Construction & Design Technologies
Articulation Agreement: Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)

Requirements

  • Complete each RSES training unit with a final exam score of 75% or higher.
  • Complete the required General Education courses (list below) at Penn College.
  • Show written proof of a minimum of 2 years wage-earning experience in addition to the RSES courses required to establish competency in the occupation.

Students who transfer to Penn College are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements of their chosen degrees, including the established minimums that dictate the number of credits that must be completed at Penn College.

Enrolled students may request to be awarded an associate's degree upon completion of the necessary graduation requirements for that degree.

Course Transfer Equivalencies

General Education Courses

These courses are evaluated individually and must be completed at Penn College.

Penn College
  Total Credits:  54
Course Number Course Title Number of Credits
ENL 111 English Composition I 3
MTH 180 College Algebra & Trig I 3
MTH 182 College Algebra & Trig II 3
  Fitness & Lifetime Sports Elective 1
CSC 124 Information, Technology & Society 3
PHS 103 Physics Survey 3
ENL 201 Technical & Professional Communication 3
  Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/
Applied Art/International Field Experience Elective
3
  Science Elective with Lab 4
SPC 201 Interpersonal Communication 3
  Fitness & Lifetime Sports Elective 1
  Humanities Elective 3
MGT 115 Principles of Management 3
PHL 210 Ethics 3
  Art Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
MGT 249
or
MGT 330
Small Business Management

Managerial Decision Making
3

HVAC Design Technology Major Courses

These courses will substitute as a block. Major-specific courses are not evaluated individually. Students completing all of the listed courses from RSES will receive credit for all of the listed Penn College courses in their respective semesters.

RSES Courses PCT HVAC Design Technology Courses
        Total Credits: 53
Course Number Course Title Hours Course Number Course Title Number of Credits
  Heat Pump Training Course 128 ACR 111 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
Heating Unit 1 Heating Fundamentals 36 PLH 112 Mechanical Systems I 5
Heating Unit 2 Electric Heating 36 ELT 250 HVAC/R Electricity 5
Heating Unit 3 Gas Heating 32 ACR 236 Air Conditioning Systems I 3
Heating Unit 4 Oil Heating 36 ACR 238 Air Conditioning Systems I
(Load Calculations)
2
Heating Unit 5 Hot Water Heating 38 ACR 118 Print Reading and Interpretation 1
Heating Unit 6 Steam Heating 38 ELT 252 HVAC Controls I – Residential 4
R/AC Unit 1 Principles of Refrigeration 32 PLH 236 Basic Heating Systems
(Installation)
3
R/AC Unit 2 Compressors, Condensers and Cooling Towers 36 PLH 238 Basic Heating Systems
(Heat Loss Calculation & System Design)
2
R/AC Unit 3 Evaporators and System Components 38 ACR 249 Advanced HVAC System Service 3
R/AC Unit 4 Tools Controls and Troubleshooting 42 ACR 251 Warm-Air Heating and Duct Design 3
R/AC Unit 5 Air Conditioning Principals 37 ELT 253 HVAC Controls II – Commercial 4
R/AC Unit 6 Heat Transfer and Distribution 32 PLH 244 Hydronic Heating Systems 4
Electricity Unit 1 Introduction to Electricity 25 **ACR 124 Refrigeration Applications Commercial Systems Equipment 4
Electricity Unit 2 Electrical Components 32 **ACR 126 Refrigeration Applications Commercial Installation Service 4
Electricity Unit 3 Basic Electronics 40 ACR 119 HVAC Automated Design 1
Electricity Unit 4 Troubleshooting Components 44      
Electricity Unit 5 Troubleshooting Residential Equipment 48      
Controls Unit 1 Fundamentals of Controls 30      
Controls Unit 2 Pneumatic Controls 40      
Controls Unit 3 Electromechanical Controls 40      
Controls Unit 4 Basic Electronics for Controls 40      
Controls Unit 5 Electronic Proportional Controls 40      

**Satisfy Commercial Refrigeration Elective Requirement

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