Heating and Air Conditioning

Heating and Air Conditioning Course Descriptions

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ELT139 Electrical Systems

3 credits – Students will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in DC and AC circuits and principles, electrical measurement instruments, electrical safety, conductor sizes and types, wiring applications, wiring techniques, and troubleshooting.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT772 Applied Math

Course Fee: $35.00

ELT149 Advanced Electrical Systems

2 credits – This class stresses electrical distribution systems, electrical transformers, AC and DC motor theory, operation and repair, motor testing and sizing procedures, manual and magnetic starters, and motor overload protection. Specific topics will include types of electrical distribution systems, transformer theory and operation, electrical safety related to motor systems, lockout/ tagout techniques, use of motor testing devices, and construction, sizing, and installation of motor overload devices. Extensive laboratory exercises will enhance classroom studies.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: ELT139 Electrical Systems and MAT778 Applied Geometry/Trigonometry

HCR110 Residential Forced Air Heating System

2 credits – This course presents application of energy sources and equipment as they apply to heating, ventilation, air humidification, and filtration systems.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

HCR113 Boiler Fundamentals

2 credits – This class informs students of the concepts, terms, and the major components of steam systems. Topics include the basic steam heating cycle. Also covered in this course are the safety procedures necessary when working on low-pressure steam boilers and systems. Students will be able to install and maintain specific steam straps and recognize the common piping configurations used with steam heating systems.

Lecture Hours: 32

Co-requisites: HCR 414 Controls for HVACR; HCR 275 Applied Practices II; HCR 516 HVACR Systems II

HCR127 Hydronic Heating Systems

2 credits – To provide experiences in the operation, layout, and selection, and troubleshooting of residential and light commercial boilers.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: HCR429 HVAC App Controls w/Autom Sys
HCR602 HVACR Systems III
HCR852 Operation Strategies
HCR912 HVACR Field Experience

HCR265 Applied Practices I

5 credits – This course provides students with practice in servicing and repair of the equipment in the H.V.A.C.R. lab to develop basic proficiency.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 240

HCR275 Applied Practices II

5 credits – This course provides students with opportunities to apply the theory to practice to become proficient in the service and repair of the equipment in the H.V.A.C.R. lab area.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 240

Pre-requisites: HCR414 Controls for HVACR and HCR516 HVACR Systems II

HCR414 Controls for HVACR

4 credits – This course presents a more advanced study of electrical controls and their applications and introduces electronics and the controls used in the H.V.A.C.R. systems.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: HCR516 HVACR Systems II, HCR275 Applied Practices II, HCR444 HVACR Systems I, and HCR402 Applied Electricity for HVACR

HCR429 HVAC App Controls with Autom Sys

2 credits – This course is a study of electronic controls and circuitry systems for H.V.A.C.R.

Lecture Hours: 32

Co-requisites: HCR127 Hydronic Heating Systems
HCR602 HVACR Systems III
HCR852 Operation Strategies
HCR912 HVACR Field Experience

HCR516 HVACR Systems II

6 credits – This course presents a continuing and advanced study of systems used in heating, ventilation, air cooling, and refrigeration.

Lecture Hours: 96

Course Fee: $105.00

HCR602 HVACR Systems III

2 credits – This course presents alternative application of energy sources and equipment as they apply to heating, ventilation, air-cooling, and refrigeration systems.

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: HCR516 HVACR Systems II and HCR502 Applied Controls for HVACR

HCR852 Operation Strategies

2 credits – This course presents customer relations and principles of successful business techniques. The job search and interview process will also be covered.

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: HCR444 HVACR Systems I

Course Fee: $72.00

HCR912 HVACR Field Experience

2 credits – This course places students in professional settings for experiences in the Heating, Cooling, and Air-Conditioning trades. Emphasis is given to observation of and participation in: troubleshooting, installation document preparation, and business practices.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 128

Pre-requisites: All first and second semester Heating and Air Conditioning program courses.

Other Requirements: Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in the Heating and Air Conditioning program.

IND181 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems

2 credits – The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) course will introduce students to the environmental function control of temperature, moisture content, air quality and air circulation in a conditioned space. Our labs allow the learner to view and examine various types of HVAC systems with respect to installation, components, and characteristics.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits – This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits – This course is the second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT122 College Algebra

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits – This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

MAT772 Applied Math

3 credits – This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators with emphasis placed on critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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