Courses in Heating/Air Conditioning

Alternative Refrigeration Systems Lab I

HVAC 1000     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers all types of refrigeration systems, residential and commercial. The course is designed for the student who wants more hands-on training. The student will troubleshoot, repair, and replace refrigeration systems. To be successful in this course, you should have knowledge in electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls and refrigeration sealed systems. (Prerequisites: None)

Alternative Refrigeration Systems Lab II

HVAC 1200     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers all types of refrigeration systems, residential and commercial. The course is designed for the student who wants more hands-on training. The student will troubleshoot, repair, and replace refrigeration systems. To be successful in this course, you should have knowledge in electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls and refrigeration sealed systems. (Prerequisites: None)

Electrical Circuits

HVAC 2000     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

HVAC 2010     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)

Refrigeration Theory

HVAC 2100     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces the students to the refrigeration system, how it works, and the relationship between pressure and temperatures. We will discuss the reasons for EPA testing, refrigeration terminology, troubleshooting, and the proper handling of refrigerants. (Prerequisites: None)

Refrigeration Controls

HVAC 2110     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers controls found in both household and commercial refrigeration systems. The functions and operation of these controls will be discussed along with proper troubleshooting procedures. This course will be offered concurrently with refrigeration theory and electrical circuits. (Prerequisites: None)

Testing Refrigeration Systems

HVAC 2120     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will cover analyzing, troubleshooting and testing of both the electrical and refrigeration systems. Safety will be stressed throughout this course. This course will be offered concurrently with refrigeration controls. (Prerequisites: None)

Coolers/Freezers Electrical Systems & Components

HVAC 2205     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will cover both commercial coolers and freezers. The electrical components that are used in commercial coolers and freezers will be studied, analyzed, operated, and tested. A large portion of the class will be designated to the drawing and understanding of wiring schematics for the purpose of troubleshooting electrical failures. Proper safety and troubleshooting techniques will be followed. To be successful in this course, you should have knowledge in electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, and refrigeration controls. (Prerequisite: HVAC 2120)

Coolers/Freezers Refrigeration Diagnostics & Operations

HVAC 2215     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will cover both commercial coolers and freezers. We will discuss the operation of the refrigeration sealed system and analyze how to diagnose system failures and their causes. The student will learn the proper way to recover and charge a commercial refrigeration unit. The students will study and follow EPA regulations regarding the handling of refrigerants. Proper safety and troubleshooting techniques will be followed. To be successful in this course, you should have knowledge in electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, and controls. (Prerequisite: HVAC 2120)

Commercial Ice Makers

HVAC 2220     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers commercial ice makers used in the industry today. The electrical, mechanical and water systems will be studied, analyzed, connected and operated. The students will study proper troubleshooting and safety procedures. The students will then apply this knowledge when testing the electrical, mechanical and water systems. To be successful in this course, you should have knowledge in electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls and refrigeration sealed systems. (Prerequisites: None)

Commercial Alternative Systems

HVAC 2230     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will take a look at commercial refrigeration systems found in the Mankato area, along with the companies that service them. The class will take field trips to local businesses and service companies to see how they operate. To be successful in this course, you should have an understanding of the refrigeration sealed system components and how they work. (Prerequisites: None)

Central Air Conditioning

HVAC 2240     2.00 Credits
This course covers the different central air conditioning systems found in residential and light commercial applications today. 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 will need to be enrolled in the HVAC program and be in their second or third semester. (Prerequisites: None)

Brazing

HVAC 2251     2.00 Credits
This course covers brazing equipment and materials. Students will be introduced to the soldering and brazing process, terms, and personal safety. (Prerequisites: None)

Indoor Air Quality

HVAC 2301     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

HVAC 2310     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

HVAC 2320     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

HVAC 2325     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)

Alternative Heating Systems

HVAC 2330     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)

Sheet Metal Ductwork Fabrication

HVAC 2340     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)

Advance Central A/C Lab 1

HVAC 2400     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 take HVAC 2240 before or concurrent. (Prerequisites: None)

Advanced Central Air Conditioning Lab II

HVAC 2410     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 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 take HVAC 2240 before or concurrent. (Prerequisites: None) ,

Air Conditioning Internship I

HVAC 2420     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers air conditioning 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. To be successful in this course, you must have knowledge in electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls, refrigeration sealed systems or concurrently taking HVAC 2240. (Prerequisites: None)

Air Conditioning Internship II

HVAC 2430     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers air conditioning 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. To be successful in this course, you must have knowledge in electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls, refrigeration sealed systems or concurrently taking HVAC 2240. (Prerequisites: None)

Advanced Refrigeration Lab I

HVAC 2440     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers all aspects of today's refrigeration systems. This course is designed for students who want more hands-on training. The students will repair, replace and troubleshoot different types of refrigeration systems. EPA regulations will be followed. To be successful in this course, you must be knowledgeable in the following areas: electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls, and sealed systems. (Prerequisites: None)

Advanced Refrigeration Lab II

HVAC 2450     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers all aspects of today's refrigeration systems. This course is designed for students who want more hands-on training. The students will repair, replace and troubleshoot different types of refrigeration systems. EPA regulations will be followed. To be successful in this course, you must be knowledgeable in the following areas: electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls, and sealed systems. (Prerequisites: None)

Refrigeration Internship I

HVAC 2460     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers household or commercial refrigeration 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 the areas of electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls, and sealed systems. (Prerequisites: None)

Refrigeration Internship II

HVAC 2470     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers household or commercial refrigeration 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 the areas of electrical circuits, refrigeration theory, controls and sealed systems. (Prerequisites: None)

Advance Heating Lab I

HVAC 2500     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

HVAC 2510     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

HVAC 2520     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

HVAC 2530     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)