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Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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HVAC 1120 Load Calculations I (SP)

3 credits

This course is a comprehensive study of the fundamentals of environmental conditioning, energy consumption and operating cost analysis, the properties of air, insulation materials, heat loss and gain calculations, to include the methods of air conditioning, heating and ventilation. Load calculations will be performed using the applicable ACCA manuals and computer software.

Lecture: 2.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Lab fee: $12.00

HVAC 1140 Principles of Refrigeration (A)

3 credits

This course is a basic refrigeration cycle theory course covering heat thermodynamics, temperature-pressure relationships, mechanical operations of refrigeration equipment and representative application and selection data for Class I refrigerants.

Lecture: 2.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Lab fee: $10.00

HVAC 1150 Instrument/Combustion Process (SP)

3 credits

This is a course about basic combustion processes, using all the fossil fuels and psychrometric chart work to track the thermal heat transfer. The instruments used to test these processes will also be explained along with the fan laws and psychrometric chart procedures.

Lecture: 2.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Lab fee: $15.00

HVAC 1160 Hand Tools/Safety (A)

3 credits

This course a basic safety and hand on tools course to develop the students understanding of proper tool usage along with proper shop safety. Pipe, tubing, and sheet metal labs will be accomplished along with meter care and usage and proper refrigerant handling and usage. State and local codes will be discussed.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Lab fee: $41.00

HVAC 1180 HVAC Wiring Circuits I (A)

2 credits

This course is designed to teach a new student how to read, draw, interpret and understand residential heating and cooling wiring diagram symbols, devices and wire size identification, basic circuit distribution concepts and schematic applications of same.

Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Lab fee: $32.00

HVAC 1280 HVAC Wiring Circuits II (SP)

3 credits

This course will concentrate on lab experiments designed to teach a student how to properly wire up typical heating and cooling devices into working circuits. Devices such as motors, controllers, contactors, compressors and safety devices will be covered.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: HVAC 1180 or SKTR 1310
Lab fee: $46.00

HVAC 2094 Special Topics in HVAC (On Demand)

1-5 credits

This is a course that will address current issues in the HVAC industry.

Lecture: Varies

HVAC 2110 Piping Systems (A)

2 credits

This course is a comprehensive study of the UPC, water supply, water treatment, and distribution, to include waste water disposal and sanitation standards. Emphasis will be placed upon mechanical piping design, nomenclature, the physics of metal pipe, tubing, fittings, valves, joining methods, pumps, pump sizing, water flow principles, pressure loss, sizing and terminal units. Boilers, furnaces, chillers and refrigeration systems will be discussed in detail.

Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisite: HVAC 1140
Lab fee: $12.00

HVAC 2140 A/C & Heat Pump (SP)

4 credits

This course is designed for the student with a fundamental knowledge of the refrigeration cycle. Previous training in refrigeration theory, wiring diagrams, control circuits, and tools used in the trade is necessary to enroll in this course. The course is designed around hands-on training and testing of the various component parts of a vapor compression split system, split system heat pumps, and water source heat pumps.

Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: HVAC 1140, HVAC 1160, HVAC 1180
Lab fee: $70.00

HVAC 2150 Heating Systems (A)

3 credits

This course is designed for the student with a fundamental knowledge of heat transfer characteristics and air movement properties. The course will incorporate hands-on training and testing of the various component parts and accessories that make up gas, electric and fuel oil type forced air furnaces, along with accessories such as humidifiers, air filtration systems, and set-back thermostats.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: HVAC 1150, HVAC 1160, HVAC 1180
Lab fee: $20.00

HVAC 2160 Automatic Controls (A)

3 credits

This course introduces HVAC residential, light commercial, and large commercial control systems and their essential components. Control circuit logic and sequence of operation theory will be examined. Operators, sensors, controllers and various pneumatic and electrical devices used in modern control systems along with the logic used to develop their control sequences will be covered.

Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: HVAC 1150, HVAC 1140, HVAC 1180
Lab fee: $43.00

HVAC 2170 Commercial A/C Systems (On Demand)

3 credits

This course uses basic piping knowledge, refrigeration cycle theory, codes, and control knowledge to build a basic understanding of the operational theory and safe operating practices for an industrial Class II ammonia refrigeration system, ice machines, and commercial chillers.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: HVAC 1140, HVAC 1160, HVAC 2110, HVAC 2160
Lab fee: $10.00

HVAC 2180 Advanced Controls (On Demand)

5 credits

This course is designed to take senior level HVAC students and teach them the fundamentals, installation practices and common application parameters of representative pneumatic control and electronic control systems.

Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: HVAC 1280, HVAC 2160
Lab fee: $47.00

HVAC 2190 Boiler Systems (On Demand)

4 credits

This course uses basic combustion knowledge from HVAC 1150 and piping system knowledge from HVAC 2110 to build a basic understanding of boiler types, systems, safety procedures and codes that will prepare a person to take the High Pressure Boiler License Examination.

Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: HVAC 2110, HVAC 1150
Lab fee: $10.00

HVAC 2193 Adv Problems in HVAC (On Demand)

3 credits

This course presents a simulation that will allow the students to use their educational knowledge on a problem(s) that emphasizes the design or practical service aspects of a heating and cooling system. The instructor will need to give prior approval of the project or projects to be completed by the student.

Lab: 6 hours
Instructor permission required
Lab fee: $8.00

HVAC 2220 Load Calculations II (A)

2 credits

This course covers commercial heat gain/loss calculations, design of systems, and selection of equipment. The systems used in commercial applications will be discussed and compared, along with correct balancing procedures. The factor of sound as it applies to these types of systems will also be included.

Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisite: HVAC 1120
Lab fee: $12.00

HVAC 2950 Field Experience HVAC (On Demand)

3 credits

This course offers an opportunity for an off-campus work experience in the heating, venting and air conditioning industry that augments formal education received in the technology with actual work conditions and job experience. Nontraditional Credit (“N”) will not be allowed for this course.

Field Experience: 36 hours
Lab fee: $8.00