Ozark Catalog
Technical Certificates
Associate of Applied Science
Associate of General Studies

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.

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is accredited by HVAC Excellence, P.O. Box 491, Mount Prospect, IL 60056; telephone: (800) 394-5268; website: www.hvacexcellence.org.

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. Students will sit for the industry competency exam through HVAC Excellence Exam 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. A Certificate of Proficiency in facilities maintenance is available and may be applied to the Technical Certificate and/or Associate of Applied Science degree.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Curriculum in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Certificate
(36 semester credit hours)

Course # 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 Green Technology Class 2
BST 1003
or
ENGL 0303
or
ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
TMAT 1103 Technical Mathematics I (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
(prerequisite: ACR 1203 and ACR 1302)
2
ACR 2104 Heat Gain and Loss Green Technology Class
(prerequisite: ACR 1302)
4
Total 13
1st Summer
ACR 2112 Air Conditioning Service Green Technology Class 2
INT 2904 Internship (or approved elective) 4
Total 6

Curriculum in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology
(60 semester credit hours)

Course # 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 Green Technology Class 2
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (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
(prerequisite: ACR 1203 and ACR 1302)
2
ACR 2104 Heat Gain and Loss Green Technology Class
(prerequisite: ACR 1302)
4
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
3 hours Any Approved Social Science1 3
ACR 2112 Air Conditioning Service* Green Technology Class 2
ACR 2134 Boiler Operations Green Technology Class 4
COMS 1003

COMS 2003

BST 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
INT 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 Facilities Maintenance Certificate of Proficiency
(10 semester credit hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Facilities Maintenance is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in maintenance or construction related field. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Facilities Maintenance and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Facilities Management.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
FAC 2102 Electrical Applications 2
FAC 2104 Construction Fundamentals 4
FAC 2202 Carpentry 2
FAC 2212 Plumbing 2
Total 10
(To receive a Certificate of Proficiency, application must be made to the Office of Student Services. Students must be currently enrolled to request a Certificate of Proficiency be awarded.)

Curriculum in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Facilities Maintenance Option Technical Certificate
(36 semester credit hours)

Course # 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 Green Technology Class 2
BST 1003
or
ENGL 0303
or
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
TMAT 1103 Technical Mathematics I (or higher math) 3
FAC 2202 Carpentry (or approved elective) 2
FAC 2212 Plumbing (or approved elective) 2
Total 14
1st Summer
ICS 2123 Industrial Fluid Power 3
3 Hours Approved Elective 3
Total 6
(Suggested approved electives include: AST 1004, BST 1073, CRT 1124, ICS 1104, or ICS 1303)

Facilities Management Option

Curriculum in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Facilities Management Option Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology
(60 semester credit hours)

Course # 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 Green Technology Class 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
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 14
3rd Semester
3 Hours Approved Elective 3
BST 2143 Introduction to Management 3
BST 1303
or
COMS 1003
or
COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
ICS 2123 Industrial Fluid Power 3
3 Hours Approved Elective 3
Total 15
4th Semester
3 Hours Any Approved Social Science1 3
INT 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, BST 1073, CRT 1124, ICS 1104, or ICS 1303)
*Usually offered in Summer I term