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Heating and Air Conditioning

Program Length

4 - Week
Two Semesters
Three Semesters
Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Certificate of Completion
Career Certificate
Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Program is designed to prepare the  student for employment and advancement in the field of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration.

It is the objective of this course to present basic principles, to develop correct work  procedures, and to train in the basic skills necessary for advancement in the field of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, a student will be prepared to secure employment with businesses which install or service air conditioning, heating, or refrigeration systems and equipment or to become self employed.

What is RETA?

The Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA), founded in 1910, is an international society of individuals and companies involved in the design, operation and service of industrial refrigeration systems. Its purpose is to provide education and training, as well as networking benefits, to both experienced operators and those who have recently entered this rapidly expanding field.

CARO - Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator

CARO is an entry-level credential that is designed to demonstrate that an operator has sufficient knowledge to work under supervision in industrial refrigeration. There is no minimum experience requirement for CARO. The exam assesses mastery of concepts and principles in RETA’s Industrial Refrigeration I and the ammonia safety chapter in Industrial Refrigeration IV (chapter 7).

CIRO - Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator

CIRO requires documentation of at least two years of experience as an industrial refrigeration operator. It assesses more advanced concepts, principles and applications required to supervise industrial refrigeration operations. CIRO measures mastery of applied refrigeration system operations and troubleshooting based on principles and knowledge addressed in RETA books: Industrial Refrigeration (IR) I · IR II (systems) IR IV (plant operation and safety) Basic Electricity (BE) I · Basic Electricity (BE) II (ladder diagrams).

Click this link to see what RETA is all about and the pathways that will take a student to a successful career. https://reta.com/page/certification

Note*

Ammonia Refrigeration only This is a four week class for Industrial Refrigeration I and 4 week class for Industrial Refrigeration II. These classes can be one of the instructor approved electives for an associates degree or just simply take these two classes for a certificate of completion from Jones and RETA certified. If you have any questions please contact Robert Adams at robert.adams@jcjc.edu.

Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.

Robert Adams
Instructor
Industrial Services Building Room 122
(601) 477-4112
robert.adams@jcjc.edu

Shan Cargile
Instructor
Industrial Services Building Room 122
601) 477-4241
shan.cargile@jcjc.edu

ACT 1124 – Basic Compression Refrigeration
An introduction to the field of refrigeration and air conditioning. Emphasis is placed on principles of safety, first aid, thermodynamics, and heat transfer, recovery and lubricants. Four semester credit hours: One hour lecture and six hours lab.

ACT 1133 – Tools and Piping
Various tools and pipe connecting techniques. Covers tools and test equipment required in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 1214 – Controls
Fundamentals of gas, fluid, electrical, and programmable controls. Four semester credit hours: One hour lecture and six hours lab.

ACT 1313 – Refrigeration System Components
An in depth study of the components and accessories of a sealed system including metering devices, evaporators, compressors, and condensers. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 1713 – Electricity for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Basic knowledge of electricity, power distribution, components, solid state devices, and electrical circuits. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 1813 – Professional Service Procedures
Business ethics necessary to work with both the employer and customer. Includes resume, record keeping, and service contracts. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 2325 – Commercial Refrigeration
A study of various commercial refrigeration systems. It includes installation, servicing, and maintaining systems. Five semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and six hours lab.

ACT 2413 – Air Conditioning I
Residential air conditioning including indoor air quality. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 2424 – Air Conditioning II
A continuation of Air Conditioning I as an in depth course in the installation, startup, and maintenance of air conditioning systems to include residential and commercial. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 2433 – Refrigerant, Retrofit, and Regulations
This course covers regulations and standards for new retrofit and government regulations. Includes OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, local, and state codes. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 2514 – Heating Systems
This course covers various types of residential and commercial heating systems. Includes gas, oil, electric, compression, and hydraulic heating systems. Four semester credit hours: Two hour lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 2624 – Heat Load and Air Properties
Introduction to heat load calculations for residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Includes air distribution, duct sizing, selection of grills and registers, types of fans, air velocity, and fan performance. Introduces air testing instruments and computer usage. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ACT 2914 – Special Project in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
A course designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in technical courses. The instructor works closely with the student to ensure that the selection of a project will enhance the student’s learning experience. Four semester credit hours. Two hours lecture and four hours lab.