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Semester I:

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS #1ACT01                                            30 hours                      1.0 Credit

Hands on laboratory course designed to utilize personal computers in a small business. Students learn the basics of computer hardware and learn about operating systems by using Microsoft Windows XP. Applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Publisher will be used to generate documents helpful to a small business.

 

MATH FOR HVAC #1ACT02                                                                           30 hours                      1.0 Credit

This course provides students with the skills required to be successful in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration field. The student will complete applied problems from the HVAC industry. Students will solve world problems and equations. Business math applications will also be discussed.

 

PIPING PRACTICES/ SOLDERING AND BRAZING #1ACT03              45 hours                       1.5 Credits

This course is designed to teach the piping practices used in the HVAC industry. Students will learn to cut, solder, braze, and make mechanical connections for ferrous and non-ferrous piping.

 

ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY/ HIGH AND LOW VOLTAGE #1ACT04     45 hours                     1.5 Credits

Students will learn basic electrical circuitry, safety, Ohms law, and read electrical meters. Some of the topics students will be educated in are series and parallel circuits, types of switches and controls used in the HVAC industry. Students will read and interpret common electrical symbols and schematics.

 

AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS/ DUCT SYSTEMS #1ACT05                 90 hours                      3.0 Credits

In this course students will design, fabricate, and install air distribution systems. Students will be able to identify and describe the basic types of sheet metal, perform proper fabricating and layout methods. Students will install takeoffs and attach flexible duct to a sheet metal duct and make adjustments to airflow and pressures in a basic forced-air distribution systems. This Course gives a basic overview of OSHA’s role in prevention and elimination of work-related illnesses and injuries. It includes information about employer and employee rights and responsibilities, and a very brief look at the inspection process, reporting and recordkeeping.

 

REFRIGERATION APPLICATIONS #1ACT06                                           45 hours                       1.5 Credits

Students will learn how heat transfer occurs in a cooling system, demonstrating an understanding of the terms and concepts used in the refrigeration cycle. They will calculate the temperature and pressure relationships at key points in the refrigeration cycle and use temperature- and pressure-measuring instruments to make readings at key points in the refrigeration cycle. Lastly, they will identify the major components of a cooling system and explain how each type works.

 

SECTION 608 EPA LAWS & REGULATIONS #1ACT07                         30 hours                        1.0 Credit

This course prepares students for the EPA Section 608 examination. Students will be introduced to the EPA Laws and Regulations governing refrigerants, their storage, disposal, and recovery methods.

 

 

Semester II

 

COMMUNICATIONS #2ACT08                                                                  30 hours                        1.0 Credit

This course is designed to provide students with job readiness skills to meet the challenges in today’s workforce. It enables students to enter the workforce with an understanding of what is needed and expected from them in their job search. This course will also address some common job readiness skills such as cover letter preparation, resume preparation, and more.

 

HYDRONIC HEATING SYSTEMS #2ACT09                                          120 hours                        4.0 Credits

Upon completion of this course students will have setup a hydronic boiler, making all piping connections. Students will add various safety valves, pumps, control valves, and accessories to the system. All systems will be adjusted, live fired, to meet state and local codes. Students will learn the basic operating sequence for oil-fired heating equipment. They will identify and correctly utilize the tools and instruments used in troubleshooting oil heating systems. Some of the other topics covered are the nozzle replacement, adjustment of electrodes, check ignition transformer, and set pump pressure.

 

RESIDENTIAL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING #2ACT10           150 hours                        5.0 Credits

Students in this course will design, fabricate and install a forced warm air and air conditioning system. Students will gain experience calculating heating and cooling loads for a given residence then design a complete system. Students will also learn the fundamentals of gas fired heating systems and troubleshoot and repair gas systems.

 

CONSTRUCTION DRAWING #2ACT11                                                   45 hours                         1.5 Credits

Students will read and interpret blueprints and architect’s plans. Students will develop a field set of mechanical plans with the actual installation of duct run fittings and sections. Students will utilize the drawings created to complete takeoff procedures for HVAC systems.