Air Cond, Refrig, & Heat (401)

401-300. Refrigeration Servicing. (2 Credits)

Discover the basic procedures for the diagnosis and repair of mechanical and electrical problems common to vapor-compression refrigeration systems. Become familiar with fractional and multiple horsepower systems that employ standard heat-absorbing and heat-rejecting components.

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401-309. Commercial Refrigeration I. (2 Credits)

Study refrigeration principles, the refrigeration cycle and refrigerants in this course, the first of four in the commercial refrigeration service progression.

Prerequisites: 413-310 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-

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401-311. Commercial Refrigeration II. (2 Credits)

Examine topics such as automatic controls, diagram reading, troubleshooting and electric motors. Develop an understanding of the sequence of operation on all-weather systems packaged units and split systems, and discuss indoor air quality, air distribution and balancing during this 72-hour, 18-week course.

Prerequisites: (401-309 with a minimum grade of C- and 413-310 with a minimum grade of C-)

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401-312. Commercial Refrigeration III. (2 Credits)

Explore the following topics: water-cooled condensing, commercial ice-making machines, electric and hot gas defrosts, heat pumps and electrical control systems.

Prerequisites: (401-311 with a minimum grade of C-)

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401-313. Commercial Refrigeration IV. (2 Credits)

Study topics such as troubleshooting, commercial freezers and coolers, piping techniques and parallel rack systems.

Prerequisites: (401-312 with a minimum grade of D-)

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401-314. Heating Systems Fundamentals. (2 Credits)

Students will learn fundamentals of heating systems. After learning theories of heating systems in the classroom, students will analyze furnaces in HVAC lab using hand and power tools. Students will learn safe operation of hand and power tools.

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401-315. Heating Systems Application. (2 Credits)

401-320. Electricity for HVAC. (3 Credits)

Students will learn safe and applied AC and DC principles as well as correct use of testing equipment to include multimeters, control circuits, symbols, diagrams, protection devices, transformers, relays, thermostats, capacitors, control components and their applications to HVAC service and installation.

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401-325. HVAC Plan & Print Reading. (3 Credits)

Students will learn and apply interpreting of drawings and schematics related to installation and maintaining HVAC systems.

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401-330. Basic HVAC Mechanical Systems. (3 Credits)

Students will learn and apply skills related to HVAC application regarding hand and power tools, benching, brazing, black pipe, and basic sheet metal.

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401-335. Air Conditioning Fundamentals. (3 Credits)

Air conditioning fundamentals, terms, principles of air movement and humidity related to safely controlling facility and equipment installation and maintenance will be studied and applied.

Prerequisites: (401-340 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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401-340. Refrigeration Fundamentals. (3 Credits)

Students will learn and apply terms, thermodynamics, refrigerants, vapor compression cycles, mechanical refrigeration components, electric controls and refrigerant tools and materials.

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401-345. Refrigeration Applications. (3 Credits)

Students will learn and apply residential and commercial refrigeration systems, applications, installation, troubleshooting and servicing.

Prerequisites: (401-340 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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401-350. Fundamentals of Heating System. (3 Credits)

Students will learn and apply heating principles, temperature measurement, fuels, combustion, venting, exhaust systems, and design and operation of heating systems.

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401-355. Heating Systems Applications. (3 Credits)

Students will learn and apply skills to safely install, start up and service gas and oil heating equipment, air conditioning, and heat pump systems.

Prerequisites: (401-350 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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401-375. Alternative Energy Systems. (1 Credit)

The theory of design, cost and return on investment related to photovoltaic, wind, hydro and bio gas electrical systems will be studied.

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401-380. Geothermal Systems. (1 Credit)

Students will learn the concepts of geothermal heating and cooling to include geothermal pumps, ground source heat exchangers, ground source and indoor heat exchangers and circulating fluid configuration.

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401-405A. Refrigerants Refresher. (1.1 Credits)

This course will give participants a general refresher of techniques typically used to repair and maintain refrigeration equipment.

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401-418. HVAC Refrigeration. (6.2 Credits)

Basic principles of refrigeration and their application in HVAC/Refrigeration. Development of basic skills required for installation, maintenance, and servicing HVAC/Refrigeration equipment.

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401-418A. Commercial Refrigeration. (0.4 Credits)

Basic principles of commercial refrigeration and their application.

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