Refrigeration & AC Repair Technician


The Refrigeration and A.C. Repair Technician program is designed to train students for an entry-level position in the air conditioning / refrigeration industry. The program includes a theoretical and a hands-on course in the installation, basic, design, maintenance, and repair of residential and commercial refrigeration, air condition, and heating equipment along with office fundamentals.

Program Description

This consists of a skill-oriented program where the student is introduced to the fundamentals of refrigeration, principles, and application of electricity, operation and function of air condition systems. This program will also cover refrigeration systems, and commercial refrigeration.

Entrance Requirements or Prerequisites

The student must have a High School Diploma or its recognized equivalent (GED). Students who do not have a High School Diploma, or who have not passed the General Education Development (GED) Test, but are beyond the compulsory age of education in the State of Florida, and who have demonstrate that they posses Ability to Benefit (ATB) from the training offered must pass the ATB exam with a minimum score of 14/50 for the Scholastic Level IV entrance exam.


2 Terms - 28 CR/HR, 840 CO/HR + 60Hrs outside work CO/HRS. 42 Weeks.

Program Outline  
AC 102Fundamental of Electricity23030605
AC 103Principles and Appl. of Electricity I2303060-
AC 104Principles and Appl. of Electricity I2303060-
AC 105Electric Motors23030605
AC 106Fundamental of Refrigeration I2303060-
AC 107Fundamental of Refrigeration II2303060-
AC 205Air Conditioning Systems I23030605
AC 206Air Conditioning Systems II23030605
AC 209Commercial Refrigeration I230306010
AC 210Commercial Refrigeration II230306010
AC 211Domestic Refrigeration I230306010
AC 212Domestic Refrigeration II230306010
AC 213HVAC Blue Print & Project Estimator2303060-
AC 214Domestic Appliance2303060-
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1 - Books and supplies are purchased by the student

2 - This program requires 60 clock hours of outside work

Course Description  

AC 102 Fundamentals of Electricity

An introduction to the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism. Topics include electronic theory of matter, sources of electrical energy, simple electrical circuits, Ohm's law and the use of Ohm's law in the solution of series and parallel, AC and DC circuit problems (including the concepts of inductance and capacitance; and power factors). Other topics include: wire sizes, electrical protection, fuses, breakers, overload, transformers, etc. In the lab students will learn how to use the ohmmeter and the am perimeter.

AC 103 Principles and Applications of Electricity I

Study the basic components of electric systems. Refresh the use of pressure gages, electrical testing devices. Review rules on safety and Electrical diagrams from units. Check electrical components, logic procedures to locate faults electrical and mechanical.

AC 104 Principles and Applications Of Electricity II

A study of electrical circuits in heating and refrigeration systems. Topics include: electrical symbols, following schematics on real circuits, the hermetic compressor, determining the Common (C), Run (R), and Star (S) of the compressors, etc. Students will practice troubleshooting of compressors that are burned, grounded or with wrong resistance, and starting a compressor without capacitors. Other topics include the electrical systems control of central units, relays, thermostats, overload protectors transforms. Students in the shop will practice on the electrical circuit of an air conditioning unit.

AC 105 Electrical Motors

Course offers an introduction to basic concepts of electrical motors, its applications, electrical diagrams, automatic controls, and troubleshooting. It also explains variable speed motors. The student will learn how to troubleshoot typical mechanical and electrical problems.

AC 106 Fundamentals of Refrigeration I

Course offers an introduction to basic concepts of temperature, energy, heat, specific heat, conversion of temperature. It also offers the basic concepts of matter, states of matter, density, gas laws, atmospheric pressure, pressure gages and refrigeration components. The student will also learn about refrigerant regulation and handling.

AC 107 Fundamentals of Refrigeration II

Course offers Understand boiling point of the refrigerant, EPA regulation, Understanding recovery, recycle, and reclaim and purpose of tubing and piping. Review recovery recycles and reclaim. Explain refrigerant codes. LEED principles and green choices, and refrigerant codes.

AC 205 Air Conditioning Systems I

A study of the basic concepts of the refrigeration and A/C cycle and identify the A/C functions and components, compressor, condenser, evaporator, and mufti tester. The function study A/C on summer and on winter and evaporator and condensers. The use of copper tube table to select the diameter of tubes.

AC 206 Air Conditioning Systems II

A study of the installation and operation of the different types of air conditioning systems. Topics include: basic mechanical components, types of A/C systems: split, package window units, heat pump units, rooftop units, gas unit, the installation, cleaning of compressors, evaporators and condensers.

AC 209 Commercial Refrigeration I

An introduction to refrigeration components, including their function and construction. Topics include: compressors, evaporators, condensers and the refrigerant flow control used in the system, heat exchange, accumulators, filters, sight glass, thermostat, and pressure control.

AC 210 Commercial Refrigeration II

An introduction to refrigeration components, including their function and construction. Topics include: heat load system, design, superheat calculations, receivers, and how the refrigerant leaves the system, removal of the refrigerant with recovery system, evacuation vacuum pump, and refrigerant recharging after the system has been repaired. In the shop students will learn to use manifold gauges and practice troubleshooting systems.

AC 211 Domestic Refrigeration I

This course studies the refrigeration system of a room air condition unit. Topics include: electrical system, cleaning methods, and troubleshooting common problems.

AC 212 Domestic Refrigeration II

This course studies the domestic refrigerators and freezers. Topics include: electrical system, cleaning methods, troubleshooting common problems, the air distribution system of a refrigerator, electrical diagrams, defrost timers, heaters, thermostats and freezers. In the shop students will practice troubleshooting electrical and mechanical components.

AC 213 HVAC Blue Print

HVAC blueprint reading is reviewed in relation to each of the curriculum's systems: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The symbols and specifications pertaining to each system are explained so that they can be followed in the system's installation and repair. Overview of National Codes and Standards will be discussed.

AC 214 Domestic Appliance

Students will learn dishwasher operation, electrical components, water components, installation and troubleshooting of dishwashers, and control panel switches installation and repair. Student will also learn garbage disposal operation, trash compactor operation and troubleshooting. Introduction to fuel oven operation gas and electrical, range operation, cook top operation, and micro overview.

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