Air Conditioning Instructor

Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Air Conditioning Instructor

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 4/20/2017 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Fresno City College

Start Date: 08/10/2017

Essential Functions:
Reporting to the Dean of Applied Technology, the Air Conditioning Instructor will:

  • Teach subject areas in Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVAC/R) and Environmental Controls. Typical courses include instruction in:
    • safety, hand tools and use of instruments;

    • basics of mechanical refrigeration, medium and low temp refrigeration, refrigerants, evacuation, charging, recovery;

    • basic and advanced electricity, single and 3 phase power, motors, controls, control strategies;

    • airflow measurement;

    • use of psychometrics as a diagnostic tool;

    • gas fired (natural and LP) heating systems;

    • flame control technologies;

    • heat pumps;

    • resistance heat;

    • Uniform Mechanical/Plumbing Code and National Electrical Code as related to Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Environmental Controls;

    • basic sheet metal fabrication;

    • residential duct system layout and design;

    • air conditioning and refrigeration system installation;

    • technician preparation for HVAC/R certification exams.

  • Duties may include assignments in a variety of instructional settings, modalities (including on-line) and times, including evenings and weekends;

  • Participate in program review, student learning outcome development, & assessment to improve student learning;

  • Assist in the operation of the air conditioning program budget, facilities, and programs;

  • Attend departmental, division, and faculty meetings including workshops;

  • Assist in recruiting and advising students;

  • Work with local air conditioning companies in the development and placement of on-the-job student internships;

  • Participate in departmental co-curricular activities such as clubs and related events;

  • Organize and maintain an active advisory committee;

  • Develop reports and work with FCC Institutional Research to maintain data on enrollments, course completion, and outcome achievements;

  • Perform duties related to CCPT and Perkins grant that include dual enrollment objectives;

  • Serve on college committees and attend division and department meeting activities as needed;

  • Attend regional and state level professional conferences and meetings regarding dual enrollment;

  • Assist in the advancement of the institutional mission and goals; and

  • Otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Include a bachelor’s degree and two years full-time appropriate professional experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree and six years full-time appropriate professional experience; OR
  • A valid California Community College credential; OR
  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

    All candidates must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Include teaching experience;
  • related work and professional experience;
  • Training and practical experience in all aspects of HVAC/R and Environmental Controls;
  • Evidence of the ability to involve students in practical applications of instruction as it is related to the industry;
  • Experience working with students of various ages and cultural, economic and educational backgrounds;
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes;
  • Commitment to professional growth;
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Membership in professional HVAC/R organizations;
  • Additional licenses and/or certifications including:
    • EPA Section 608, Type 1 & 2;
    • California Licensed Contractor C20 and/ or C38;
  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification in the following areas:
    • Air Conditioning;
    • Heat Pumps;
    • Gas Furnace;
    • Air Distribution;
  • Earned Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) status by passing the:
    • Certificate Member Exam (CM) and/ or a Certificate Member Specialist Exam(s) (CMS);
    • Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA), Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) and/ or Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO);
    • to a lesser extent, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Industry Competency Exam (ICE) and/ or ESCO entry-level technician examinations passed; and
  • knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.

Conditions of Employment:
177 duty days per year.

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $54,029 - $81, 342 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2726. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:

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