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Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is focused on closing the gap from students to technicians with our commitment to top-quality coverage of fundamentals and the latest technology. This classic is an excellent blend of theory, skill development, and service techniques to help you learn how to install and service refrigeration and HVAC systems. Technical content has never been more up-to-date. A logical and progressive organization, rich learning pedagogy and features, a superior art program, and readability contribute to Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning's highly accessible nature. This edition has been revised with improved instructional design to help teach and retain students. Included are improved assessments and enhanced content on fundamentals such as electrical theory and troubleshooting. Relevant career and workplace readiness content prepares students for a successful career in the HVACR industry.
About the Author
Dan Bracciano graduated from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career in HVACR at the Warren Schools Career Center, graduating in HVACR, and worked in the HVACR field performing air conditioning installations and domestic and commercial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning service. Mr. Bracciano has 26 years of experience working in design development and manufacture of HVAC systems for Fiat/Chrysler, Mitsubishi Climate Control, and Alternative Energy Corporation. He holds several patents in the field, including a patent for a Modular Hermetic HVAC system. Mr. Bracciano is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS). Gloria Bracciano received a Bachelor degree in Education, a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Education Specialist degree in Administrative Leadership. She completed coursework in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration through Oakland and Macomb Community Colleges. Ms. Bracciano has worked in the field of education for over twenty-five years and has held positions as both university professor and administrator. She was the Provost of Gulliver Schools. Ms. Bracciano specializes in development and implementation of innovative curriculums and has presented at local, state, and national conferences. Ms. Bracciano is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE), Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), and the American Technical Education Association (ATEA). Alfred Bracciano received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education with Certification in Vocational Education from Wayne State University in Michigan. He also earned a Masters degree in Secondary Education and a Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision. Mr. Bracciano was employed as a teacher of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for twelve years. He then became Director of Career and Technical Education for Warren Consolidated Schools in Warren, Michigan. He taught Community Resources Workshops for Michigan State University and presented at conferences throughout the country. Mr. Bracciano is a life member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), and the American Technical Education Association (ATEA).