Associate of Science
This program prepares students to install, repair and maintain refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment. Advanced courses develop more sophisticated design and application skills, such as estimating thermal loads, duct and hydronic piping design and controls for more complex circuits including digital control systems and pneumatics. CCAC's Heating & Air Conditioning program is available as a day or evening program at the CCAC–West Hills Center.
Graduates enter their field with skills and knowledge in electricity, heating, refrigeration systems, air conditioning systems and attention to green technologies.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Apply the skills for employment as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installer or technician.
- Design extended and reducing extended plenum duct systems.
- Design hydronic series loop and one-pipe systems.
- Estimate thermal loads.
- Analyze and troubleshoot advanced electrical and digital circuits.
- Analyze control theory concepts and pneumatics.
- Apply green building concepts.