Air Conditioning Refrigeration
AIRC 110 – 3 Credits
HVACR Safety, Tools and Methods
Explores the tools used in the HVACR trade and how to accomplish basic tasks. The course highlights construction of fitings made of sheet metal and glass duct board for air duct systems. Safe use of tools and safe procedures for sodering and brazing is emphasized. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.
Lab fee: $40.00
AIRC 115 – 3 Credits
Fundamentals of Refrigeration
Introduces the compression refrigeration cycle, common refrigerants and their applications, and the theory of heat transfer as related to the refrigeration process. Teaches how to evaluate system performance and how to use tools and equipment for service and installation procedures such as charging, evacuating, and leak detection. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.
Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044 or ACLT 052; and MATH 081
Lab fee: $40.00
AIRC 121 – 1 Credit
EPA Refrigeration Certification
Reviews Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and procedures to properly handle refrigerants and prepares students for the EPA Technician Examination. Field experience is beneficial as the topics are covered quickly and assumes the student has prior knowledge. An additional fee is required for the test. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.
Prerequisites: AIRC 115 or instructor approval.
Lab Fee: $50.00
AIRC 205 – 3 Credits
Studies the construction and operation of gas fired, oil fired, and electric forced air heating equipment (and other related systems as time allows); introduces procedures for installing, testing, and adjusting and maintaining heating equipment.
NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.
Corequisites: MATH 081 and ELEI 101
Lab fee: $40.00
AIRC 210 – 3 Credits
Comfort Cooling Systems
Applies the theory and principles of refrigeration to comfort cooling and explains the use of electric heat pumps in residential and light commercial applications. Describes the regulations and procedures that apply to refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclaiming and offers hands-on laboratory work in recovery and troubleshooting. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.
Prerequisites: AIRC 115 and ELEI 101
Lab fee: $45.00
AIRC 212 – 3 Credits
Energy Control Strategies
Addresses all devices that are used to regulate energy use in buildings: from pneumatic to electric to electronic: from manual to automatic; from simple switches to microprocessors. An emphasis is placed on identifying and solving control calibration problems and improving energy efficiency through redesign and energy control strategies.
NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.
Pre-requisites: AIRC 205, AIRC 210, ELEI 101 or approval of program coordinator.
AIRC 214 – 3 Credits
Residential Estimates and Sales
Explores the procedures used to calculate costs for residential and commercial HVAC installation and services. The course emphasizes both hand calculations and computer programs to estimate accurate charges. Students develop skills necessary for success in sales of HVAC systems, parts, services and new installations. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).
Prerequisites: AIRC 115, AIRC 205, AIRC 210 or approval of program coordinator.
AIRC 215 – 3 Credits
Residential Load Calculations & Air Distribution
Introduces methods to calculate heat losses and gains (loads) for residential and commercial applications using the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J and Manual D procedures and computer software programs. Students learn to select the proper heating and cooling equipment for maximum comfort and energy efficiency. The course also introduces air side equipment, components from manufacturers' specifications and various instruments used to test and balance air distribution systems. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.
Prerequisite: AIRC 210, AIRC 205, or approval of program coordinator
Lab fee: $25.00
AIRC 222 – 3 Credits
Commercial Refrigeration Systems
Investigates the methods and procedures used to analyze and diagnose problems with ice machines, reach-in coolers and freezers, and walk-in coolers and freezers. Emphasis is placed on light commercial type equipment . Students practice diagnostics through simulation and hands-on practice. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).
Prerequisites: AIRC 115, AIRC 210, ELEI 101, ELEI 201 or approval of program coordinator.
AIRC 223 – 3 Credits
Commercial HVAC Systems
Explores the technology used in commercial, institutional and industrial cooling systems. Course work includes analysis of system performance and diagnosis of problems. Students examine equipment such as reciprocating and centrifugal chillers, absorption systems, cooling towers, fans and air handlers. Emphasis is placed on psychometrics, pressure-enthalpy diagrams and commercial load calculations. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.
Prerequisites: AIRC 205, AIRC 210, ELEI 101, ELEI 201 or approval of program coordinator.
AIRC 224 – 3 Credits
Commercial Control Systems
Incorporates both theory and hands-on learning in the areas of electronic controls, pneumatic controls and direct digital control (DDC) systems as each applies to a Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Course work will center on system components, writing diagrams, calibration and sequences of operation, problem analysis and troubleshooting and installation methods. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.
Prerequisites: AIRC 205, AIRC 210, ELEI 201 and ELEI 101 or approval of program coordinator.
AIRC 230 – 3 Credits
Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources
Provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energies as applied to the HVAC Industry. Topics to include Solar PV. Solar HW, Geothermal HP, wind and other related evolving technologies. Discussion covers the principles of solar home design for both heating and cooling for new and existing construction.
NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).
Prerequisites: AIRC 205, AIRC 210, ELEI 101 or approval of program coordinator or instructor.
AIRC 232 – 3 Credits
Advanced Residential Systems
Presents advanced service techniques for maintenance and repair of residential air conditioning equipment and controls. Students learn to troubleshoot and repair major components of a residential air conditioning system. Topics include advanced system analysis, measurement of operating efficiency, and inspection and correction of all major components. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall
Prerequisites: AIRC 110, AIRC 115, AIRC 210, ELEI 101 and ELEI 201 or approval of program coordinator.