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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

32-601-1 Technical Diploma Financial Aid Eligible

Program Overview

The air conditioning and refrigeration industry is one of the fastest growing occupations. This program will prepare students to design, install, service, maintain, and operate HVAC/R systems in residential, public, and light commercial buildings. The basic concepts of geothermal heating and cooling will be introduced. Students will be trained to service systems in residential homes, hospitals, government buildings, schools, hotels and motels, apartment buildings, and office buildings.

Campus:

Superior

Special Feature

This program is unique in the state.

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect graduates of this program to be able to:

Curriculum

Number Course Title Credits

3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 2 44 Occupational Specific Courses 10480105 AlternativeEnergyOverview 32601300 AirConditioningFundamentals 32601301 BasicMechanicalFundamentals 32601302 RefrigerationFundamentals 32601303 PrinciplesofAC/DC 32601304 HeatingSystems 32601305 ElectricalControlsandSystems 32601306 HVAC/RPrintReading 32601307 HeatingSystemApplications 32601308 ElectronicEnergyManagement 32601309 ControlCircuitApplications 32601310 SheetMetalFabrication 32601311 HydronicHeating 32601312 RefrigerationApplications 32601313 HVAC/RElectronicTroubleshooting/ Repair(WBL) 32601314 HeatLoadEstimation 32601315 GeothermalSystems 32890305 AppliedInformationResources Occupational Supportive/ General Studies Courses w 32804355 Math355 32804364 Math364 32801361 AppliedCommunications1 32801363 AppliedCommunications2 32809371 AppliedHumanRelations PROGRAMREQUIREMENTS

Student Profile

Students of this program should be able to:

· Practice safe techniques when servicing · Troubleshoot HVAC/R systems · Use tools and equipment to service · Select equipment to install for an · Estimate HVAC/R repair cost and order · Meet requirements for the EPA · Interpret HVAC/R drawings · Estimate a heating and cooling load · Communicate HVAC/R service reports

for customers Collegewide outcomes and indicators will also be addressed to develop personal awareness, career effectiveness, and professionalism. See page 5 for a list of collegewide outcomes and indicators. Refrigeration Certificate parts HVAC/R system and/or test HVAC/R systems and testing HVAC/R systems

· Learn mechanical principles and repair

techniques · Use good judgment · Follow procedures carefully · Handle and manipulate tools and equipment skillfully · Assume responsibility for their work · Adhere to required standards · Adapt and handle a variety of duties and interruptions · Work under pressure · Move easily and lift 50 pounds · Distinguish colors

Preparation for Admission

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

· General Math/Algebra · Science · Communications · Health/Human Relations

Career Outlook

Typical positions available after graduation include:

3 2 2 2 2 11 55

· Residential HVAC/R Technician · Commercial HVAC/R Technician · Industrial HVAC/R Technician · Mechanical Contractor HVAC/R · Facilities HVAC/R Technician · Wholesale Service Representative

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment: Technician

Requiresaprerequisiteand/orcorequisitethatmust becompletedwithagradepointof2.0orbetter. w Seepage40forGeneralStudiescoursedescriptions.

· Energy Management Technician · Business Owner HVAC/R · Practice Engineering of HVAC/R Systems

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Course Descriptions

(See page 40 for General Studies course descriptions)

