Topics covered include air conditioning principles and terms, physical principles of air movement and humidity, methods of conditioning air for comfort and health, the proper use of psychrometers, dry bulb thermometers, hygrometers, pitot tubes, recorders, manometers and barometers, and the reading and interpretation of psychrometric charts and scales. PREREQUISITE: Admission to HVAC/R Plan, Refrigeration Essentials Plan, or HVAC Installation Technician Plan
This course is designed to introduce the learner to the basic fundamental skills necessary to work in the HVAC/R Industry. Instruction will be given in learning the various types of piping and tubing used in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration; types of fittings, bending, brazing, soft soldering tubing, black iron pipe work, using hand tools, and the recognition and practice of safety procedures while working on heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. PREREQUISITE: Admission to HVAC/R Plan, Refrigeration Essentials Plan, or HVAC Installation Technician Plan.
This course provides an introduction to DC and AC electricity. The students will be able to perform basic resistance, current, voltage, and power calculations and measurements in both DC and AC circuits. Knowledge and use of test equipment will focus on multimeters and oscilloscopes. Critical-thinking skills are emphasized to develop competencies in problem solving and troubleshooting. This is a lab- and lecture-based course that provides hands-on and theoretical learning. COREQUISITE: 32804303 Applied Technical Math 1.
Topics include introduction to heat principles, temperature measurement, fuels and other sources of heat, combustion, basic heating systems, basic furnace design, gas furnace design and operation, venting of furnaces, chimney or exhaust gases, and system controls. PREREQUISITE: Admission to HVAC/R Plan or HVAC Installation Technician Plan.
Topics in this course include basic electricity review, control circuits, symbols, diagrams, protection devices, transformers, relays, thermostats, single-phase motors, capacitors, control components, and troubleshooting ACR system wiring diagrams. Electrical experience equivalent to 32601303 Principles of AC/DC is recommended.
Topics include print reading; understanding, interpreting, and utilizing architectural working drawings; safety procedures; drafting techniques; and lettering. PREREQUISITE: Admission to HVAC/R Plan or HVAC Installation Technician Plan.
Topics include refrigeration principles and terms, thermodynamic processes, refrigerants, vapor compression cycles, mechanical refrigeration system components, use of electrical controls, refrigeration applications, and refrigeration tools and materials. PREREQUISITE: Admission to HVAC/R Plan, Refrigeration Essentials Plan, or HVAC Installation Technician Plan
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio.
This technical diploma course begins with a short review of basic arithmetic skills and continues with the application of these skills. Problem solving involving fractional and decimal dimensions is emphasized. The course also includes introductory algebra with emphasis on utilization of formulas including work with signed numbers. First-degree equation solution is also emphasized.
This technical diploma course is a continuation of Applied Technical Math 1 . Topics covered include the basic geometry of plane and solid figures, right-triangle trigonometry, oblique-triangle trigonometry, and applications of these topics to trade and industry programs. PREREQUISITE: 32804325 Applied Technical Math 1.
Total: 27 Credits
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