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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Apprenticeship Refrigeration JATC Technology: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Apprenticeship Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, CT 274
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-4066

www.slcc.edu/apprenticeship
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Taylorsville Redwood Campus CT 249, (801) 957-4550

Program Faculty: Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.

Program Description: Refrigeration fitters through the JATC Committee program do contract and custom installation, maintenance and services and repair of refrigeration and refrigerated and/or air conditioning units and systems. Work may include new construction and remodeling and repair of existing building units. A journeyman may specialize in either installation or as a service technician. The position requires extreme precision, good manual and finger dexterity, independent judgment, and considerable strength and agility. This program is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The national JATC curriculum has been adopted by the local sponsors and adherence to this and all other registering and licensing bodies must be strictly followed. An apprentice must have the approval of the JATC before registering for classes.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship. All electricians and plumbers must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, (801) 530- 6628.

Career Opportunities: Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information: Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Refrigeration JATC Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements: All incoming apprentices must make application with and be approved by the JATC prior to registration for class.

Once apprentices are approved by the JATC, they may complete the getting started steps outlined here: http://www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions/index.aspx

Total Program/Course Fees: $10.00 per class

Estimated Cost for Students: Tuition per semester: http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-and-fees.aspx

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion: Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft; (2) classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge.
2 - Communicate Effectively.
3 - Develop quantitative literacies.
4 - Think critically and creatively.
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
7 - Develop computer and information literacy.
1. Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2. Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills. 2, 3, 4, 5

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits


  • QS requirement is satisfied through program required coursework.

Communication (CM) 3 Credits


  • Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


  • Any approved HR course

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)


Choose three credits from two of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Sample Schedule


Contact the JATC for the most current RFA/PFA course schedule

Total: 6


Total: 6


Total: 4


Total: 4


Total: 4


Total: 4


Total: 6


Total: 6


Total: 6


Total: 6


Total: 6


Spring Semester


  • HR 2-3
  • Distribution 6

Total: 8-9


Advising Notes:


The classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given. A student must complete each class with a C or higher grade to move on to the next level. The JATC will schedule the RFA and PFA courses. For more information on when the RFA and PFA courses will be taught, please contact the JATC. It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note:


A Certificate in Refrigeration JATC Technology is also available. For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, CT 274, (801) 957-4066.

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