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Construction Technology Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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The degree, which includes instruction in business skills, can lead to self-employment or employment as an assistant to engineers in an industrial or business facility, or as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic, a furnace installer, oil burner mechanic or gas furnace mechanic with cooling and heating dealers, contractors or utility companies. 
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

117

Funding Options

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Courses

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

15 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

Program Core Requirements

40 CH
Air Conditioning
AIR CON 101
Intro Air Conditioning I 3
Fundamentals of heat and measurement; intensity, quantity and modes of flow; factors of comfort studied and explored in relation to design of a system in connection with function of that system. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 102
Intro Air Conditioning II 3
Refrigeration, its theory, systems, components, and control as applied to air conditioning; study of refrigeration equipment, including function, selection, proper installation, maintenance, and service. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 103
Duct Design And Layout 3
Conventional low velocity duct design; high velocity air distribution design and systems using sophisticated design techniques; layout techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (AIR CON 101 and AIR CON 102) or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 104
Equipment and Systems Controls 3
Pneumatic, electric, and electronic controls and control systems; selection and design of control systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 105
Owner-Contractor Management 3
Fundamentals of management techniques for air conditioning dealers, contractors, and entrepreneurs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 120
Introductory Laboratory 2
Shop and laboratory safety, use of hand tools for air conditioning, refrigeration and heating, use of meters, instruments and gauges. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 150
Intro To Refrigeration 3
Servicing, installation, reinstallation, warranty, and troubleshooting of home and commercial refrigeration systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 151
Commerical Refrigeration 3
Selection, maintenance, installation of commercial refrigeration. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Air Conditioning 150.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 155
Refrigeration Laboratory 2
Gauges, meters, and troubleshooting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 158
Commercial Refrigeration Laboratory 2
Installation of components and complete systems, service and maintenance of those components and systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 160
Intro to Principles of Heating 3
Warm air systems, hot water systems, steam systems, gas fuel, oil fuel, and coal fuel at both residential and commercial levels; control systems and their installation, maintenance, service and sub-electrical systems and their service. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 165
Heating Laboratory 2
General study of domestic and commercial systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Engineering
ENGR 115
Engineering Communications-Blueprint Reading 3
For students in technical and non-technical curricula; principles and practices involved in interpretations of engineering graphics communications; emphasis on machine and structural graphic communications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Mathematics
MATH 107-2
Math For Technicians I 4
Designed to provide mathematical tools for students in terminal technical curricula. Emphasis is on practical aspects of mathematics and less upon the theoretical. Topics include elementary algebra operations, simultaneous and quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, logarithms, introduction to trigonometry, vectors, and use of calculator. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

7 CH
Air Conditioning
AIR CON 106
Sheet Metal I 3
Fabrication and installation of ducts used in air conditioning, ventilation and heating systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 107
Welding I 3
Techniques of welding and cutting different metals under a variety of conditions. Students will learn to weld, butt, edge, lap and fellet joints. Oxy-acetylene, oxy-propane and carbon arc methods are employed. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 121
Advanced Laboratory 2
Covers meters, instruments, and troubleshooting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 156
Domestic Refrigeration Laboratory 2
Domestic and hermetic servicing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
AIR CON 204
Advanced Control Systems 3
Theory, maintenance and repair of advanced electrical, mechanical and electronic controls and control systems. Design techniques of control systems explored. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Air Conditioning 104.
Offered at: Kennedy-King

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

 

  CH
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