Thursday – October 17, 2019

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (2019-2020)

(Official WTCS title: Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Architecture & Construction Career Cluster

Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 10-601-1

 

For Information: 414-297-6315
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500


Overview — Attain the in-demand skills and knowledge employers seek for technically trained individuals in sales, system design and layout, and supervision of equipment installation, maintenance and servicing.

The program provides the necessary background in mathematics, drafting, electricity and thermodynamics. You should have a high mechanical aptitude and be able to work in enclosed areas. People skills, manual dexterity, and the ability to analyze equipment operation are also important for this field.

You may take portions of the technical course HVAC2-116 Refrigeration 2 off campus for co-op credit if employment opportunities arise and the employer and instructor agree.

Career Pathway — The Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician technical diploma ladders into this associate degree program. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

 

Career Outlook — There is a constant demand for comfort systems, and trained air conditioning and refrigeration technicians are sought to operate and maintain these systems. As a graduate of this program, you may wish to pursue a four-year degree in HVAC engineering, or become an apprentice in the refrigeration or HVAC fields.


Program Learning Outcomes 

  • Install HVAC/R components
  • Service HVAC/R systems
  • Troubleshoot HVAC/R systems
  • Evaluate HVAC/R system designs


Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra
     

In addition, high school courses in mechanical drafting and electricity are desirable. 

 

Possible Careers
Air Conditioning Technician
Refrigeration Technician
Sales Representative
System Design Technician
System Designer
System Supervisor

 

Related Programs
Appliance Technician
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician
Preparatory Plumbing

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

HVAC2-109

Introduction to the HVAC Industry

1

 

(1)

HVAC2-110

Air Conditioning Fundamentals

3

 

(1)

HVAC2-113

Electrical Fundamentals 

3

 

(1)

HVAC2-132

Architectural and Mechanical Fundamentals

4

 

(2)

HVAC2-114

Electrical Controls and Systems ‡

4

 

(2)

HVAC2-115

Refrigeration 1 ‡

4

 

(2)

HVAC2-120

Heating Systems 1 ‡

 4

 

(3)

HVAC2-148

Heat Pumps ‡

 3

 

(3)

HVAC2-116

Refrigeration 2 ‡

 4

 

(3)

HVAC2-121

Heating Systems 2 ‡

 4

 

(3)

HVAC2-146

Digital Energy Management Systems ‡

 2

 

(4)

HVAC2-125

Control Application and Circuits ‡

 4

 

(4)

HVAC2-126

Air Conditioning Systems ‡

 3

 

(4)

HVAC2-144

Servicing and Troubleshooting Refrigeration and Air Conditioning ‡

      3

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

 3

 
    (or) Any 200-series ECON course    
         
 

ENG-151 and

Communication Skills 1 ‡

 3

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

 3

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG course

 

 

         
 

MATH-107

College Mathematics ‡

 3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series MATH course

 

 

         
 

NATSCI-169

 Energy in Nature, Technology and Society

3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

         
 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

 3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

         
 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

 3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed       3  

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

 

WELDTC-101

Welding Theory 1

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
 

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2019.