The diploma in Residential Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) is designed for the individual who has a desire to specialize in residential heating and air conditioning service and repair. Most areas of the world require some residential climate control; therefore, basic electricity, electronic control mechanisms, air conditioning and refrigeration fundamentals and heating systems are
taught in this program. This course of study prepares graduates to seek employment as an entry-level technician in the residential area of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
HVAC-01 Basic Electricity & Electrical Theory 9 Quarter Credit Hours
This course presents electrical and electronics theory, terms, definitions, symbols, circuits, laws and formulas. Power sources, component operation and circuit diagrams are studied. Students use this theory, integrated with objective specific hands-on lab exercises, to practice typical equipment manufacturer’s troubleshooting techniques. Testing instruments and wiring diagrams are used for systems problem solving projects.
HVAC-02 Basic Refrigeration Theory 9 Quarter Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology. Basic laws of physics and cooling theory are presented. Terms, definitions, air conditioning cycles, mechanical diagrams, and component operation are studied. Students will bend, swag and flare tubing and use air/acetylene and oxygen/acetylene torches to hard and soft solder copper tubing. Temperature pressure charts, piping
specifications and installation, EPA certified refrigerant handling (recovery, recycling, reclaiming) requirements and basic air conditioning service procedures are taught. Lec Hrs: 60 Lab Hrs: 60 Other Hrs: 0
HVAC-03 Air Conditioning Systems 9 Quarter Credit Hours
This course emphasizes air conditioning systems design, service and installation. Component operation, mechanical and electrical diagrams and high efficiency air conditioning systems are explored. Structured lab projects allow students to learn industry-approved diagnostics, service and repair procedures. Proper installation requirements and procedures are also practiced in this course of instruction.
HVAC-04 Heating Systems 9 Quarter Credit Hours
Heating fundamentals and furnace design are discussed in this course. Mechanical components, gas pipe sizing, wiring, safety and proper installation procedures are taught. Students will participate in structured lab exercises including disassembly, inspection, troubleshooting, reassembly and installation of systems.
HVAC-05 Distribution Systems & Sheet, Metal Fabrication 9 Quarter Credit Hours
Students in this course of study will learn to read blue prints, use shop math, perform load calculations and apply the fundamentals of air distribution to system design. In structured lab projects, students will use the tools and equipment necessary to layout and fabricate HVAC air distribution systems.
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