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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 5
Electrical Applications

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21 or 22 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

The course focuses on basic electrical theory and training in installing, servicing, trouble-shooting, and operating electrical control systems for air conditioning. Single phase and three phase air conditioning and refrigeration systems are covered in classroom discussions and laboratory assignments.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Control Systems

4 units; 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21 or 22 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course explores control system theory, electrical components, and complex control systems with emphasis on supervisory control systems which employ direct digital, proportional, and integral control modes. Theoretical problems and practical lab experience needed to diagnose electrical problems and safety to make the necessary repairs are emphasized. The course provides a foundation in the skills required to analyze and service basic circuits as well as complex analog control circuitry.

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Solar Basic's (PV & Solar Thermal)

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an introductory course in solar thermal and Photovoltiaics (PVs). Topics covered include solar components, passive solar systems, active solar systems, solar hot water and solar electricity. Students will learn solar history, how solar panels work, changing Direct Current (DC) voltage to Alternating Current (AC) voltage, applications of the National Electric Codes (NEC) and best solar locations and energy savings.

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Air Conditioning Fundamentals

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to air conditioning and refrigeration theory and provide an overview of the skills needed for employment in the industry. Topics introduced include safety, air conditioning system operation and components, brazing, electrical applications, service tools, and equipment. Laboratory projects and exercises related to lectures and demonstrations will be assigned.

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Basic Refrigeration

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students are provided basic instruction in refrigeration covering the principles and their application to domestic and commercial refrigeration systems. Soldering and brazing copper to copper and copper to steel with air-acetylene and oxygen- acetylene methods, use of hand tools, electric meters, and test equipment are included.

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Commercial Refrigeration Applications

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21 or 22 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of repair, adjustment, testing and rebuilding of commercial refrigeration and ice machines. Commercial system servicing problems and control devices are studied as related to freezing and cooling applications.

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Residential Air Conditioning

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21 or 22 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the fundamentals of cooling, heating and ventilation for residential air conditioning systems. Lab activity includes the use of air conditioning test equipment, installation, repair and maintenance of various types of air conditioning systems. Students will learn various techniques of troubleshooting electrical and mechanical problems.

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Heating Technologies

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 21 or 22 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the principles of gas, electric, radiant and boiler operated heating systems. Classroom discussions focus on maintenance, repair and service techniques for furnaces, steam and hot water boilers. Laboratory exercises emphasize the use of test instruments and safety controls.

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Electric Controls

2 units; 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 or 21 or 22 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers electrical components and circuitry for single zone air conditioning controls. Theoretical principles and practical lab experience needed to diagnose electrical problems and safely make necessary repairs are emphasized. The course provides a broad foundation in the skills required to analyze and service basic circuits to the more complex analog single zone control circuitry.

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Fundamentals of Pneumatic Controls

2 units; 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab Prerequisite: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 or 21 or 22 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of basic fundamentals of pneumatic control heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. Lecture and laboratory material will include types of control systems, installation, calibration and maintenance.

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HVAC Customer Service

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) customer service. Topics covered include communication skills, problem solving, and quality service attitude. Students will learn vital workplace skills through designed exercises as well as how employers evaluate these skills in their employees.

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Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:
Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time): Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major
Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately): Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan; enrollment limited to one other class during the semester; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

 

 Last Published 2/7/11