Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Certified Technician Program
Adult Education CTE | Construction Trades | Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Ceritifed Technician Program in Long Island
Required Courses: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning I • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning II • Blueprint Reading • Gas Burner • Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling • EPA Seminar and Certification Test • Trade Electric Theory • Trade Electric IV – Motor Control • OSHA-30
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning I
Become a specialist in this vital aspect of the construction industry. RAC I is a comprehensive study of the fundamentals of refrigeration and air conditioning systems in both residential and commercial buildings. Learn the basics of refrigerant systems and their scientific cycle of operation. Become versed in light commercial air conditioning systems and chillers, cooling towers, and aircooled and water-cooled systems. Explore the operation of safety controls and determine methods of troubleshooting and diagnosing for successful repair when necessary.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning II
Continue your study in this progression which focuses on the maintenance and service of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Learn the functions of gauges, vacuuming, and pressure testing. Become competent in detecting leaks in water cooled equipment, water towers and basic chillers. Develop your professional skills such as teamwork and communication in the workplace for employability. Meet with counselors in our Employment Center for job opportunities.
Blueprint Reading is an essential skill in the construction industry. All projects begin with blueprints or plans. Mastering these maps of information is the key to building any type of structure. Learn the vocabulary, symbols and scales of these architectural drawings. Understand the dimensions, elevations, and projections of every floor plan. Determine details pertaining to every stage of the building process from inception to fruition. Incorporate this skill in your technical training to succeed in your construction career.
Continue your knowledge of heating systems with this in-depth study of Gas Burner. Study the physical properties of natural gas and how it is used in heating residential and commercial buildings. Learn the components of this type of system and the details of its operation. Become familiar with installations, diagnosing problems, and methods of repair work.
Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
Learn all about the regulations and codes pertaining to Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling equipment stipulated by the Environmental Protection Agency under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. You will participate in hands-on projects that utilize special machinery for recovering and recycling of refrigerant from sealed systems. Practice safety procedures for handling HFC-R410 Refrigerant within this training to become a certified technician. Develop professional skills such as customer service and realistic expectations for employment in this industry
EPA Seminar and Certification Test
The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning program culminates with a preparation seminar and the Environmental Protection Agency Technician Certification Exam. Gaining this certification enables you to become a technician with the ability to maintain, service, and repair commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
Become certified in:
Type I – small appliances; Type II – High Pressure and Very High Pressure; Type III – Low Pressure; and Universal – Types I, II , and III. Upon certification, meet with counselors in our Employment Center for job postings and assistance with resumes and applications.
Trade Electric Theory
Understand the ideology of the electrical component of the construction industry. Learn how various aspects of construction work together to successfully build structures. Learn the fundamentals of electrical circuits, the principles of Olms Law, and the practical knowledge of low voltage wiring and switches. This comprehensive study will enable you to move into more specialized areas of construction.
Trade Electric IV – Motor Control
Complete this program of Electrical Construction technical education with a focus on motor control. Learn the conditions of start, stop, manual, remote, and automatic controls. Develop hands-on experience constructing, energizing, and troubleshooting various situations with motor control circuits.Gain knowledge of specific National Electric Code (NEC) standards that apply to motors. Obtain a job in the electrical industry through our Employment Center.
The OSHA-30 course provides entry-level construction workers with general awareness of recognition and prevention of hazards on a construction site. OSHA recommends that you enroll in this safety certification program as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA29 CFR 1929. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of each job. Upon successful completion, you will receive a 30-hour Construction Safety Certification Completion Card.