Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Up Your Cool(ing) Factor at DCC
Every industry relies on the modern day creature comforts of refrigeration and air conditioning. Gain a valuable skill and prepare for employment with DCC's Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology certificate program. The new Mechatronics Lab at DCC @ Fishkill features a dedicated HVAC Lab, with a training focus on refrigeration and heat pump systems, so you’ll graduate with the experience you need to start your career!
year (2 semesters of classes) to earn your certificate
straight to work installing, repairing and maintaining equipment
What You'll Study in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Program
DCC equips you with the specialized knowledge you'll need for entry-level employment in the field of commercial air conditioning and refrigeration.
In just two semesters, you’ll be qualified to start installing, repairing and maintaining equipment. The certificate will prepare you for positions in food markets and processors, offices, apartments, manufacturing plants, schools and more.
You'll emerge from DCC ready to apply your knowledge of residential air conditioning systems and light commercial refrigeration systems. You'll also learn to safely work with refrigerants and familiarize yourself with the tools and instruments of the trade.VIEW FULL CATALOG
ACR 101: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I
An introduction to the theory of operation of simple refrigeration and air conditioning systems
PHS 115: The Fundamentals of Electricity
Explore electricity’s fundamental principles, including voltage, current, resistance and power
ENT 131: Technical Drawing
Learn 3-dimensional sketching, orthographic projection, sectioning, isometric presentation and more