Course Descriptions

HVAC&R Department Course Descriptions
2014-2015 College Catalog

Course Name
 Course #
 Credit  Description
Theory of Heat  HV101  4 This course covers refrigeration and heat transfer. Students also develop an understanding of basic electricity principles, refrigeration, refrigerants and pressure and temperature relationships (Offered in the fall and spring).
Safety, Tools, Equipment and Shop Practices  HV102  4 This portion of the program covers basic hand tools and their uses. In addition, students examine safe workshop practices, the use of vacuum pumps, charging refrigeration systems, tubing and piping, and leak detection. The course includes a 10-hour OSHA safety course (Offered in the fall and spring).
Electricity for HVAC&R  HV103  3 A. Basic Controls: This section of the course covers basic electricity and magnetism, the use of automatic controls, components and their applications. Also, troubleshooting basics, automatic and programmable controls.
B. Electric Motors: This section of the course covers types of motors and related wiring, motor applications and problem diagnosis, troubleshooting electric motors and their controls (Offered in the fall and spring) 
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Regulations  HV104  3 Recovery, Reclamation and Recycling Program: This course concentrates on Federal EPA certification test preparation, R410A certification, 10-hour OSHA Safety Certification and the use of recovery equipment (Offered in the fall and spring).
Commercial Refrigeration  HV201  4 Students will study commercial applications of evaporators as applied to commercial refrigeration condensers and compressors, including ice machines and walk-in units. This course will also include different types of expansion devices for these applications, special refrigeration systems, troubleshooting and typical operating conditions (Offered in the spring and summer).
Air Conditioning, Heating and Humidification  HV202  4 This course covers electric and gas heat and oil-fired systems, hydronic systems and indoor air quality. Students will also examine rooftop units, A/C installation, air distribution, balance and controls for the operation of these systems. Typical operating conditions and troubleshooting will also be presented (Offered in the spring and summer).
Commercial and Industrial Air Conditioning  HV203  4 A. Students will study all weather systems that incorporate electric, gas-fired and oil-fired systems. Other topics will include air source and geothermal heat pumps.
B. Covered in this section will be high and low pressure chillers, absorption chill water systems, cooling towers, condensers and chill water pumps. Operation, maintenance and troubleshooting will also be covered (Offered in the spring and summer)
Electrical Codes and Schematics  HV204  2 This course introduces students to electrical blueprints used in the design and implementation of HVAC&R systems in a variety of environments. In addition, students are acquainted with current electrical code standards. We will also be focused on energy management/controls and solar thermal skills and knowledge (Offered in the spring and summer).