A graduate of this program should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to do technical work in a variety of heating, cooling, and plumbing and refrigeration fields; apply safety standards and understand and work with technical developments in the industry.
- Apply concepts of algebra and physics in the layout, design, development, and analysis of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems.
- Identify and demonstrate correct use of tools, materials, and equipment used in the trade.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blueprints and use blueprints when installing equipment.
- Troubleshoot heating, cooling and refrigeration equipment using standard troubleshooting procedures.
- Write clear, concise, legible, and accurate technical reports using technical English and apply verbal communication skills in job-related activities.
- Read and interpret electrical schematics and use schematics when installing and repairing equipment.
- Estimate the cost of an installation and design and lay out an effective system for a specific location and use.
- Demonstrate a responsible attitude in relationships with employers and co-workers and toward the world of work.
- Demonstrate an awareness of and respect for customers and employer relations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the operation and use of hermetic, reciprocating, and centrifugal compressors.
- Apply basic knowledge of airflow, ventilation, and energy conservation concepts to the design of systems, using modern building design and solar energy technology.
- Install, service and repair hydronic heat systems, controls, and heat distributing units.
- Install and troubleshoot residential and commercial electrical, pneumatic, and electronic HVAC control systems.
- Use microcomputers to design, monitor and control HVAC/R systems in commercial buildings.
- Demonstrate knowledge of gas and oil-fired boilers and heat pump installation and service