Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (601)

601-107 -  Electricity and Electronics HVAC  

Emphasizes fundamentals of electricity and electronics with application to heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Provides hands-on instruction in electrical-mechanical applications. Electrical theory is studied to include the laws of Ohm's and Watt's, magnetic principles, inductance and capacitance in circuits. Identification and construction of series, parallel and combination circuits are explored through lab experiments.

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
601-108 -  Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Schematics  

Develops skills in reading wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, block diagrams, electrical and HVAC/R symbols. Focuses on interpreting electrical/electronics and HVAC/R components in a typical circuit. (Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 601-107 Electricity and Electronics HVAC)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
601-109 -  HVAC/R Code  

Focuses on preparing the student to sit for certification tests required by federal and state governments and the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. Students focus on EPA refrigerant-handling 608 exam. Other certification exams are also examined. The student defines goals for this class based on exam needs.

1 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
601-116 -  Hydronic Environmental Systems  

Focuses on the installation and troubleshooting of hydronic systems, water treatment, maintenance, control devices and service tools. Hydronic balancing techniques are emphasized using pump laws, distribution balance methods procedures and use of instrumentation. (Prerequisites: 601-123 Residential Heating Systems; 804-107 College Mathematics)

3 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
601-118 -  Air Distribution  

Focuses on commercial ventilation systems and air balance techniques. Develops skills relative to the importance of balancing, air quality, air measurement, fan laws, balance method and use of instrumentation. (Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 804-107 College Mathematics)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
601-119 -  Geothermal Heat Pumps  

Develops skills to identify and correct malfunctions of geothermal equipment, electrical systems, instrumentation, or controls. Includes explanation of geothermal theory and terminology, heat pumps and their components, earth loop types, efficiency comparisons, advantages, disadvantages, and comparisons to other HVAC equipment. (Prerequisites: 601-108 HVAC Schematics; 601-121 Refrigeration Service Techniques; 601-122 Residential Air Conditioning; 601-127 Fundamentals of Building Controls)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
601-120 -  Fundamentals of Refrigeration  

Focuses on the fundamental principles of refrigeration, refrigerants, the refrigeration system and control devices. Develops skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and repair of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

3 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
601-121 -  Refrigeration Service Techniques  

Develops basic skills in the use of refrigeration test instruments, tools and the application of refrigeration theory and practices to refrigeration systems. Skills applied are brazing techniques, evacuation, dehydration and charging of refrigeration systems. The effect of various metering devices is analyzed. Covers wiring of a refrigeration trainer and ways to recover refrigerant from a system using recovery machines as outlined in EPA Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. (Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 601-120 Fundamentals of Refrigeration)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
601-122 -  Residential Air Conditioning  

Develops skills and knowledge in the diagnosis, repair and installation of air conditioning systems. Focuses on service and installation techniques for residential systems. Simulation software and actual equipment provide troubleshooting experience. (Prerequisites: 601-108 HVAC Schematics; 601-121 Refrigeration Service Techniques; 890-101 College 101. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 103-159 Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
601-123 -  Residential Heating Systems  

Develops advanced skills and knowledge of installation, maintenance and servicing of residential heating systems. Covers control devices, service tools, human comfort and add-on purchases. Simulation software and actual equipment provides troubleshooting experience. (Prerequisite: 601-108 HVAC Schematics)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
601-126 -  Residential Energy  

Develops skills to conduct an energy efficiency evaluation of a house by using the house-as-a-system approach. Examine comfort and safety issues for the inhabitants. Recommend heating and air conditioning equipment that matches the heating and cooling loads calculated. Students will provide a report that details corrective actions needed to prioritize energy retrofit work for the house that can be used for weatherization.

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
601-127 -  Fundamentals of Building Controls  

Enhances skills in schematic wiring diagram interpretation and provides instruction in the fundamental concepts of building control systems. Hands-on simulations and actual systems are used to extensively enhance the concept of control systems.

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
601-128 -  Building Control Systems Applications  

Enhances skills in schematic wiring diagram interpretation. Provides hands-on instruction in electro-mechanical building control, pneumatic control and electronic control of building systems. Hands-on simulators and actual systems are used to extensively enhance concepts of control systems. (Prerequisites: 601-108 HVAC Schematics; 601-127 Fundamentals of Building Controls)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
601-129 -  Commercial Food Service Refrigeration  

Focuses on advanced principles of refrigeration, refrigerants, the refrigeration system, control devices and service tools as they apply to food service equipment. Reviews basic refrigeration, the accessory devices that make up commercial refrigeration systems, design concepts, defrost system, system configurations and operating principles. (Prerequisite: 601-121 Refrigeration Service Techniques)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
601-130 -  Supermarket Refrigeration  

Focuses on advanced principles of refrigeration, refrigerants, the refrigeration system, control devices and service tools. Develops skills in installation, start-up, preventative maintenance and the diagnosis of commercial refrigeration systems. Provides a practical problem-solving approach to everyday situations that confront the refrigeration technician. (Prerequisite: 601-129 Commercial Food Service Refrigeration)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
601-134 -  Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning  

Develops advanced skills in the preventative maintenance and repair of commercial heating and air conditioning systems. Focuses on systems, start-up, preventative maintenance, service, troubleshooting and installation. Applications center on light commercial, packaged, split and central systems. (Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 601-123 Residential Heating Systems)

4 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours