A/C and Refrigeration (AIR)

AIR 160 - Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

Examines the common sources of indoor air contaminants (pollutants), minimum ventilation rate requirements, and the analysis of properties of indoor air in residential and commercial buildings. Covers methods of air properties data collection, data analysis, and the implementation of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems performance remediation techniques.
Credits - 2. Lecture - 1 hour. Lab - 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to provide students with a skill set that covers the various aspects of indoor air quality from contaminants to analysis to remediation.

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AIR 163 - Heating Systems for Energy Auditors

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Presents methods for evaluating residential gas and oil heating systems. Prepares students to explain how combustion air availability is affected by the efficiency of structure construction and to describe how duct work efficiency affects overall heating system performance.
Credit 3. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 Hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is included in the proposed A.A.S. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration degree.

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AIR 164 - Residential Energy Auditing

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Explains the interaction among building components and mechanical systems, discusses how air sealing in a home can affect indoor air quality, and explains methods used to recognize typical air leakage sites and how to correct them.
Credits 3. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is included in the proposed A.A.S. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration degree.

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AIR 168 - Mechanical Systems for Multi-Family Dwellings

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Presents concepts of a residential dwelling as a system.Covers the location and function of the dwelling envelope and the ability to identify common sources of residential dwelling heat losses and gains.
Credits 3. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is included in the proposed A.A.S. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration degree.

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AIR 178 - Fundamentals of Weatherization for Installers and Technicians

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Presents weatherization designed to reduce waste, increase comfort, improve durability, and enhance the health and safety of residential dwelling occupants.
3 Credits. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is included in the proposed Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration degree.

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AIR 179 - Weatherization Inspection and Monitoring

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Covers residential dwelling energy usage, potential areas for energy conservation, the cost-effectiveness of retrofits, the purpose of performing an energy audit, and education of the consumer.
Credits 3. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is included in the proposed A.A.S. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration degree.

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AIR 213 - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls III

Course Description

Effective: 2018-05-01

Introduces electrical, pneumatic and electronic control circuits as applied to year-round air conditioning systems. Includes reading wiring and schematic diagrams, troubleshooting, and designing high and low voltage control systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits

General Course Purpose

Introduce students to troubleshooting of various control units used air conditioning and refrigeration equipment that allows application of skills and practices used in the Commercial HVAC field.

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AIR 240 - Direct Digital Controls (DDC) I

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

Studies the principles of direct digital controls. Presents common terms used within the HVAC control industry. Covers the function and operating characteristics of sensors, controllers, and final control devices. Highlights transfer function for a control devise and details the development of equations for typical control transfer functions.
3 Credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of Direct Digital Controls Systems, systems components and their operation.

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AIR 276 - Refrigerant Usage EPA Certification

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

Prepares HVAC technicians for a refrigerant certification test mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Reviews refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclamation procedures for service work associated with air conditioning and refrigeration. Examines environmental impact including ozone depletion resulting from refrigeration utilization.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits

General Course Purpose

The course is intended to prepare HVAC/R technicians for an EPA certification test that is required of all persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants. The course is not a substitute for formal technical refrigeration training and/or experience.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Students should have previous training and/or working knowledge of vapor-compression, common service equipment and procedures in HVAC/R.

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AIR 278 - HVAC System Startup and Commissioning

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

Presents the process for ensuring that a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system meets operational requirements and that it provides acceptable indoor air quality. Covers different levels of commissioning from basic to the actual re-commissioning evaluation. Includes functional performance testing, operator training, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) forms, and equipment data sheets as well as operational and maintenance manuals.
Credits - 3. Lecture - 2 hours. Lab - 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to provide students with the skill set to determine whether an HVAC system is properly installed and to provide corrective measures if not.

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