Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology

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Program Mission

The Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology program's mission is to serve the community as a learning-centered, open door program that provides technical training to meet the demands of the industry and the needs of the individual. An open-exit option allows the students to identify their career objectives and participate in program exploration.

Program Description

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Program prepares students for employment as technicians in the design, operation, service, repair, installation and sales of these systems and equipment. The program combines theory with extensive practical hands-on training designed to simulate the actual work environment and skills needed to excel in this challenging field. Labs aff ord the student the opportunity to install, repair, and/or operate actual field equipment, such as commercial package and split system A/C; liquid chillers; commercial ice machines; and domestic equipment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the RAC program, students will be able to:

  • Gain employment in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning;
  • Demonstrate positive work habits and attitudes; and,
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills required for the repair and maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment according to National Standards.

Program Prerequisite or Co-requisite

  • ENG 19 and/or ENG 21, OR "C" or higher in ESL 13 & 14, OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23
  • MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 24/50/53

Degrees That Can Be Earned

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)

Cost of Textbooks/Supplies

The cost of textbooks, supplies, meters, and tools is approximately $800.

Gainful Employment Information

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Faculty & Staff

  • Derek Oshiro, Professor, CC, Email, 845-9484
  • Allen Tateishi, Associate Professor, CC, Email, 845-9224