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Air Conditioning /Heating /Refrigeration (KACC)

Certificate of Completion
955 Hours

This program is designed to prepare students for future employment in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration (HVACR) industry. The program consists of required core training courses and elective courses designed to allow students to determine which area of the HVACR industry they would like to specialize in.

Throughout training, students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate, thereby certifying, their skills by participating in nationally recognized tests which provide “Employment Ready” certifications. "Employment Ready" certifications confirm the student's grasp of the critical skills needed for entry level technicians in the HVACR industry. 

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 49-9021.00 Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  • 49-9021.01 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics
  • 49-9021.02 Refrigeration Mechanics

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $2,129.65
  • Student Fees: $143.25
  • Lab Fees: $205.00
  • Books/Supplies: $1,066.84

Total Estimated Cost: $3,584.74
(subject to change without notice)

Certification Tests (as needed):

  • EPA 608: $65.00
  • EPA 608 Study Guide: $12.95
  • EPA 410A: $45.00
  • EPA 410A Study Guide: $20.00
  • EPA 609-Auto: $20.00
  • Rocky Mountain Gas Association: $85.00

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Requirements

TABE or TRANSCRIPT (Basic Skills Assessment):

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.0

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Air Conditioning/Heating/Refrigeration

Other

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

Available Class Schedule

Meadowbrook Campus

250 West 3900 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mon & Wed 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Recognize and recall the safety rules and practices as they apply to the HVACR industry and identify the tools used in the HVAC trade.

1, 4

Identify and apply the basic electricity theory and characteristics of electric circuits and demonstrate how to use electrical test equipment in obtaining correct electric circuit measurements

 

1, 3, 4

Explain, describe and demonstrate the basic thermodynamic principles, the principles of temperature and pressure, the principles of the basic refrigeration cycle, basic system components and perform proper refrigeration system diagnosis.

 

1, 4

Explain, describe and analyze the combustion theory and the application, operation and control of combustion fired furnaces and demonstrate the need for carbon monoxide safety and testing.

 

1, 4

Develop, interpret and demonstrate proper customer soft skills needed for success in the HVAC field.

1, 2, 4, 6

Analyze, construct and apply wiring diagrams to properly control different types of residential HVAC equipment including furnace, air conditioners, heat pump systems, different types of residential motors and different types of light commercial equipment motors, including variable motor drives.

1,4

Prepare for the EPA 608 exam by reviewing and memorizing the information given and then applying this knowledge to the EPA 608 exam. Prepare for the Rocky Mountain Gas Association (RMGA) exam by reviewing and memorizing the information given and then applying this knowledge to the RMGA exam. These certifications are a must to be able to buy and work with refrigerants and to work on gas fired

1, 3, 4

Demonstrate ability to rebuild, startup, test and correct the efficiency of different types of furnaces and to properly install, recovery, evacuate and recharge residential air conditioning systems.

1, 4

Compute, demonstrate and practice the proper way to do HVAC heating and cooling load calculations for proper equipment selection and proper duct design for heating and cooling systems after a proper load calculation.

1, 3, 4

Recognize and identify different types of commercial aid conditioning systems, and heating systems including rooftop units, chillers, boilers, air handlers and split systems.

1, 4

Demonstrate, explain and identify the refrigeration cycle and components as they apply to commercial refrigeration applications and explain the proper process for commercial refrigeration system, retrofitting, recovery, evacuation and charging.

1, 4

Demonstrate your level of knowledge base by developing a personal choice project that applies the skills learned throughout the program and is focused on energy efficiency or by entering into an externship with a local HVAC company to assisting to perform semi-skilled and skilled routine HVAC job tasks.

1, 4

Required Courses: (875 Clock Hours)

Course

Title 

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

KACC 0100

Safety Fundamentals

10

A

KACC 0205

Basic Electricity for HVAC

80

A

KACC 0235

Basic Refrigeration

80

A

KACC 0245

Fundamentals of Gas Heating

80

A

KACC 0247

HVAC Customer Soft Skills 

20

A

KACC 0248

EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling

20

A

KWRK 0515

Job-seeking Skills

15

A

KACC 0253

Air Cond & Refrig Controls

80

A

KACC 0255

Refrigeration Applications

80

A

KACC 0305

Residential HVAC Applications

140

A

KACC 0310

RMGA Exam Preparation

20

A

KACC 0410

Commercial HVAC Systems

140

A

KACC 0445

Commercial Refrigeration

80

A

Elective Courses: (Choose one for 80 Clock Hour)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KACC 0500

Capstone Project

80

A

KACC 0990

HVAC Externship

80

A

Salt Lake Community College

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Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

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