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HVAC 101 REFRIGERATION I

Fall, 2 credit hours

The fundamentals of refrigerating and air conditioning equipment are the emphasis of this course. Students study the basic refrigeration cycle and the function of each component; compressor, condenser, evaporator and metering device.

HVAC 102 REFRIGERATION I LAB

Fall, 3 credit hours

Students apply knowledge of the basic refrigeration cycle and the function of each component; compressor, condenser, evaporator and metering device in laboratory experiments. Use of hand and power tools is stressed in laboratory work. Students cut, bend, solder, braze, flare, and swage cooper tubing. Flowing nitrogen is stressed during brazing operations.

Corequisite: HVAC 101

HVAC 103 HEATING SYSTEMS I

Fall, 3 credit hours

The fundamentals of heating equipment are the emphasis of this course. Students study basic heat transfer and the application of different fuels used in the heating industry.

HVAC 104 HEATING SYSTEMS I LAB

Fall, 2 credit hours

The fundamentals of heating equipment are the emphasis of this course. Students study basic heat transfer and the application of different fuels used in the heating industry. Safe use of hand and power tools is stressed in laboratory work.

Corequisite: HVAC 103

HVAC 105 HEATING SYSTEMS II

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course covers the procedures and materials required to install residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning equipment. Field piping and electrical wiring installation is studied. Material takeoffs are performed utilizing building plans, and from field measurements. Thermostats and control equipment is also covered.

Prerequisite: HVAC 103 Heating Systems I, and HVAC 104

HVAC 106 RESIDENTIAL & LIGHT COMMERCIAL INSTALLATION

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course covers the procedures and materials required to install residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning equipment. Field piping and electrical wiring installation is studied. Material takeoffs are performed utilizing building plans, and from field measurements. Thermostats and control equipment is also covered.

Prerequisite: CONS 151

Corequisite: HVAC 105

HVAC 110 PLUMBING

Spring, 3 credit hours

The fundamentals ofresidential and commercial plumbing are explained in lecture and applied in laboratory projects. Plumbing code is reviewed to ensure compliance and explain how systems operate properly thus ensuring adequate supply of water and removal of waste from buildings.

HVAC 201 HVAC ELECTRICITY, MOTORS, AND CONTROLS

Fall, 2 credit hours

This course introduces students to AC and DC circuits, interpretation of electrical schematics, troubleshooting using test equipment, motors types and uses, and installation of electrical equipment in compliance with local, state, and national codes. The sequence of controls in HVAC are explored in details allowing students to correct electrical faults or diagnose hardware problems.

Prerequisite: HVAC 105 Heating Systems II

HVAC 202 HVAC ELECTRICITY, MOTORS, AND CONTROLS LAB

Fall, 2 credit hours

This course develops hands-on skills at troubleshooting electrical faults, motors, and control sequences.

Corequisite: HVAC 201 HVAC Electricity, Motors, and Controls

HVAC 203 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION

Spring, 2 credit hours

The fundamentals of refrigerating and air conditioning equipment are the emphasis of this course. Students study the basic refrigeration cycle and the function of each component; compressor, condenser, evaporator and metering device. Use of hand and power tools is stressed in laboratory work. Students cut, bend, solder, braze, flare, and swage cooper tubing. Flowing nitrogen is stressed during brazing operations.

Prerequisite: HVAC 101 & 102

HVAC 204 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION LAB

Spring, 3 credit hours

The repair of refrigerating and air conditioning equipment are the emphasis of this course. Students remove and replace the basic refrigeration cycle and the function of each component; compressor, condenser, evaporator and metering device. Use of hand and power tools is stressed in laboratory work. Students cut, bend, solder, braze, flare, and swage cooper tubing. Flowing nitrogen is stressed during brazing operations.

Corequisite: HVAC 203 Commercial Refrigeration

HVAC 205 HVAC SERVICE, TROUBLESHOOTING & REPAIR

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course covers the analysis and repair of HVAC systems. Students utilize electrical meters, pressure measuring equipment, and airflow testers to determine the performance ofHVAC systems. Identification and repair of defective components is the focus of this course. Analysis of misapplication is also studied.

Prerequisite: CONS 151 Building Trades- Blueprint Reading & Drafting, HVAC 105 Heating Systems II

Corequisite: HVAC 201 HVAC Electrical and Motor Control I