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Service Curriculum

Service Curriculum

Below is an outline of the service curriculum.

Table: Program Outline
Program Year Semester Curriculum
1st Year 1st Semester
  1. OSHA Certification
  2. Use and Care of Tools
  3. Basic Refrigeration and Basic Science
  4. Basic Related Trade Math
1st Year 2nd Semester
  1. First Aid and CPR, EPA Section 608
  2. Basic Rigging and Basic Electrical Fundamentals
  3. Soldering and Brazing
  4. HVAC Preventative Maintenance procedures
2nd Year 1st Semester
  1. R-410A Safety & Training, Pressure Enthalpy, Metering Devices
  2. Water cooled and Evaporative condensers, Cooling Towers
  3. Fundamentals of Electricity, Ohms Law, Electrical Diagrams
  4. Electrical Conductors, hands on wiring projects, Multimeters.
2nd Year 2nd Semester
  1. TXV Trouble shooting, System Diagnostics, Capacity Control.
  2. Semi-hermetic Compressors, Tare-Down & Repair, Heat Pumps.
  3. Customer Service, A/C Motors, Circuit Protection, Impendence.
  4. Motor Controls, Capacitors, Transformers, Circuit Breakers.
3rd Year 1st Semester
  1. Basic HVAC Controls, Symbols, Diagrams, Components
  2. High & Low Voltage Wiring, 3-phase Motors, Pump Down Circuits.
  3. Controlling Head Pressure, System Accessories, Valves
  4. Hot Gas Bypass, Bearings, Compressors & Heat Exchangers
3rd Year 2nd Semester
  1. Pressure controls, Lead/ Lag Systems, Smoke Detectors.
  2. Basic Pneumatic Controls, Dampers, Controllers, Thermostats.
  3. VRF Systems, Medium & Low Temp, Refrigeration, Ice Machines
  4. Piping Design, Refrigeration accessories, Food & Product Storage.
4th Year 1st Semester
  1. Electronic Components, Wiring, Speed Control & Safeties, Alarms
  2. VFD Terminology, Building Automation, Programming Parameters
  3. Pumps & Chiller Maintenance, Pump Alignment, Centrifugal Theory
  4. Centrifugal & Screw Compressors, Chilled Water Flow
4th Year 2nd Semester
  1. Industrial Motor Controls, 3-phase Transformers, Magnetism
  2. Indoor Air Quality, Air Distribution, Fluid Flow, Automatic Controls
  3. Digital Controls, Sequence of Operation, Thermistors, Transducers
  4. Chiller Control Panel Navigation, Automation Software
5th Year 1st Semester
  1. Industrial Motor Controls, 3-phase Transformers, Magnetism
  2. DC Power Supplies, Rectifiers, Diodes, Triacs, Digital Inputs/outputs
  3. Industrial chiller service and maintenance, Centrifugal Tare Down
  4. Laser Alignment Technology, Rotary Screw Compressor Tare Down
5th Year 2nd Semester
  1. Types of Industrial Starters (wye-delta, part-winding, solid state)
  2. Variable Speed Motors, 2-speed Motors, Wiring Projects
  3. Magnetic Compressor Technology, Industrial Chiller Controls
  4. Digital Scroll Compressors, Chiller Control Panel Navigation

*Actual program curriculum is at the discretion of the ARPEC Administrators and Education Committee.