Advanced HVAC/R - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Diploma - 35 credits

About this program
Students in this program will gain the skills and knowledge to service and maintain commercial refrigeration equipment, which includes walk-in coolers and freezers, grocery store coolers and ice-makers. Students will gain skills in layout, installation and repair. Employment opportunities exist with manufacturers, engineers, contractors and specialized service firms. Students learn to research and develop applications of more efficient, cost-effective equipment and procedures. The knowledge to design, install and maintain these special environments for people, products and perishables is essential today.
Program outcomes
  1. Exhibit industry safety practices and procedures.
  2. Troubleshoot and repair residential and commercial refrigeration appliances.
  3. Qualify for refrigeration recovery, recycling and retrofitting certification.
  4. Apply installation procedures for residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
  5. Apply system evacuation and recharging procedures.
  6. Apply soldering and brazing procedures and techniques.
  7. Design and interpret electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
  8. Exhibit effective communication skills.
  9. Demonstrate computer utilization skills.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440