Heating and Air Conditioning Technology Course Descriptions

Heating and Air Conditioning Technology Course Descriptions

 

ACT 1123—Basic Compression Refrigeration. 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 two hours laboratory. (3)

ACT 1133—Tools and Piping. Various tools and pipe connecting techniques.  Covers tools and test equipment required in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (3)

ACT 1213—Controls. Fundamentals of gas, fluid, electrical, and programmable controls. Lecture with laboratory demonstration. (3)

ACT 1313—Refrigeration System Components. An in-depth study of the components and accessories of a sealed system including metering devices, evaporators, compressors, and condensers. Lecture with laboratory demonstration. (3)

ACT 1713—Electricity for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.  Basic knowledge of electricity, power distribution, components, solid state devices, and electrical circuits. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.  (3)

ACT 1813—Professional Service Procedures. Business ethics necessary to work with both the employer and customer. Includes resume, record keeping, and service contracts. One hour lecture and two hours laboratory. (3).

ACT 2324—Commercial Refrigeration. A study of various commercial refrigeration systems. It includes installation, servicing, and maintaining systems. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory. (4)

ACT 2413—AirConditioningI.  Various types of residential and commercial air conditioning, including hydraulic, absorption, and desiccant systems. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (3)

ACT 2423—Air Conditioning II. An in-depth course in the installation, startup, maintenance, and air quality of complete heating and air conditioning systems. Lecture with laboratory demonstration. (3)

ACT 2433— Refrigerant, Retrofit, and Regulations. Regulations and standards for new retrofit and government regulations. Includes OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, local and state codes. Lecture with laboratory demonstration. (3)

ACT 2513—Heating Systems. Various types of residential and commercial heating systems. Includes gas, oil, electric, compression, and hydroponics heating systems. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (3)

ACT 2623—Heat Load and Air Properties. 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 laboratory. (3)

ACT 2913—Special Project in Heating and Air Conditioning Technology. 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. Lecture with laboratory demonstration. (3)

ACT 2923—Supervised Work Experience in Heating and Air Conditioning.  A course which is a cooperative program between industry and education and is designed to integrate the student’s technical studies with industrial experience.  Credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. Externship. (3)

   
     
 

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