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Course Descriptions

PLUMBING, HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY (HAC)

HAC101 - Basic Heating and Cooling Technology Credits: 4
An introduction to the theory, design, installation and maintenance of the residential warm air heating/cooling systems and their associated components. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental concepts needed for progression into the heating and cooling courses.

Prerequisite: PLH 112. Corequisite: CEL 103.

HAC103 - Warm Air Heating & Air Conditioning Design/Installation Credits: 4
This course is designed to provide the theory, design and installation of a residential warm air heating and air conditioning system. Students are introduced to the requirements of sizing and selecting equipment, heat loss and cooling load calculations, controls, distribution systems and techniques used in the recovery of refrigerants.

Prerequisites: CEL 103, HAC 101, HAC 106.

HAC106 - Controls for Air Conditioning Credits: 3
This course will cover basic electricity, electronics theory and application. Controls used in both residential and light commercial HVAC. applications will be covered. Indoor comfort design and control strategy. The use of volt/multimeters will be covered in both theory and practical applications, along with troubleshooting methods. Reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, series, parallel, series/parallel control circuits will be explained. Various types of heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration controls will be explained, along with wiring demonstrations and individual and group lab projects.

Prerequisites: PLH 105, HAC 101, MAT 103 or permission of program coordinator.