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Semester I: 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS                              #1ACT01         6 hours

This course provides students with an overview of the use of Chrome books in the HVAC program.  Students will utilize Google Classroom as a Learning Management System, and become familiar with Google Docs and Google Sheets.

 

MATH FOR HVAC                                                       #1ACT02         30 hours

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

 

PRACTICAL SHEET METAL WORK                              #1ACT05        75 hours

This course is an introduction to sheet metal in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration trade.  Topics include the tools of the trade, safety practices, trade mathematics, as well as blueprints and drawings.  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.

 

REFRIGERATION COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS         #1ACT06          135 hours

Students will learn how to install, troubleshoot and service industrial refrigeration systems. These systems are used to keep restaurant food products fresh, canned beverages cold and grocery store produce and frozen goods at the proper temperatures.

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.

 

PIPE JOINING AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS         #1ACT07         130 hours

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 and develop an understanding of Massachusetts Electrical Code as related to the HVAC industry.

Students will learn hands-on piping skills used in the HVAC Industry.  The course will cover torch safety, pipe cutting, pipe bending, pipe threading, mechanical connections, soldering and brazing.  Students will also be introduced to PEX tubing, PVC piping and all connections.

 

 

JOB READINESS                                                          #1ACT08         15 hours

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.

 

HVAC SAFETY/OSHA 10                                             #1ACT10         14 hours

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.

Semester II 

INSTALLATION AND SERVICE OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL SYSTEMS #2ACT10        125 hours

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 tested, adjusted and 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.

 

INSTALLATION AND SERVICE OF HEATING AND COOLING EQUIPMENT #2ACT09     130 hours

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. Using this information, students will install a forced hot air heating system with condensing unit. System will include associated electrical, piping and ductwork components.