FIRST SEMESTER

Course Description

This course introduces the college's physical,, academic, and social environment and promotes the, personal development essential for success., Topics include campus facilities and resources;, policies, procedures, and programs; study skills;, and life management issues such as health,, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity,, and communication. Upon completion, students, should be able to function effectively within the, college environment to meet their educational, objectives.

Classroom Hours: 1

Course Description

This course introduces the basic refrigeration, process used in mechanical refrigeration and air, conditioning systems. Topics include terminology,, safety, and identification and function of, components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and, instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration, systems. Upon completion, students should be able, to identify refrigeration systems and components,, explain the refrigeration process, and use the, tools and instrumentation of the trade.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 6

AHR 111
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces electricity as it applies, to HVACR equipment. Emphasis is placed on power, sources, interaction of electrical components,, wiring of simple circuits, and the use of, electrical test equipment. Upon completion,, students should be able to demonstrate good wiring, practices and the ability to read simple wiring, diagrams.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 2

AHR 113
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course covers the installation procedures,, system operations, and maintenance of residential, and light commercial comfort cooling systems., Topics include terminology, component operation,, and testing and repair of equipment used to, control and produce assured comfort levels. Upon, completion, students should be able to use, psychrometrics, manufacturer specifications, and, test instruments to determine proper system, operation.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 4

Course Description

This course covers the requirements for the EPA, certification examinations. Topics include small, appliances, high pressure systems, and low, pressure systems. Upon completion, students, should be able to demonstrate knowledge of, refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA, certification examinations.

Classroom Hours: 1

Course Description

This course introduces schematics and diagrams, used in a variety of occupations. Topics include, interpretation of wiring diagrams, assembly, drawings, exploded views, sectional drawings, and, service manuals, specifications, and charts. Upon, completion, students should be able to research, and locate components and assemblies denoting, factory specifications and requirements from, service and repair manuals.

Classroom Hours: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance writing and, speaking skills for the workplace. Emphasis is, placed on generating short writings such as job, application documents, memoranda, and reports and, developing interpersonal communication skills with, employees and the public. Upon completion,, students should be able to prepare effective,, short, and job-related written and oral, communications.

Classroom Hours: 3

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

SECOND SEMESTER

AHR 112
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course covers the fundamentals of heating, including oil, gas, and electric heating systems., Topics include safety, tools and instrumentation,, system operating characteristics, installation, techniques, efficiency testing, electrical power,, and control systems. Upon completion, students, should be able to explain the basic oil, gas, and, electrical heating systems and describe the major, components of a heating system.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 4

Course Description

This course covers the principles of air source, and water source heat pumps. Emphasis is placed, on safety, modes of operation, defrost systems,, refrigerant charging, and system performance., Upon completion, students should be able to, understand and analyze system performance and, perform routine service procedures.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 4

AHR 130
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers the types of controls found in, residential and commercial comfort systems., Topics include electrical and electronic controls,, control schematics and diagrams, test instruments,, and analyis and troubleshooting of electrical, systems. Upon completion, students should be able, to diagnose and repair common residential and, commercial comfort system controls.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 2

Course Description

This course introduces the principles and concepts, of conventional residential heating and cooling, system design. Topics include heating and cooling, load estimating, basic psychrometrics, equipment, selection, duct system selection, and system, design. Upon completion, students should be able, to design a basic residential heating and cooling, system.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 2

Course Description

This course provides an activity-based approach, that develops measurement skills and mathematical, literacy using technology to solve problems for, non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit, conversions and estimation within a variety of, measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic, geometric concepts; financial literacy; and, statistics including measures of central, tendency, dispersion, and charting of data. Upon, completion, students should be able to, demonstrate the use of mathematics and technology, to solve practical problems, and to analyze and, communicate results.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab/Shop Hours: 2

Course Description

This course introduces basic welding and cutting., Emphasis is placed on beads applied with gases,, mild steel fillers, and electrodes and the, capillary action of solder. Upon completion,, students should be able to set up welding and, oxy-fuel equipment and perform welding, brazing,, and soldering processes.

Classroom Hours: 1

Lab/Shop Hours: 3

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

SUMMER SEMESTER

AHR 245
Credits: 2

Course Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of liquid, chilling equipment. Topics include, characteristics of water, principles of water, chilling, the chiller, the refrigerant, water and, piping circuits, freeze prevention, purging, and, equipment flexibility. Upon completion, students, should be able to describe the components,, controls, and overall operation of liquid chilling, equipment and perform basic maintenance tasks.

Classroom Hours: 1

Lab/Shop Hours: 3

AHR 247
Credits: 2

Course Description

This course introduces refrigeration systems, utilizing non-fluorocarbon based refrigerants., Topics include mechanical compression ammonia, systems, ammonia absorption systems, and other, absorption type systems. Upon completion,, students should be able to demonstrate an, understanding of the operation of certain, non-fluorocarbon based refrigeration systems.

Classroom Hours: 1

Lab/Shop Hours: 3

AHR 172
Credits: 1

Course Description

This course provides a laboratory experience in, heat pump technology. Emphasis is placed on, providing practical experience with air source and, water source heat pumps. Upon completion,, students should be able to demonstrate an, understanding of heat pump year round comfort, systems.

Lab/Shop Hours: 3

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected