Course Descriptions

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HVAC-161

HVAC/R Principles

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed to explore the common aspects of HVAC/R technology. Discussion will focus on such topics as psychometrics, air distribution and balance, as well as system installation and controls. This is a required class in the HVAC/R program. Current industry professionals who want to update skills are invited to take this class as a stand alone course. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: HVAC-161L HVAC-165 HVAC-167

HVAC-161L

HVAC/R Lab I

Credit(s): 5

This course provides an opportunity to apply and practice the theories taught in HVAC/R Principles, HVAC/R Electrical, and HVAC Heating Systems. Safety principles and procedures used in the field are also emphasized in this lab class. Students enrolled in the HVAC/R program are required to take this class concurrently with theory classes. Of the required 5 credits, a maximum of 2 credits can be substituted in an approved internship/co-op with instructor permission. Lab: 10 hours per week
Corequisites: HVAC-161 HVAC-165 HVAC-167

HVAC-165

HVAC/R Electrical

Credit(s): 4

Basic electrical safety and electrical theory such as Ohms Law, circuit schematics and circuit characteristics/symbols will be discussed as it applies to DC and AC circuits in the HVAC/R industry. Basic control circuits, sequence of operation for basic HVAC/R applications and electric motor theory, as well as specific information on HVAC/R electrical component devices will also be covered. Both electrical testing and troubleshooting methods are taught and practiced. HVAC/R professionals are invited to take this class as a refresher to update skills. Students enrolled in the HVAC/R program are required to take this class as part of their program. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Corequisites: HVAC-161 HVAC-161L HVAC-167

HVAC-167

HVAC Heating

Credit(s): 4

This course will focus on basic heat transfer theory and concepts. Specific areas of study include the different mediums used for heat transfer, electric heat systems, and fossil fuel systems (natural gas, propane and fuel oil). Residential and light commercial system applications will be made throughout the program. Industry professionals who want to update skills are encouraged to take this class as a stand alone course. Students enrolled in the HVAC/R program are required to take this class as part of their program. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Corequisites: HVAC-161 HVAC-161L HVAC-165

HVAC-171L

HVAC/R Lab II

Credit(s): 5

This lab provides students an opportunity to apply and practice the theories taught in HVAC Systems, HVAC/R Heating, HVAC/R Codes and Licenses, and HVAC/R Principles. Safety principles and procedures used in the field will be a major focus. Students enrolled in the HVAC/R program are required to take this class concurrently with theory classes. Of the required 5 credits, up to 2 credits can be substituted in an approved internship/co-op with instructor permission. Lab: 10 hours per week
Corequisites: HVAC-175 HVAC-177 HVAC-180

HVAC-175

HVAC/R Systems

Credit(s): 4

HVAC systems that utilize the refrigeration cycle will be the main focus of this class. Refrigeration, as it applies to air conditioning, typical operation conditions, heat pumps, room air conditioners, and furnaces, as well as AC combined, will be covered. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore troubleshooting methods for HVAC systems. Students enrolled in the HVAC/R program are required to take this class as part of their program. Industry professionals who want to update skills are encouraged to take this class as a stand alone course. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Corequisites: HVAC-171L HVAC-177 HVAC-180

HVAC-177

Refrigeration

Credit(s): 4

This course will introduce students to the refrigeration cycle. In addition, it will concentrate on the major components and flow control devices that are used in a refrigeration system. Major topics covered will include refrigeration and refrigerants, system evacuation, refrigerant management, system charging, evaporators, condensers, compressors, and flow controls. Focus will also be placed on applications and system troubleshooting practices. Students enrolled in the HVAC/R program are required to take this class as part of their program. Industry professionals who want to update skills are encouraged to take this class as a stand alone course. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Corequisites: HVAC-171L HVAC-175 HVAC-180

HVAC-180

HVAC/R Codes and Licenses

Credit(s): 3

This course provides information needed to successfully pass the Gas Fitter License exam and the EPA refrigerant license for the Type II level. Students will have the opportunity to take both of these exams during the semester. Students enrolled in the HVAC/R program are required to take this class as part of their program. Current industry professionals that want to update skills are invited to take this class as a stand alone course. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: HVAC-171L HVAC-175 HVAC-177