All candidates must have completed Technology 1 and Electrical 1 Courses.
This course represents the fundamentals and aspects of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by all persons wishing to work in the air conditioning and/or the refrigeration fields. This course forms the second stage and as such is imperative the all persons complete the course. Technology 2, 3 and the diploma course follow. No previous knowledge or experience is required. The course has a full theory and practical component.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will have the understanding of the Fundamentals of airconditioning, Superheat setting and the importance there of, sub-cooling, Pressure switch setting determination and actual setting on an installation, Basic refrigeration commissioning techniques and procedures, Types of refrigeration systems, Types of air conditioning systems, evaporative coolers, air conditioning components, heating, Critical charging student has the opportunity to further his studies. The range of study progresses through air conditioning and refrigeration to and including large central plants.
Examples of Skills:
Fault finding / basic commissioning / walk in fridges / freezer / air con units / critical charging / humidity / recovery of refrigerants/ servicing/ belt drives tensioning and alignment / couplings / bearings / various systems and their operation and application / controls and safety devices / vapor barriers / evaporative cooling installation.