HVAC 101 Fundamentals of HVAC/R I (Cr4) (3:2)
This is an introductory course in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technology. Topics will include heat transfer, refrigerant properties, the vapor-compression refrigeration cycle, service and piping techniques, EPA refrigerant handling regulations, dehydration and charging of systems, control components, basic residential control wiring, domestic refrigerator/freezers, and room air conditioners. Formerly HVAC 801. Pre or coreq.- EMEC 101 or instructor permission. Additional course fees: $80.00.
HVAC 102 Fundamentals of HVAC/R II (Cr3) (2:2)
This course is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the components and more rigorous application of the skills of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVC/R) technology. Topic of lab exercise and study include commercial refrigeration, residential and commercial building systems, building automation, motor applications, and service/troubleshooting principles. Formerly HVAC 802. Prereq.- HVAC 101 and EMEC 101. Additional course fees: $50.00.
HVAC 104 Refrigeration System Troubleshooting (Cr3) (2:2)
Operation and servicing of commercial refrigeration and display cases; electrical and pressure operated devices, control adjustment, unitary refrigeration units, and component repair; heat loading, piping calculations, and system capacity analysis. Formerly HVAC 804. Prereq. - HVAC 102. Offered spring semester only. Additional course fees: $30.00.
HVAC 110 Print Reading for HVAC/R (Cr1) (1:0)
Interpretation of electrical and mechanical drawings commonly used in the field of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Formerly HVAC 810. Additional course fees: $35.00.
HVAC 120 Heating: Oil Systems (Cr2) (1.5:1.5)
Installation and maintenance of the key components of oil-fired hot air and hydronic heating systems; principles of combustion, sequence of operation, and hands-on troubleshooting in residential and light commercial applications. Formerly HVAC 820. Prereq. - EMEC 101. Offered fall semester only.
HVAC 121 Heating: Gas Systems (Cr2) (1.5:1.5)
Installation and maintenance of key components of gas-fired hot air and hydronic heating systems; principles of combustion, sequence of operation, and hands-on troubleshooting in residential and light commercial applications. Formerly HVAC 821. Prereq. - EMEC 101. Offered fall semester only.
HVAC 124 Heating: Gas, Oil, Solar Thermal, Air and Hydronic Systems (Cr4) (3:2)
This course covers the installation and maintenance of the key components of oil- and gas-fired hot air furnaces, hydronic systems, and Solar thermal heating. Topics covered include the principles of combustion, sequence of operation, traditional and alternative heat sources, energy efficiency testing, and equipment sizing. Lab exercises are designed to reinforce the practical knowledge of troubleshooting and service in residential and light commercial applications. Prereq. - EMEC101. Additional course fees: $40.00.
HVAC 140 Heat Pump Systems (Cr2) (1.5:1.5)
Practical study of the principles and applications of the heat pump used in heating and cooling systems; focus on heating and cooling cycle theory, control systems, and hands-on troubleshooting procedures. Formerly HVAC 840. Prereq. - EMEC 101 and HVAC 101. Additional course fees: $20.00.
HVAC 142 Geothermal Heat Pump System Design and Installation (Cr2) (2:0)
This course focuses on the design and installation of ground source heat pump systems based on the current IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heath Pump Association) standards. Upon successful completion of this course the student may take the IGSHPA Accredited Installers Examination. Topics covered include: selecting and designing a GSHP system for residential and light commercial buildings, ground construction techniques, pipe joining techniques, loop purging, pump and fluid selection, and commissioning/troubleshooting. Pre - or Coreq.- HVAC 140. Additional course fees: $20.00.
HVAC 150 HVAC Airflow and Distribution (Cr3) (3:1)
Practical study of the principles of airflow and psychometrics and how to achieve proper ventilation and distribution of air; basic duct design, psychometric calculations, fan installation and troubleshooting. Formerly HVAC 850. Prereq. - EMEC 101. Offered spring semester only. Additional course fees: $35.00.
HVAC 260G HVAC/R Technology Practicum (Cr2) (0:0) (Practicum 8)
This course is intended to provide actual work "shadowing" experience in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry with focused exposure to technical problems found in the field; preventative maintenance procedures; installation techniques; and general activities typically encountered. Capstone of this experience is to be presented in written and oral format and will include industry evaluation of student performance. Prereq.- ENGL101 and completion of 3 semesters of the HVAC/R Technology AAS degree program, or with instructor permission.