HAC 101—Heating and Cooling Fundamentals 2-4-4
Introduces and explores the mechanical refrigeration cycle as it applies to residential and light commercial refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning equipment. Individual components and controls as they relate to equipment and systems are covered in both the classroom and lab. Students will learn to use HVAC&R hand tools, power tools, gauges and meters to troubleshoot and repair HVAC&R equipment.
HAC 150—Psychrometrics and Load Estimation 3-0-3
This course comprises a study of heat loss and heat gain factors. HVAC&R equipment sizing and selection are covered using ACCA manuals as well as computer sizing and selection software. The study of the properties of air, measurement of air and its effects upon human comfort are also studied.
HAC 170—Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Control Systems 2-2-3
Provides a fundamental understanding of electrical, pneumatic and electrical control circuits as applied to refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning systems. Reading and understanding ladder and schematic diagrams are covered in detail. Troubleshooting circuits using electrical meters and pressure gauges are emphasized in labs. Installation and replacement of controls are also covered. Prerequisites: ELC 105, 110, HAC 101
HAC 199—Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Internship 1-12-3
Students will obtain experience in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration industry through a combination of occupational instruction and on-the-job training. This course integrates classroom occupational study with a planned supervised practical work experience. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
HAC 230—Air Distribution and Codes 2-2-3
Covers design and installation of air-conditioning and heating duct systems for residential and commercial applications. Duct selection and sizing will be studied using ACCA Manual D and computer duct sizing software. Friction charts and duct calculators will be used to aid in the duct design process. Basics of mechanical code will also be examined. Prerequisite: HAC 101
HAC 240—Sheet Metal for Heating, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration 2-4-4
Designed to aid the installer in the skills and techniques necessary to layout, fabricate and install ductwork for residential and commercial HVAC systems. Sheet metal and fiberglass ductboard fitting, identification and fabrication are covered. Venting systems and combustion air inlet fabrication and installation are also examined. Prerequisite: HAC 101
HAC 250—Air-Conditioning I 2-4-4
Residential and commercial heating and air-conditioning equipment installation, operation, troubleshooting and repair are covered in detail. Classroom theory and hands-on labs offer students an understanding of the concepts needed to become HVAC&R technicians. Field site visits to HVAC wholesalers and construction projects are included in this class. Prerequisite:
HAC 255—Air-Conditioning II (Heat Pumps) 2-4-4
Covers the reverse-cycle air-conditioning heat pump. Air source and ground source heat pump system design, installation, troubleshooting and repair are examined. Heat pump control operation, check-out and replacement are covered. Field and lab work on various heat-pump systems are included. Prerequisite: HAC 250
HAC 260—Hydronics 2-4-4
Covers gas, oil and electric hot water and steam boiler operation, selection, maintenance troubleshooting and repair. Piping systems and fitting selection for boilers and chillers are examined. Residential and commercial system testing, adjusting and balancing are studied as well. Prerequisite: HAC 250
HAC 270—Residential Plumbing 2-4-4
Encompasses a basic understanding of residential plumbing. Areas to be covered are: plumbing codes, plumbing system design, installation, water and gas piping, worker safety, troubleshooting and repair procedures.
HAC 280—Residential Wiring 2-4-4
Provides the student with an understanding of residential wiring. Areas to be discussed include: electrical safety, design of residential electrical load requirements, National Electrical Code Standards, troubleshooting and repair, installation of wiring, and devices such as entrances, breaker boxes, switches, receptacles and equipment.
HAC 290—Refrigeration Recovery 3-0-3
Designed for students who need training in the proper handling of refrigerants. This course covers proper refrigerant handling and recovery procedures necessary to work in the RHVAC industry. Refrigeration chemistry, containment, labeling, transportation and recovery are studied. Government regulations dealing with proper refrigeration practices as well as industry standards will be examined.