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Heating, Ventilation, Air Cond/Refrigeration (Heating Cert) - Certificate Course Descriptions

Electrical Circuits

HVAC2000    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This is an introductory course designed to help students understand the relationships of electricity. Electrical units, terms. formulas, and electrical schematics are covered. (Prerequisites: None)

IPH Motors and Auxiliary Controls

HVAC2010    2.00 credits
Course Outline
The course will introduce the student to the different types of single-phase and three phase AC motors used on HVAC/R equipment. Motor starting devices and motor protection devices for single-phase motors will also be covered in depth. From an electrical controls schematic the student will connect and wire motors in start-stop circuits, reversing circuits and three phase circuits. The student will learn to electrically troubleshoot motors and motor control circuits utilizing motor wiring schematics. To be successful in this class the student will need to be enrolled in the HVAC program and be in their second or third semester. (Prerequisites: None)

Indoor Air Quality

HVAC2301    1.00 credits
Course Outline
This course covers equipment that deals with today's problem with indoor air quality. Students will study, analyze the causes of poor IAQ in homes and the work place. Each student will give an oral report on a topic picked by the instructor. (Prerequisites: None)

Hydronic Heat

HVAC2310    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course covers systems that utilize fluid for the transfer of heat known as hydronic heating. The electrical and mechanical systems will be studied and analyzed along with troubleshooting system fluid problems, air infiltration and proper operating pressures. The students will identify fluid control components, and demonstrate knowledge of each component's purpose in the lab. To be successful in this class the student will need to be enrolled in the HVAC program and be in their second or third semester. (Prerequisites: None)

Gas Heat

HVAC2320    3.00 credits
Course Outline
This course covers the forced air gas heating systems found in residential and light commercial applications. The electrical and mechanical systems will be studied and analyzed along with troubleshooting and safety procedures. The students will then apply this knowledge by using proper troubleshooting techniques for testing electrical and mechanical operations in the lab. To be successful in this class the student should take HVAC 2000 and HVAC 2100 before or concurrent. (Prerequisite: None)

Commercial Package Heat/Cool Units

HVAC2325    2.00 credits
This course covers the different commercial packaged heating and cooling systems found in residential, commercial and industrial applications. The electrical, mechanical systems will be studied and analyzed along with troubleshooting and safety procedures. The principle and operation of economizers and their controls will be discussed in class. The student will then take this knowledge and apply it in the lab. To be successful in this class the student will need to be enrolled in the HVAC program and be in their second or third semester. (Prerequisites: None)

Sheet Metal Ductwork Fabrication

HVAC2340    3.00 credits
Course Outline
The course will introduce the student to the layout and fabrication of sheet metal ductwork in both commercial and residential applications. The student will fabricate fittings including reducers, transitions, takeoffs, ogee offsets and radius elbows. Residential duct design and sizing methods will be discussed along with heat loss/heat gain calculations with related computer software applications. The student will be exposed to blue print reading and related specification books. (Prerequisites: None)

CPR

HLTH1950    1.00 credits
Course Outline
This course covers the skills of infant, child and adult single and two rescue CPR as well as relief of foreign body airway obstruction procedures for infant, child and adult. Automated external defibrillators, bag-valve-masks and pocket masks are also used. Signs and symptoms of vascular disease are discussed. This meets the current criteria of the American Heart Association guidelines. (Prerequisites: None)

First Aid

HLTH1952    1.00 credits
Course Outline
This course includes emergency care training for initial treatment of illness and injury. Patient assessment, bleeding control, shock management, soft tissue injury, orthopedic injury, diabetic problems, seizures, poisons, heat exposure and cold exposure are some of the topics covered in the course. This course is appropriate for anyone who may need to render immediate care. The topics covered do meet the course requirements for OSHA and MSHA first aid training.

Safety

HLTH1954    1.00 credits
Course Outline
This course includes basic OSHA safety standards. Hearing protection, eye protection, back injuries, lockout/tagout procedures, Hazard Communication Standard, bloodborne pathogens and substance use and abuse in the workplace are examples of topics covered in the course. The consequences of disregarding safety practices are explored. (Prerequisites: None)

Employment Search Skills

OTEC2000    2.00 credits
This course introduces students to a process for developing self-awareness - considering career opportunities, constraints, choices, and consequences - identifying career related goals - and planning of work, education, and related experiences to attain specific career goals. Students will also create job search documents and develop interviewing skills. The students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for the job search process. Students will use Internet and library resources.

Alternative Heating Systems

HVAC2330    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course covers a variety of alternative heating systems, some of the systems included will be oil heating systems, a variety of electrical heating systems, heat pump systems and alternative fuel sources will be discussed. Electrical and mechanical systems will be explored along with safety, troubleshooting and equipment performance. To be successful in this class the student will need to be enrolled in the HVAC program, be in their second or third semester and have already taken HVAC 2240, and HVAC 2320 or concurrent. (Prerequisites: None)

Advance Heating Lab I

HVAC2500    1.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to give the student a more hands on learner guided course work. The student will be required to work on additional lab projects provided by the instructor, industry or the student themselves. Manufacturer instillation guides will be studied and detailed final project will be handed in. The student will practice troubleshooting techniques and get involved in helping fellow students in the lab area to sharpen their communication skills. To be successful in this class the student will need to be enrolled in the HVAC program, be in their second or third semester and taken HVAC 2320. (Prerequisites: None)

Advanced Heating Lab II

HVAC2510    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to give the student a more hands on learner guided course work. The student will be required to work on additional lab projects provided by the instructor, industry or the student themselves. Manufacturer instillation guides will be studied and a detailed final project will be handed in. The student will practice troubleshooting techniques and get involved in helping fellow students in the lab area to sharpen their communication skills. To be successful in this class the student will need to be enrolled in the HVAC program, be in their second or third semester and have already taken HVAC 2320. (Prerequisites: None)

Heating Internship I

HVAC2520    1.00 credits
Course Outline
This course covers heating work related experiences. Each student taking this course will be required to fill-out an internship experience worksheet. Students will be repairing equipment in the shop as well as in the customer's home. This is under the guidance of the employer. In order to be successful in this course, you must be knowledgeable in electrical circuits, controls or concurrently taking HVAC 2320. (Prerequisites: None)

Heating Internship II

HVAC2530    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course covers heating work related experiences. Each student taking this course will be required to fill-out an internship experience worksheet. Students will be repairing equipment in the shop as well as in the customer's home. This is under the guidance of the employer. In order to be successful in this course, you must be knowledgeable in electrical circuits, controls or concurrently taking HVAC 2320. (Prerequisites: None)