.
- Perform a preventive maintenance on heating and air conditioning systems
- Repair electrical components and controls in heating and air conditioning systems
- Interpret EPA regulations as they apply to Section 608 of the Clean Air Act in written assignments.
- Earn a passing score on the Core and Type II requirements of the N.C. State Board of Refrigeration Examiners Chlorofluorocarbon Examination
- Demonstrate the personal and professional ethics and interpersonal skills that are expected in the workplace
- Demonstrate the complete Refrigeration cycle and components for air conditioning based on industry standard and manufactures installation instructions.
- Set refrigerant levels in HVAC systems based on both generic and manufacturers guidelines in a lab setting.
- Control HVAC devices to achieve maximum comfort levels.
- Measure the volume, pressure, and velocity of air to meet the equipment and ACCA standards acceptable for air conditioning.
- Demonstrate the science, control and meaning of comfort as it applies to air conditioning.
- Characterize the heat transfer cycle on a water source heat pump in a field setting.
- Use the refrigerant scale to weigh in refrigerant charge in a field setting.
- Perform a prescribed function test of the defrost controls in a given assignment.
- Identify the sequence of operations of the defrost cycle on a written test.
- Connect refrigerant gages to a heat pump on a given assignment.