HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING COURSES
(HVAC, REFG, SMTL)
HVAC 100 Introduction to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Spring 3 credits
This course is an introduction to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning trades and covers safety, tools, test equipment and basic electricity.
HVAC 103 Air Conditioning Theory and Components Spring 5 credits
This lecture and discussion course covers the theory of residential cooling. This class will include different types of compressors, evaporators, condensers, metering devices, refrigerants and electrical components.
HVAC 104 Heating Theory and Components Spring 4 credits
This lecture and discussion course covers residential heating systems. This class will include the operation and maintenance of gas, oil and electric furnaces as well as electronic air cleaners and humidifiers.
HVAC 114 Heating Systems Troubleshooting Spring 5 credits
This lecture, discussion, and lab class covers the wiring and troubleshooting of residential gas, oil and electric furnaces through the use of trainers and live equipment.
HVAC 213 Air Conditioning Systems Troubleshooting Summer 5 credits
Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed the spring semester or have departmental approval. This lecture, discussion and lab course covers residential cooling systems. This will include electrical components, wiring, electrical troubleshooting and mechanical troubleshooting using trainers and live equipment.
HVAC 195-295 Service Learning 1 credit
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.
HVAC 197-297 Cooperative Education/lnternship 1-3 credits
Repeatable up to 6 semester hours, students get on-the-job experience under qualified supervision in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration occupations. Work hours are arranged by the employer, advisor, and student. Student progress is checked by oral and written reports from the employer. Student-advisor conferences are held to discuss progress and/or problems. All co-op experiences are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Consent of department chairperson is required.
HVAC 294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
An independent or directed study of special topics in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Department chairperson approval required.
HVAC 299 Special Topics 1-3 credits
Variable instructional topics in the field of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration. Repeatable as long as content varies. Consent of department chairperson.
REFG 215 Light Commercial Refrigeration Summer 2 credits
Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed the spring semester or have departmental approval. This lecture, discussion, and lab course covers some smaller commercial systems, ice machines, system accessories and troubleshooting of this equipment.
REFG 216 Domestic Refrigeration Summer 3 credits
Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed the spring semester or have departmental approval. The operation, components, wiring and troubleshooting of residential refrigerators and freezers are covered in this course. This class consists of lecture, discussion and lab.
SHEET METAL (SMTL)
SMTL 105 Sheet Metal Fall 3 credits
This course is a lecture and drafting class providing an introduction to the sheet metal industry. Covered in this course are tools of the sheet metal industry, trade math I, and parallel line pattern development.
SMTL 106 Sheet Metal II Fall 6 credits
This course is a lecture, drafting and lab class covering trade math II, basic piping practices, sheet metal duct fabrication standards, soldering, insulation, and radial line pattern development.
SMTL 107 Sheet Metal III Fall 4 credits
This discussion, lecture and lab class covers the following aspects of the sheet metal industry: principles of airflow; associated equipment; fiberglass duct; field measuring and fitting and triangulation.
SMTL 115 Practical Applications of Sheet Metal I Fall 4 credits
This lecture and lab course applies theory to actual shop practices including: principles of layout; parallel line pattern development; fasteners, hangers, and supports.