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Refrigeration Fundamentals (HVAC 1000)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  You will learn the theory of refrigeration involving temperature/pressure relationship, heat transfer, sensible and latent heat, and laws of thermal dynamics. The mechanical refrigeration cycle (including compressors, metering devices, evaporators, and condensers) will be covered, along with refrigeration pressure controls and heat pump theory. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Basic Electricity (HVAC 1005)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of direct and alternating current circuits. You will learn how to properly use electrical circuit testing instruments and electrical hand tools. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052

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OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training (HVAC 1015)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30- Hour Construction Safety Training requirements. You will learn various OSHA policies, standards, and procedures as they apply to the construction industry. Hazards associated with the construction industry will be brought to your attention. OSHA safety and health principles will be applied to the work place in order to minimize the effects theses hazards may have. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Trade Tools and Test Instruments (HVAC 1020)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers specialty hand tools and power equipment used by HVACR technicians and electricians. Use and maintenance of various test instruments to diagnose and repair commercial and residential HVACR equipment will also be covered. Instruments used to perform electrical work will be covered as well. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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Interpreting Schematic Drawings (HVAC 1025)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course gives a systematic approach for reading, creating, and troubleshooting electrical diagrams for HVAC and R equipment, as well as other electrical equipment. Multiple voltage, single- and three-phase circuits will be covered.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Students must also pass HVAC 1005 Basic Electricity to take this course.

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Service Procedures for HVAC and R Technicians (HVAC 1030)

Credits:  1   Lecture Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers business procedures necessary to be successful in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heating occupation. You will learn customer relations skills to prepare you to deal with a variety of situations encountered each day by HVAC and R technicians. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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HVAC Sheet Metal (HVAC 1035)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers the procedure for constructing sheet metal parts for the HVAC industry. You will work with layout and proper use of common sheet metal hand tools and fabrication equipment. Basic duct design and air measurement will also be explored. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Copper Fabrication (HVAC 1100)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will teach you techniques for cutting, bending, swaging, flaring, soldering, and brazing various types and sizes of refrigeration tubing and pipe. Refrigeration fittings, correct installation procedures and basic welding procedures will also be covered. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Refrigerant Management (HVAC 1105)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is the study of all refrigerants used in today's refrigeration and air conditioning industry. This course also covers refrigerant retrofit procedures. You will examine topics such as safe handling, refrigeration oils, health hazards, application, UL classifications, ozone-depletion issues, and ozone-safe replacement refrigerants.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1000, HVAC 1005, HVAC 1020 and HVAC 1035

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Electric Motors and Motor Controls (HVAC 1110)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers basic theory, operation, application, maintenance, identification, and repair of electrical motors used in commercial and residential HVAC-R applications. You will learn about hermetic compressors and related motor starting and protection controls. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1000, HVAC 1005, HVAC 1020, HVAC 1025, HVAC 1030 and HVAC 1035

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HVAC and R Controls (HVAC 1115)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers advanced control circuits for commercial and residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Diagnostic procedures involving advanced HVAC and R schematics, temperature controls, timing controls, modulating motors, heat pump controls, and other various HVAC and R electrical components will also be covered. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1000, HVAC 1005, HVAC 1020, HVAC 1025, HVAC 1030 and HVAC 1035

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HVAC Design (HVAC 1120)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers air conditioning theory involving psychometrics (load calculations for residential heating and cooling) using the Manual "J" method of load calculation and load calculation computer software programs. You will work with ventilation and duct sizing calculations, as well as the use of various air conditioning tools and test instruments. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1000, HVAC 1005, HVAC 1020, HVAC 1025, HVAC 1030 and HVAC 1035

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HVAC and R Internship 1 (HVAC 2105)

Credits:  1   Internship/Practicum:  1.00

Description:  This course is designed to give you exposure to the refrigeration, air conditioning and heating service trade. You will ride with HVAC and R technicians from a variety of service companies for a week to gain real-life experience in this industry. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Heat Pumps (HVAC 2110)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers characteristics and operation of commercial and residential heat pump systems, including air-to-air, water-to-air, and ground loop systems. You will be given instruction on heat pump controls, diagnostic procedures and energy calculations. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1015, HVAC 1100, HVAC 1105, HVAC 1110, HVAC 1115 and HVAC 1120

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Indoor Air Quality (HVAC 2115)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers theory, operation, and installation of commercial and residential air filtration equipment, including media air filters and electronic air cleaners. Commercial and residential humidifiers, theory, operation and installation of residential air exchange systems, and carbon monoxide testing will be covered. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1015, HVAC 1100, HVAC 1105, HVAC 1110, HVAC 1115 and HVAC 1120

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Gas-Fired Furnaces (HVAC 2120)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  Troubleshooting, repair, maintenance and installation of forced-air gas-fired heating equipment, standing pilot, spark ignition, hot-surface ignition, condensing, and pulse-combustion furnaces are covered in this course. Gas fuels, piping and venting procedures will also be explored. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1015, HVAC 1100, HVAC 1105, HVAC 1110, HVAC 1115 and HVAC 1120.

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Oil-Fired Furnaces (HVAC 2125)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course examines troubleshooting, repair, installation and maintenance of residential forced air oil-fired heating equipment, along with combustion analysis. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1015, HVAC 1100, HVAC 1105, HVAC 1110, HVAC 1115 and HVAC 1120

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Central Air Conditioners (HVAC 2130)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  You will learn procedures for the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of residential split-type air conditioning systems. The course will also cover charging procedures for high-efficiency equipment. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1015, HVAC 1100, HVAC 1105, HVAC 1110, HVAC 1115 and HVAC 1120

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Residential Boilers (HVAC 2140)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course includes procedures for the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of residential hot-water-heating systems. You will learn piping techniques, gas, oil, electric heat sources, and water treatment will also be covered, along with boiler electrical controls and schematic diagrams. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 1015, HVAC 1100, HVAC 1105, HVAC 1110, HVAC 1115 and HVAC 1120

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Commercial Refrigeration (HVAC 2205)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, and installation of commercial refrigeration equipment, including walk-in coolers and freezers, soft-serve machines, commercial refrigerators, milk coolers, and supermarket equipment. You will learn about various electrical and mechanical components specific to commercial refrigeration systems. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

HVAC 2105, HVAC 2110, HVAC 2115, HVAC 2120, HVAC 2125, HVAC 2130, and HVAC 2140

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