Academic Catalog 2020-2021

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Heating,Ventilation & Air Cond (HVAC)

HVAC 1000 — Basic Refrigeration I   3 credit hours

This course covers the fundamentals of safety, basic refrigeration cycle, theory, thermodynamics, and types of refrigerants.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

HVAC 1020 — Residential Install Techniques   3 credit hours

This course covers methods and field practices to successfully operate, install, and maintain residential, light commercial and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. It includes system start-up procedures. Lab Fee.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

HVAC 1060 — Service Technique I Laboratory   3 credit hours

HVAC 1060 provides an opportunity to work on HVAC systems. It includes demonstrations in the proper understanding of the principles needed to repair and service equipment. It includes the use of copper tubing, gauges, refrigerant recovery systems, and evacuating and charging. Lab Fee.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Laboratory, Web

HVAC 1100 — HVAC Level 1   6 credit hours

This course is designed as the first training course for entry-level HVAC construction workers. Topics include an overview of the HVAC construction industry, HVAC safety, HVAC theory, and HVAC Skills. Corequisite/

HVAC 1200 — HVAC Level II   7 credit hours
HVAC 1510 — Basic Applied Electricity   3 credit hours

This course covers electrical theory, safety, Ohm’s law, alternating current, single-phase and three-phase power supplies, and motors. It introduces trouble-shooting of HVAC electrical systems.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Web

HVAC 1570 — Troubleshooting Techniques I   3 credit hours

This course covers field service techniques with both refrigeration tools and electrical meters. Student learn to identify and replace defective parts and to repair window units, refrigerators, ice machines, and other equipment. Lab Fee.

Pre-requisite(s): HVAC 1060

Schedule type: Independent Study, Web

HVAC 1580 — Troubleshooting Techniques II   3 credit hours

Students in this course learn advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. They troubleshoot and make repairs to split-system gas and electric air conditioning and heating systems. Lab Fee.

Pre-requisite(s): HVAC 1060

Schedule type: Independent Study, Web

HVAC 1590 — Electrical Schematics   3 credit hours

HVAC 1590 is the study of manufacturers’ wiring designs. Corequisite: HVAC 1510.

Co-requisite(s): HVAC 1510

Schedule type: Independent Study, Web

HVAC 2040 — Air Conditioning Controls   3 credit hours

Students in this course study fundamental controls used by manufacturers to operate equipment. Topics include basic, primary, secondary, and operating controls.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

HVAC 2100 — HVAC Level III   8 credit hours

This course focuses on servicing and troubleshooting HVAC systems. Topics include heating and cooling systems, as well as boilers and retail refrigeration appliances. Also covered is good customer relations.

Pre-requisite(s): HVAC 1200

HVAC 2200 — HVAC Level IV   8 credit hours

This course focuses on servicing and troubleshooting HVAC systems. Topics include how to maintain good indoor air quality (IAQ) and comply with established IAQ standards, energy conservation technologies, and interpretation of construction drawings and specifications associated with HVAC installations in new construction.

Pre-requisite(s): HVAC 2100

HVAC 2900 — Industry Co-op Work Pgm   7 credit hours

Assignments to air-conditioning companies allow students to work with trained technicians.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Internship/Coop, Web