10480105 Alternative Energy Overview - Credits: 3 Inthiscourse,studentswillinvestigatetheneedforrenewable energysystemsandemergingcareersinrenewableenergy. Studentswillexaminethebasicdesign,cost,andotherconsiderationsassociatedwithphotovoltaic,wind,hydroandbiogas electricalgenerationsystems.Inaddition,studentswillevaluate thebasicdesign,costs,truthsandmythsassociatedwithsolar thermal,geothermal,andbiomassheatingandcoolingsystems andexploretheproductionanduseofalternativetransportation fuels.Studentswillalsoperformasiteassessmentfortheinstallationofarenewableenergysystem. 32601300 Air Conditioning Fundamentals - Credits: 2 Topicscoveredincludeairconditioningprinciplesandterms, physicalprinciplesofairmovementandhumidity,methods ofconditioningairforcomfortandhealth,theproperuseof psychrometers,drybulbthermometers,hygrometers,pitottubes, recorders,manometersandbarometers,andthereadingand interpretationofpsychrometricchartsandscales.PREREQUISITE: AdmissiontoHVAC/RPlan. 32601301 Basic Mechanical Fundamentals - Credits: 3 Thiscourseisdesignedtointroducethelearnertothebasic fundamentalskillsnecessarytoworkintheHVAC/RIndustry. Instructionwillbegiveninlearningthevarioustypesofpiping andtubingusedinairconditioning,heating,andrefrigeration;typesoffittings,bending,brazing,softsolderingtubing, blackironpipework,usinghandtools,andtherecognitionand practiceofsafetyprocedureswhileworkingonheating,air conditioning,andrefrigerationsystems.PREREQUISITE:AdmissiontoHVAC/RPlan. 32601302 Refrigeration Fundamentals - Credits: 2 Topicsincluderefrigerationprinciplesandterms,thermodynamic processes,refrigerants,vaporcompressioncycles,mechanical refrigerationsystemcomponents,useofelectricalcontrols, refrigerationapplications,andrefrigerationtoolsandmaterials. PREREQUISITE:AdmissiontoHVAC/RPlan. 32601303 Principles of AC/DC - Credits: 3 ThiscourseprovidesanintroductiontoDCandACelectricity. Thestudentswillbeabletoperformbasicresistance,current, voltage,andpowercalculationsandmeasurementsinboth DCandACcircuits.Knowledgeanduseoftestequipmentwill focusonmultimetersandoscilloscopes.Criticalthinkingskills areemphasizedtodevelopcompetenciesinproblemsolving andtroubleshooting.Thisisalab-andlecture-basedcourse thatprovideshands-onandtheoreticallearning.COREQUISITE: 32804355Math355. 32601304 Heating Systems - Credits: 2 Topicsincludeintroductiontoheatprinciples,temperature measurement,fuelsandothersourcesofheat,combustion,basic heatingsystems,basicfurnacedesign,gasfurnacedesignand operation,ventingoffurnaces,chimneyorexhaustgases,and systemcontrols.PREREQUISITE:AdmissiontoHVAC/RPlan. 32601305 Electrical Controls and Systems - Credits: 3 Topicsinthiscourseincludebasicelectricityreview,control circuits,symbols,diagrams,protectiondevices,transformers, relays,thermostats,single-phasemotors,capacitors,control components,andtroubleshootingACRsystemwiringdiagrams. Electricalexperienceequivalentto32601303PrinciplesofAC/DC isrecommended. 32601306 HVAC/R Print Reading - Credits: 2 Topicsincludeprintreading;understanding,interpreting,and utilizingarchitecturalworkingdrawings;safetyprocedures, draftingtechniques,andlettering.PREREQUISITE:Admissionto HVAC/RPlan. 32601307 Heating System Applications - Credits: 3 Topicsincludeinstallation,start-up,andserviceofgas-and oil-firedheatingequipment;airconditioningandair-to-airheat pumpsystems;andelectricalandmechanicaltesting/analyzingofsystemcomponents.PREREQUISITES:32601301Basic MechanicalFundamentalsand32601304HeatingSystems. 32601308 Electronic Energy Management - Credits: 3 Thiscourseservesasanintroductiontohowaheating,venting,andairconditioningcontrolsystemisusedtooperatea building'smechanicalequipmentsoastomaintainthedesired environmentalconditions.PREREQUISITE:32601309Control CircuitApplications. 32601309 Control Circuit Applications - Credits: 3 Topicsincludecontrolcircuitterminology,measuringdevices, andcontrolsystems.Theprinciplesofself-contained,electromechanical,andelectronic-electriccontrolsareexaminedand appliedtocontrolsystemsoperationanddesign.PREREQUISITE:32601305ElectricalControlsandSystems. 