The HVAC/R with PLC Diploma Program offers the student the technical and practical knowledge and skills to perform installation tasks, service and repairs in heating, refrigeration and air conditioning situations. Our HVAC school program also incorporates a computer component: Programmable Logic Controller (PLC.)
Graduates from this program will be able to ﬁll positions as refrigeration technician in manufacturing, construction ﬁrms, and refrigeration and air conditioning companies, as well as own their own business. At the end of the program graduates are eligible to sit for the certiﬁcation exam:
- EPA 608 Universal
- OSHA 10
- High School Diploma or a recognized equivalent.
- No previous knowledge in refrigeration and A/C is required.
HVAC School Core Diploma Courses:
HVAC school curriculum offers a wide range of courses combining classroom study and hands-on learning. Additionally, Success Strategies and Career Development Classes are included in the HVAC/R overall training program.
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Industrial SafetyThis course emphasizes the fundamental concepts related to safety and health in the industrial, manufacturing, and servicing industries. Prevention and remedial measures to face accidents caused by electric shocks, and toxic gases inhalations are discussed. Regulation of the Department of Labor and OSHA applicable to these industries is also covered.
Applied MathematicsThe basic operations of mathematics, such as: sum, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimal and fractions are reviewed. The application of the basic concepts of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, the graphs and solution of numerical problems applied to the technology are then developed
Basic Electricity (DC-AC)This course is for technical program students needing to apply the basic concepts of electricity in order to operate instruments and equipment to carry out occupational projects. In the first portion, Direct Current Circuits (DC), the students will get acquainted the theories, parameters, and devices which are necessary to design, modify, and built direct current electric circuits. In the second portion, Alternate Current Circuits, the students will study the theories related with generators, transformers, the concept of inductance and its effect in AC circuits, alternate current sources identification, sinusoidal signals, capacitance, filters and impedance.
Electrical Instrumentation I-LabThis course is designed to apply the discussed theories in the course below, by means of the construction of circuits of current direct and it alternates. The suitable use of measuring instruments is emphasized and tests. It is verified by means of measurements, the theories and properties of electrical circuits of direct current. The relations will settle down between energy, the electrical charges, the voltage, current, resistance and power. In the part of application of theories and properties of the alternating circuit emphasis will occur in the use of: oscilloscope, power plants, generators of signals and others. In addition, the student will use inducers, transformers and other electrical devices
Digital ElectronicsThe student is introduced to various digital subsystems (logic assemblies) and their use in digital computing and control systems, and is provided with the analytical tools necessary to perform analyses and problem diagnosis. Topics include multi-vibrators, flip flops, counters and shift register, systems and applications, digital subsystems using integrated circuit logic chips encoding/decoding techniques, and memory systems.
Refrigeration and AC PrinciplesIntroduction to the basic refrigeration cycle, thermodynamics, application of pressure-enthalpy diagrams and major refrigeration components and systems. Refrigerant properties, transferring, evacuation and system recycling, pressure, vacuum, heat, heat measurement, heat transfer, specific, sensible latent heat, states of matter, gas laws, pressure-temperature relationship of liquids and vapors, pressure-temperature relationship of refrigerants, compressor construction, condensers evaporators, refrigerant mastering devices, refrigerant characteristics and lubrication.
Domestic Refrigeration and A/CIn this course the student studies the residential refrigeration cycle. This include, compressor types and operation, defrost methods, frost-free systems, hot gas and electric heat defrost, condensate disposal, room air-conditioner cycle and operating characteristics. Psychometric, measuring of relative humidity is covered. Use of psychometric charts is also introduced.
Commercial refrigeration and A/CIn this course the student studies the commercial refrigeration cycle. This includes sizing and selection of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, familiarization of flow controls, pump down systems, defrost cycles (hot gas and electric), head pressure controllers, selection and installation of high, medium and low temperature systems.
Mechanical Instrumentation-LabThis is a laboratory course to acquaint students with the basic principles of mechanical system of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, the tools, instrumentation and techniques used today in the industry. This includes general procedures of security and a basic technique to conservation of equipment is also discussed.
Heat Pumps and Related SystemsTheory, diagnostics, and repair procedures for heat pumps and other related systems are discussed and practiced.
Codes and RegulationsThe National Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Codes and the corresponding Supplements FOR the State of Florida are covered in detail. This course prepares the student for the “Refrigeration, Heating and AC Board Examinations” of the State where the college is located.
Domestic Equipment-LabThis is a laboratory course in which students are instructed in diagnosis, maintenance, installation and repair of residential air conditioning systems and refrigerators. Students will learn safety procedures, installation of gauges, temperatures and pressure measurements, the using of sling psychomotor to measure relative humidity, test for refrigerant leaks, and to troubleshooting air conditioning and refrigeration systems mechanically.
Commercial A/C Equipment-LabThis is a laboratory course in which students is instructed in testing, maintenance, installation and repair commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems. This includes electrical and mechanical familiarization of high, medium and low temperature systems such as ice cube, ice fleers, thermo bank, display cases, dual temperature systems, grocery cabinets, and water towers.
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)This course is designed to study the theory and programming of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). It establishes the programming using logic circuits, diagrams of stairs and its conversion to mnemonics of the PLC language.
Programmable Logic Controller Units-LabThis is a laboratory where the student will put in practice the theory described in class PLC described above. The programs will settle using “handheld” and computer. Diverse connections will settle down and faults will be identified and corresponding adjustments.
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