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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Apex Technical School | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Formerly Advanced Refrigeration
(Advanced Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems)
150 hours (5 weeks); includes approximately 75 hours of supervised shop experience.
24-02 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY.
March 1994 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course students should be able to: explain the principles and operation of a cooling tower; learn cooling tower shutdown and startup procedures; explain the principles and operation for a heat pump system; learn how to maintain and repair common problems found in a heat pump system; learn about gas fired heating furnaces, including startup and troubleshooting procedures for the gas valves, sensors, and components; students will construct, a hermetic analyzer that they can take into the field to test hermetic compressors; learn current EPA regulations in preparation for the type 608 EPA exam that is given at the end of the segment.


Major topics include: cooling towers: operation, maintenance, components, electrical and piping diagrams; cascade refrigeration systems: operation, components, electrical and piping diagrams; heat pumps: operation, components, reversing valves, electrical and piping diagrams, troubleshooting electrical and mechanical problems; electrical inspections of air conditioning units; hermetic analyzers; absorption systems with ammonia and lithium bromide cycles; EPA regulations. Students are prepared to sit for the EPA Type 608 certification exam upon completion of this course.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours (3 lecture, 1 shop) in HVAC and Refrigeration Technology or Mechanical Technology (12/98) (12/03 revalidation) (1/09 revalidation) (12/13 revalidation) (12/18 revalidation) (12/23 revalidation).