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Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating Technology (AS)

Thank you for your interest in our online survey. We would like your feedback about the quality of the degree program from which you hired a New England Tech graduate.

Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey. As you will see the survey asks you to evaluate the program and not to evaluate an individual employee. Your response will enable us to assess the strengths of the college's program and to continue to improve it in the future.

If you have any questions or would prefer to speak with me about the survey or the program, please call me at (401) 739-5000 or 1-800-736-7744.

Patricia Blakemore, Director of Career Services

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The Associate in Science degree in Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating Technology (RACH) identifies the abilities listed below as important to success in the field. Please respond to the statements below rating each one with the level of your agreement.

Upon graduation from the RACH program, the grad was able to: 

1. Explain the transfer of heat by conduction, convection, and radiation. 
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2. Discuss sensible heat and latent heat.  
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3. Discuss the applications for low, medium and high temperature refrigeration.  
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4. Describe the function of the compressor, evaporator, condenser and metering device in a refrigeration system.  
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5. Discuss the procedures used for brazing copper tubing.
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6. Troubleshoot a system using an electrical schematic diagram.
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7. Explain the proper use of a VOM meter and a clamp-on ammeter.
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8. Describe the various motors used in the HVAC industry and state where they would be used.  
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9. Order, purchase and describe all types of piping, fittings, valves used in the installation of residential heating and cooling systems, as well as the components of oil and gas burners, furnaces, boilers, air handlers and condensing units. 
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10. Recognize violations of mechanical codes as related to heating and air conditioning systems and recommend changes necessary for compliance with those codes.
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11. Convey written information clearly and effectively in a socially acceptable manner that is easily understandable to others.
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12. Express ideas and messages orally to others in a clear, concise and effective manner.
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13. Identify causes, problems, patterns or issues and explore workable solutions to improve situations.
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