Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Heating Programs:
Technical Standards for admission, progression, and graduation
The following technical standards describe the non-academic qualifications required for entrance to, continuation in, and graduation with a Plumbing, Heating, & Pipefitting or Refrigeration & Air Conditioning certificate, or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning or an Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degree in Plumbing & Refrigeration from SUNY Delhi. Candidates must be able to meet these minimum standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, for successful completion of certificate/degree requirements.
General: Apply theories and principles for proper installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of cooling components and systems.
- Understand textbooks, handouts, diagrams, and charts.
- Visualize three-dimensional objects.
- Take measurements and do conversions.
- Interpret readouts on meters, gauges, scales, and other measurement devices.
- Identify names and functions of cooling components.
- Explain operating characteristics of cooling systems.
- Relate concepts of physics, chemistry, and electricity to operations of cooling systems.
- Identify tools and materials.
- Follow safety procedures.
- Inspect and test cooling components and systems.
- Recognize indicators of malfunctions.
- Draw conclusions based on a review of findings.
- Formulate service or repair plan.
- Perform procedures according to proper specifications.
General: Use sensory cues to conduct inspections and tests to determine causes of failures, and respond properly.
- Interpret readouts on meters, gauges, and other measuring devices.
- Distinguish identifying colors of wires, knobs, and other objects.
- Recognize and compare shapes and forms of objects.
- Detect and respond to indicators of malfunctions.
- Select appropriate materials, tools, and equipment for maintenance and repairs.
General: Possess sufficient physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to safely handle electrical and mechanical parts.
- Operate necessary tools, equipment, and machinery.
- Remove and replace failed components.
- Position and maneuver in confined spaces to do repairs.
- Work at varying heights.
- Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary.
General: Communicate effectively to gather and convey information.
- Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
- Express information coherently.
General: Behave appropriately and safely in a cooperative learning environment.
- Fulfill personal and shared responsibilities.
- Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
- Exercise good judgment.
- Follow safety procedures.
General: Function safely in a refrigeration and air conditioning lab.
Work for prolonged periods exposed to:
- Extreme noise
- Extreme heat
- Sharp tools and materials
- Electrical equipment
- Chemicals and toxins
- Dust and fumes
- Machinery with moving parts
- Slippery or uneven surfaces
- Variations in lighting