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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology 1

Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction

Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework Gainful Employment Disclosure | Brochure – English | Folleto – Español

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration and ventilation industry. The student should obtain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification prior to leaving school in order to be employed in any job that requires work with refrigerants. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of the heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry and demonstrates elements of the industry such as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, the underlying principles of technology, and health, safety and environmental issues.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster. The program provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills and knowledge.

The content includes, but is not limited to, designing, testing, and repairing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and cooling (HVAC) systems.

Certificate Of Achievement

A certificate of achievement is issued upon the completion of program standards based on each Occupational Completion Point (OCP).

Certificate Of Completion

A certificate of completion is issued to program completers who obtain all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s) and pass the basic skills requirements for the program.

Course Number: ACR0041

Occupational Completion Point: A

A/C, Refrigeration, And Heating Helper – 250 Hours – SOC Code 49-9021

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

01.0 Demonstrate the importance of health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance.

02.0 Identify, use, and maintain the tools and tool accessories used in the heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.

03.0 Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills.

04.0 Demonstrate a practical knowledge of basic electricity and of the electrical components of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment.

05.0 Troubleshoot heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration electrical control systems and their components.

06.0 Select and test electrical generation and distribution components for commercial heating and air conditioning systems.

07.0 Maintain, test, and troubleshoot electrical motors and their components for commercial heating and air-conditioning systems.

08.0 Troubleshoot and wire electrical motors and their components.

09.0 Operate solid-state electronics as used in heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

10.0 Evaluate single-phase and three-phase power as used in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.

11.0 Explain the function of basic electronics.

After successful completion of this course, students will have met OCP A and earn an A/C, Refrigeration and Heating Helper Certificate.

Course Number: ACR0043

Occupational Completion Point: B

A/C, Refrigeration, And Heating Mechanic Assistant – 250 Hours – SOC Code 49-9021

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

12.0 Read construction documents.

13.0 Describe the history and concepts of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration.

14.0 Demonstrate science knowledge and skills.

15.0 Explain the properties of matter and heat behavior.

16.0 Analyze fluids, pressures, refrigerants, and related codes.

17.0 Evaluate heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration system components and accessories.

18.0 Select appropriate commercial compressors.

19.0 Test and adjust commercial evaporative condensers.

20.0 Maintain, testing, and troubleshoot commercial evaporators.

21.0 Fabricate and service the piping, tubing, and fittings used in the heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.

22.0 Explain the importance of employability and entrepreneurship skills.

After successful completion of this course, students will have met OCP B and earn an A/C, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic Assistant Certificate.

Course Number: ACR0047

Occupational Completion Point: C

A/C, Refrigeration And Heating Mechanic 1 – 250 Hours – SOC Code 49-9021

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

23.0 Identify basic principles of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation piping sizing.

24.0 Utilize and operate mechanical refrigeration servicing and testing equipment.

25.0 Assist in the installation of a residential heating and air-conditioning system and determine start-up procedures.

26.0 Conduct start-up and check-out procedures for mechanical heating and air-conditioning systems.

27.0 Demonstrate a working knowledge of refrigerants and oils.

28.0 Interpret, use, and modify construction drawings and specifications.

29.0 Conduct system start-up and shut-down.

30.0 Design heating and cooling systems.

After successful completion of this course, students will have met OCP C and earn an A/C, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic 1 Certificate.

Basic Skills (If Applicable)

In Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) programs offered for 450 hours or more, in accordance with Rule 6A-10.040, F.A.C., the minimum basic skills grade levels required for post-secondary adult career technical students to complete this program are Mathematics 10, Language 9, and Reading 9. These grade level numbers correspond to a grade equivalent score obtained on a state designated basic skills examination.

Laboratory Activities

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.

Points And Grades

The following grading scale will apply to all courses within the program: 90 –100 A | 80 – 89 B | 70 –79 C | 60 – 69 D | 59 or less F

Total Program Cost

$2.56 per Hour + Materials + Fees (In-State Career / Technical Education Program Rate)

$10.25 per Hour + Materials + Fees (Out-of-State Career / Technical Education Program Rate)