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HVAC 146 (2 credits)
Lab Practice II: Installation Procedures

This course provides the practical hands-on skill training. Piping
practice utilizes various refrigeration trainers and a selection of
commonly used A/C and heating equipment. Residential duct
systems are installed on working systems. Practice is provided for the
development of skills needed for various methods of joining copper
tubing, stainless steel natural-gas tubing, plastic, and iron pipe.

HVAC 150 (3 credits)
Principles of Refrigeration

This course provides a study of the basic principles of
thermodynamics as applied to the refrigeration cycle. The Mollier
diagram is used to display the purpose and operation of the various
components used in the system at expected standard operating
conditions. The lab portion provides practice in measuring various
system performances.

HVAC 155 (2 credits)
Residential Heating Systems

This course provides a basic understanding of different types of oil
and natural gas residential heating systems. Emphasis is on proper
installation, sequence of operation, and proper maintenance
requirements.

HVAC 160 (2 credits)
Lab Practice III: Heating Applications

This lab time provides the hands-on training pertaining to
residential heating systems. Typical residential heating systems
is utilized in the lab experience to master the skills necessary for
proper installation and service. Students practice typical annual
servicing, combustion analysis, and efficiency testing of fossil fuel
heating systems.

HVAC 167 (2 credits)
Refrigerant System Components

Introduction to residential and light commercial A/C system
components. This course details the following components of air
conditioner and refrigeration systems: Evaporators, condensers,
metering devices, compressors, and other safety and servicing
system components. Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge
gained in HVAC 150, along with manufacturer specifications, to
determine proper installation and operating conditions of these
cooling system components.

HVAC 170 (2 credits)
Lab Practice IV: Cooling Applications

HVAC 180 (1 credit)
Mechanical Codes for HVAC/R

This course introduces HVAC/R students to the current
International Code Council (ICC) codes. The emphasis highlights
the sections of these codes that are relevant to the technician for
proper HVAC/R equipment installation. A brief overview of other
national and local building codes is also provided.

HVAC 206 (4 credits)
Air Conditioning Systems

Air conditioning benefits, unitary cooling, unitary combination
cooling and heating equipment, central station systems, service
and problem analysis, and absorption refrigeration system topics
are studied. Prerequisites: HVAC 150 and HVAC 165

HVAC 211 (3 credits)
Heat pump Systems

Covers basic principles, components, and application of heat
pump systems.

HVAC 216 (3 credits)
System Installation and Start Up

Codes and standards, heating start-up, heating checkouts,
heating operation, AC start-up, AC checkouts, AC operation,
heat pump start-up, heat pump checkouts, and heat pump
operation are covered.

HVAC 221 (3 credits)
Commercial Refrigeration

Discusses system applications, refrigerated storage, and ice
machines.

HVAC 256 (3 credits)
Load Calculations

Covers refrigeration, psychometrics, heating load, and cooling
load calculations.

HVAC 261 (3 credits)
Controls of HVAC

Topics include controls, valves, regulators, sensing devices/fuel
controls, residential control systems- heating/cooling, commercial
and engineered control systems, and heat pump controls.

HVAC 266 (3 credits)
Ventilation

This lab provides the hands-on training for skills necessary to
properly install and start-up comfort cooling systems. Students
are required to assemble a refrigeration system and test it for
proper operation under various conditions.

Students learn about air flow principles/duct design, mechanical
and electronic filtration, and fans.

HVAC 175 (2 credits)
Refrigerant Management

Refrigeration system problems, electrical troubleshooting, heating
service/problem analysis, heat pump service/ problem analysis,
and AC service/problem analysis are covered.

This course is designed to give students the knowledge to
understand the laws on venting and handling of the various
refrigerants covered in the Clean Air Act-Section 608. A
requirement for this course is to take the EPA Technician
Certification Exam provided by ARI. Lab practice is provided in
refrigerant recovery, recycling, evacuation, and charging various
small appliances, and high pressure appliances.
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HVAC 271 (3 credits)
System Servicing and Troubleshooting



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