SLCC General Catalog

Refrigeration JATC Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

Refrigeration fitters through the JATC Committee program do contract and custom installation, maintenance and services and repair of refrigeration and refrigerated and/or air conditioning units and systems. Work may include new construction and remodeling and repair of existing building units. A journeyman may specialize in either installation or as a service technician. The position requires extreme precision, good manual and finger dexterity, independent judgment, and considerable strength and agility. This program is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The national JATC curriculum has been adopted by the local sponsors and adherence to this and all other registering and licensing bodies must be strictly followed. An apprentice must have the approval of the JATC before registering for classes.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs.   Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program.  The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs.  For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.  All electricians and plumbers must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, (801) 530-6628.

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Refrigeration JATC Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements

All incoming apprentices must make application with and be approved by the JATC prior to registration for class.

Total Program/Course Fees

$10.00 per class

Note: Apprenticeship programs are NOT eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts:

  1. on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft;
  2. classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

QS requirement is satisfied through program required coursework.

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)

Choose three credits from two of the following distribution areas.

Course

 

Credits

 

 

  Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

  Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

  Humanities (HU)

3

 

  Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

  Physical Science (PS)

3

 

  Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (45 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

RFA 1250

Refrigeration Basic Elec

2

 

RFA 2300

Electrical Controls

2

 

RFA 2310

Steam Systems

2

 

RFA 2350

Refrigeration I

2

 

RFA 2400

Air Conditioning I

2

 

RFA 2410

Troubleshooting

2

 

RFA 2450

Chillers

2

 

RFA 2500

Shop Projects

2

 

RFA 2510

Evaporators, Compressors, Condensers

2

 

RFA 2520

Refrigerant Controls

2

 

RFA 2530

Start, Test and Balance I

2

 

RFA 2540

Start, Test and Balance II

2

 

RFA 2560

Instrumentation, Process Cntrl

2

 

RFA 2570

Pneumatic Controls

2

 

RFA 2580

Air Conditioning II

2

 

RFA 2590

Refrigeration II

2

 

RFA 2600

Advanced Electricity & Electronics

2

 

RFA 2610

Test Prep-Refrigeration

2

 

 

Sample Schedule

Contact the JATC for the most current RFA/PFA course schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

PFA 1150                         

2 

PFA 1110                                  

2

PFA 1250                         

2 

RFA 2590                                  

2

RFA 2350                         

2

RFA 2600                                  

2

Total

6

Total

6

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

PFA 1260                         

2 

PFA 1111                                  

2

RFA 2400                         

2 

RFA 2580                                  

2

Total

4 

Total

4

3rd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

RFA 2450 

2

RFA 2410 2
RFA 2570 

2

RFA 2510 2

Total

4

Total

4

4th Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

PFA 1170 2 PFA 1211 2
PFA 2311 2 PFA 2441 2
RFA 2300 2 RFA 2520 2

Total

6

Total

6

5th Year Schedule

Fall Semester 

Spring Semester

PFA 2158  2 PFA 1210 2
PFA 2161 2 PFA 2571 2
RFA 2530 2 RFA 2540 2

Total

6

Total

6

6th Year Schedule

Fall Semester 

Spring Semester

CM 3 HR 2-3
ENGL 1010 3 Distribution 6

Total

6

Total

8-9

Advising Notes

The classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given. A student must complete each class with a C or higher grade to move on to the next level. The JATC will schedule the RFA and PFA courses. For more information on when the RFA and PFA courses will be taught, please contact the JATC. It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Refrigeration JATC Technology is also available.  For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge.
  2. Communicate Effectively.
  3. Develop quantitative literacies.
  4. Think critically and creatively.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
  7. Develop computer and information literacy.
  • Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

2, 3, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Apprenticeship Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 226

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4066

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.