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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Program Chair
Kenneth Beeler
Air Conditioning Bldg
(479) 508-3333
kbeeler@atu.edu

The air conditioning and refrigeration industry offers a bright future for people who wish to prepare for entry into this profession. This field includes sales, installation, maintenance, service and operation of equipment not only in residential settings, but also in commerce and industry. The need for air conditioning and refrigeration service technicians will continue to expand with the growth of computer applications into the industrial fields. This program also places emphasis on Green Technology initiatives and incorporates an emphasis on PV arrays and wind turbines.

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus offers a technical certificate in air conditioning and refrigeration (36 hours) and an associate of applied science in general technology with an option in air conditioning and refrigeration (60 hours) in a completely equipped shop. Students are required to take the EPA Certification Test. Industry competency exams such as The NATE exam and the HVAC excellence exams are available to the student prior to graduation.

The Facilities Maintenance/Management program offers training in addition to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration course work to enable graduates to pursue broader employment opportunities. Course work prepares students for careers in facilities and grounds maintenance fields. Students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree will be better prepared to pursue positions that will lead to promotion and management positions in the facilities and grounds maintenance fields.

Air Conditioning
and
Refrigeration

Curriculum in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
ACR 1203 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
ACR 1205 Tubing and Piping 5
ACR 1301 Industrial Safety in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1
ACR 1302 Basic Compression and Refrigeration 2
BUS 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
BUS 1023

MATH 0803
Business Mathematics
or
Beginning Algebra (or higher math)
3
Total 17
Spring
ACR 1222 Industrial Controls 2
ACR 1503 Electronic Components 3
ACR 1602 Schematics 2
ACR 2102 Residential Systems 2
ACR 2104 Heat Gain and Loss 4
Total 13
1st Summer
ACR 2112 Air Conditioning Service 2
ACR 2904 Internship (or approved elective) 4
Total 6

Curriculum in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
ACR 1203 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
ACR 1205 Tubing and Piping 5
ACR 1301 Industrial Safety in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1
ACR 1302 Basic Compression and Refrigeration 2
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra (or higher math) 3
Total 17
2nd Semester
ACR 1222 Industrial Controls 2
ACR 1503 Electronic Components 3
ACR 1602 Schematics 2
ACR 2102 Residential Systems 2
ACR 2104 Heat Gain and Loss 4
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
ACR 2112 Air Conditioning Service* 2
ACR 2134 Boiler Operations 4
COMS 1003

COMS 2003


BUS 1303
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Application
or
Introduction to Computers
3
Total 12
4th Semester
ACR 2114 Industrial Refrigeration 4
ACR 2124 Sheet Metal 4
ACR 2904 Internship (or approved elective)* 4
WLD 1403 Welding for Trades and Industry 3
Totals 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
*Usually offered Summer I term

Facilities Maintenance Option

Curriculum in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Facilities Maintenance Option Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
ACR 1203 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
ACR 1205 Tubing and Piping 5
ACR 1301 Industrial Safety in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1
ACR 1302 Basic Compression and Refrigeration 2
BUS 1003

ENGL 0303


ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
WLD 1302 Metallurgy 2
Total 16
Spring
ACR 1222 Industrial Controls 2
ACR 1503 Electronic Components 3
ACR 1602 Schematics 2
BUS 1023

MATH 0803
Business Mathematics
or
Beginning Algebra (or higher math)
3
FAC 2202 Carpentry (or approved elective) 2
FAC 2212 Plumbing (or approved elective) 2
Total 14
1st Summer
ELT 2123 Industrial Fluid Power 3
FAC 2203 Facilities Analysis and Troubleshooting (or approved elective) 3
Total 6
(Suggested approved electives include: AST 1004, BUS 1073, CRT 1124, ICS 1104, and ICS 1303)

Facilities Management Option

Curriculum in Air Conditionin/Refrigeration Facilities Management Option Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
ACR 1203 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
ACR 1205 Tubing and Piping 5
ACR 1301 Industrial Safety in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1
ACR 1302 Basic Compression and Refrigeration 2
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
WLD 1302 Metallurgy 2
Total 16
2nd Semester
ACR 1222 Industrial Controls 2
ACR 1503 Electronic Components 3
ACR 1602 Schematics 2
FAC 2202 Carpentry (or approved electives) 2
FAC 2212 Plumbing (or approved electives) 2
MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra (or higher math) 3
Total 14
3rd Semester
ACR 2134

ELT 2115
Boiler Operations
or
Programmable Controllers
4
or
5
BUS 2143 Introduction to Management 3
COMS 1003

COMS 2003

BUS 1303
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
or
Introduction to Computers
3
ELT 2123 Industrial Fluid Power 3
FAC 2203 Facilities Analysis and Troubleshooting (or approved electives) 3
Total 16 or 17
4th Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
ACR 2904 Internship* 4
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
FAC 2222 Grounds Maintenance (or approved electives) 2
WLD 1403 Welding for Trades and Industry 3
Total 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements". (Suggested approved electives include: AST 1004, BUS 1073, CRT 1124, ICS 1104, and ICS 1303)
*Usuallly offered in Summer I term