Bakersfield College

HVAC/R Technology Courses Available for Spring 2019 at the Delano Campus!

Start your career in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) today! Classes are 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on. For more information, contact professor John Chicca at john.chicca@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

To find the Delano Campus, take Highway 99 north to Delano, and exit on Cecil Avenue. Head west on Cecil Avenue for 1.5 miles and turn left on Timmons Avenue.

Available Courses

HVAC B50 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

  • January 14 - May 10, 2019
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Instructor: John Chicca

This course is structured to introduce the student to the concepts of comfort and process air conditioning. The student will become knowledgeable in refrigeration systems applied to various types of air conditioning systems, basic electrical systems, sequence of operation, air distribution, humidity control, and the fundamentals of various types of heating systems. The students will learn from lecture and lab projects where they will be introduced to real world systems and components.

HVAC B52 - Electricity Applied to HVAC

  • January 14 - May 10, 2019
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Instructor: John Chicca

This course introduces students to: electron flow theory, magnetism, electrical generation, power distribution, conductors, insulators, fuses, motors, and motor controls applied to air conditioning and refrigerating systems. The students will learn read, draw, and interpret electrical schematics. This course also includes engagement in lab projects, and simulations where students will acquire basic diagnostics and troubleshooting techniques.