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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

Basic Refrigeration

Formerly Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning;
Formerly Basic Refrigeration: 1. Introduction to Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and 2. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Piping Practices

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: describe the major components of vapor compression refrigeration systems; describe the basic refrigeration cycle; perform heat load calculations for water using the sensible and latent heat formulas; explain concepts of heat transfer, temperature, pressure, matter, and energy as related to refrigeration; explain the purpose of a pressure enthalpy diagram; define psychrometric terminology; use psychrometric charts; cut flare, and swage copper tubing; perform soft and hard soldering techniques on copper tubing use appropriate safety procedures; describe the operation of a basic refrigeration cycle; perform heat transfer calculations for water using sensible and latent heat formulas; utilize the concepts of heat transfer, temperature, pressure, and energy as related to refrigeration; learn psychrometric terminology and how to plot the properties of air using a psychrometric chart; cut, flare, bend and swage copper tubing; and use an air-acetylene torch to join or repair copper tubing while applying appropriate safety procedures. 


Major topics include: basic refrigeration cycle; pressure, temperature, heat transfer, matter and energy; pressure enthalpy diagrams; psychrometric diagrams, tubing operations - cutting, flaring, and swaging; soft and hard soldering; tube bending; steel to copper soldering; and safety procedures. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as a general elective in a non-technical curriculum OR in the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours (2 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).