Heating and Air Conditioning - Refrigeration, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Heating and Air Conditioning A.S. Degree, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge and training to service and repair heating and air conditioning equipment; ability to mechanically and electrically troubleshoot problems typically encountered in the industry; and completion of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant recovery exam for their certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Student will be able to communicate with customers in a professional manner.
  2. Student will be able to design, install, service, maintain and troubleshoot residential and commercial HVAC systems.

General Education

Complete the following general education pattern:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core Requirements

Complete 28 units

HVACR 070A

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

2.5

HVACR 070B

Intermediate Refrigeration

2.5

HVACR 071A

Air Conditioning Components and Circuits

6

HVACR 071B

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

6

HVACR 071C

Air Conditioning Systems and Heat Pumps

6

HVACR 072A

Intro to Residential Gas Heating

2.5

HVACR 072B

Commercial Gas Heating Devices

2.5

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 5 units selected from:

ELEC 030

Fundamentals of Electricity

5

HVACR 071D

Commercial Air Conditioning Design and Operation

6

Area B - Complete 4 units selected from:

MECH 081

Metal Trade Layout and Forming

5

WELDING 010

Basic Welding for the Trades

4

Minimum Major Units Required: 37

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 61