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Heating & Air Conditioning Technology - Certificate

Heating & Air Conditioning Technology

[Russ Bullard]

(Certificate)

Heating and Air Conditioning Technology is a post secondary Associate in Applied Science Degree instructional program with a certificate option that prepares individuals to work in engineering departments or private firms installing, maintaining, and operating small or medium air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Instruction prepares individuals to work in a commercial setting performing special tasks relating to designing ductwork, assembly, installation, servicing, operation, and maintenance of heating and cooling systems according to the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc., Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), and Air Conditioning.

Refrigeration Institute (ARI). Included are air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration devices; equipment, techniques, and systems; and maintenance and operation of these systems. Students enrolling in the certificate option program must have a high school diploma or GED.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 13 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ACT-1124
Basic Comp Refrigeration
4

An introduction to the field of refrigeration and air conditioning. Emphasis is placed on principles of safety, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

ACT-1133
Brazing & Piping
3

Various tools and pipe connecting techniques. Covers tools and test equipment required in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.

ACT-1003
Intro to Heat & Air Cond Tech
3

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills associated with all HVAC courses. Safety, basic tools, special tools, and equipment, communication skills, employability skills, and materials handling topics are included.

TECH-ELECT
Technical Elective
1

No Description Available

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ACT-1213
Controls
3

Fundamentals of gas, fluid, electrical, and programmable controls. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ACT-1313
Refrigeration System Component
3

An in-depth study of the components and accessories of a sealed system including metering devices, evaporators, compressors, and condensers.

ACT-1713
Elec-Heat Vent Air Cond Refrig
3

Basic knowledge of electricity, power distribution, components, solid state devices, and electrical circuits.

ACT-2913
Special Projects
3

A course designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in the courses. The instructor works closely with the student to ensure that the selection of a project will enhance the student ‘s learning experience. Regulations and standards for new retrofit and government regulations. Includes OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, local and state codes.

TECH-ELECT
Technical Elective
1

No Description Available



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 13 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ACT-2414
Heat, Vent, AC & Refrig I
4

Various types of residential and commercial air conditioning, including hydropic, absorption, and desiccant systems.

ACT-2513
Heating Systems
3

Various types of residential and commercial heating systems. Includes gas, oil, electric, compression, and hydroponic heating systems. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ACT-2623
Heat Load & Air Properties
3

Introduction to heat load calculations for residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Included are air distribution, duct sizing, selection of grills and registers, types of fans, air velocity, and fan performance. An introduction is provided to air testing instruments and computer usage. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

TECH-ELECT
Technical Elective
1

No Description Available

Second Semester — 13 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ACT-2423
Air Conditioning II
3

An indepth course in the installtion, startup, maintenance, and air quality of complete heating and air conditioning systems. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ACT-2324
Commercial Refrigeration
4

A study of various commercial refrigeration systems. It includes installation, servicing, and maintaining systems.Basic knowledge of electricity, power distribution, components, solid state devices, and electrical circuits.

ACT-2433
Refrigeration, Retrofit, &Regs
3

Regulations and standards for new retrofit and government regulations. Includes OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, local and state codes.

TECH-ELECT
Technical Elective
1

No Description Available

Total Hours: 54



Notes:


CIP: 470201

Program of Study Code: 9650