32601310 Sheet Metal Fabrication - Credits: 2 Thelayoutandfabricationofavarietyofsheetmetalfittings. PREREQUISITE:32601301BasicMechanicalFundamentals. 32601311 Hydronic Heating - Credits: 3 Topicsincludeheatingignitionsystems,oilboilerinstallation andstartup,ventingofgas-firedboilers,heatingwithhotwater, multipleboilersystemsbasics,andzoninghydronicheatingsystems.PREREQUISITES:32601301BasicMechanicalFundamentals and32601304HeatingSystems. 32601312 Refrigeration Applications - Credits: 3 Topicsincludedomesticandcommercialrefrigerationsystems, applications,installation,servicing,troubleshooting,heatloads andpiping,controls,andspecialrefrigerationcomponents. PREREQUISITES:32601300AirConditioningFundamentals, 32601301BasicMechanicalFundamentals,and32601302 RefrigerationFundamentals. 32601313 HVAC/R Electronic Troubleshooting/Repair (WBL) - Credits: 2 Thiscourseisdesignedfortheadvancedstudentwhohas alreadycompletedthetheoreticalandbasichands-onclasses. Inthisclassthestudentwillberesponsiblefortroubleshooting andrepairingavarietyofHVAC/Requipment.Thestudentwill berequiredtodiagnosethefaultyequipment,selecttheproper replacementparts,returntheequipmenttoaworkingcondition, andprepareadetailedworkorderlistingallworkperformed. PREREQUISITE:32601309ControlCircuitApplications. 32601314 Heat Load Estimation - Credits: 1 Thiscoursewillteachthestudenthowtouse"ManualJ"from ACCA.Thestudentwilldeveloptheskillstodoresidentialheating andcoolingheatloads.Studentswillcalculateheatlossandalso lossesorgainsduetoinfiltration,sunloadsetc.Thestudentwill docalculationsonactualbuildingsusingACCAindustrystandard formJ-1.Thestudentwillalsobepricingenergyupgradessuch asinsulation,windowimprovements,etc.andcalculatingpaybackandfuelsavings.PREREQUISITE:AdmissiontoHVAC/RPlan. 32601315 Geothermal Systems - Credits: 2 Thiscourseisdesignedtointroducethestudenttothebasic conceptsofgeothermalheatingandcooling.Studentswillbe introducedtotheconceptsofgeothermalheatingandcooling usinggeothermalpumps,groundsourceheatexchangers, indoorheatexchangers,connectingdevices,andcirculatingfluid configurationsandfusions.PREREQUISITES:32601301BasicMechanicalFundamentals,32601302RefrigerationFundamentals, and32601305ElectricalControlsandSystems. 32890305 Applied Information Resources - Credits: 2 Thiscoursewillallowthelearnertodevelopskillsinresearch, evaluation,selection,andpreparationofinformationresources usefultotheircareerarea.Learnerswillusevariousinformationresources,includingcomputersoftwareapplicationsto developsoundinformationresearchstrategies.Learnerswillbe exposedtoethicaluseofinformation,informationprovidedby variousmethodsandstoredinvariousmanagementformats, communicatingbye-mail,developingsearchandselectionof informationresources,analysis,anduseofresults.Thisdiscussion-andlab-basedcoursewilluseindividualandgroupworkto searchandshareinformationresources.Competencieslearnedin thiscoursewillbeabletobeappliedinothercourseswithinyour programandwillcontinuetobevaluableinlifelonglearning. Youshouldhaveexperienceinkeyboardingandbasiccomputer skillsforthiscourse.

Graduate Employment Information

(WITCGraduateSurveyResponses2008-2009;formostrecentdata,gotowitc.edu) Numberofgraduates Numberofresponses Numberavailableforemployment 7 6 6 Numberemployed Percentemployed Employedinrelatedfield 5 83% 2

career vision

%employedinWITCdistrict Rangeofyearlysalary Averageyearlysalary 0% -* -*

*Rangeofyearlysalaryandaverageyearlysalarynotavailable.ForthelatestOccupationalOutlookHandbook,whichincludesworkingconditions,employment,andearningsfor careersinHeating,Air-conditioning,andRefrigerationMechanicandInstalleroccupations,visittheU.S.DepartmentofLaborWebsite:http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos192.htm.

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