Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration

(NOTE:  HVACR program placed on moratorium)

HVC 110 Introduction to HVAC
[formerly HVAC 110 Introduction to HVAC]
4 cr.  (4 lec/wk)
Exposes students to theories and concepts of the HVAC industry.  Topics covered will include principles of thermodynamics, the study and nature of air, and an introduction to heating and cooling loads.

HVC 111 Heating Fundamentals
[formerly HVAC 111 Heating Fundamentals]
2 cr.  (1 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 110.
Introduces the student to basic theories of heating and their applications to heating equipment.  Operation, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures of gas, fuel oil and electric furnaces will be studied.

HVC 125 Air Handling
[formerly HVAC 125 Air Handling]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 110.
Exposes students to load calculations, psychrometrics, principles of air flow, and duct design.  Students will create diagrams providing adequate heating and cooling in accordance with local and national codes.

HVC 130 HVAC Electrical
[formerly HVAC 141 HVACR Basic Electricity]
4 cr.  (3 lec/2 lab/wk)
Introduces the student to basic electricity concepts, electrical test instruments, electrical devices used on heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and the different types of AC electrical motors.  Students learn how to measure voltage, ohms, watts and amperage on series/parallel circuits.


HVC 135 Air Conditioning
[formerly HVAC 135 Air Conditioning]
2 cr.  (1 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 110.
Exposes students to residential and commercial air conditioning applications, installation, troubleshooting, and design.

HVC 175 HVAC Controls
[formerly HVAC 175 HVAC Controls]
4 cr.  (3 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  TRID 180.
Introduces students to concepts of control and automation in HVAC systems.  Students will also learn to troubleshoot systems using diagrams and test equipment.

HVC 182 Hydronics
[formerly HVAC 182 Hydronics]
2 cr.  (1 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 111.
Introduces the student to hot water heating principles and systems.  Students will learn to install, maintain, and troubleshoot these systems.

HVC 200 Refrigeration Technicians E.P.A. Certification Review
[formerly HVAC 200 Refrigeration Technicians E.P.A. Certification Review]
1 cr.  (1 lec/wk)
Exposes the student to requirements and criteria needed for passing the Section 608 E.P.A. exam certification for refrigeration technicians.

HVC 201 Advanced Refrigeration
[formerly HVAC 201 Advanced Refrigeration]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 111.
Exposes the student to the selection, installation, adjustment, maintenance and repair of refrigeration systems.

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HVC 203 Advanced Air Conditioning
[formerly HVAC 203 Advanced Air Conditioning]
2 cr.  (1 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 135.
Exposes students to the selection, installation, adjustment, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning systems.  Students will recover, charge, and troubleshoot residential and light commercial systems.

HVC 210 Heat Pumps
[formerly HVAC 210 Heat Pumps]
2 cr.  (1 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 135.
Exposes the student to the selection, installation, adjustment, maintenance, and repair of heat pumps.

HVC 212 Sheet Metal Technology and Blueprint Reading
[formerly HVAC 212 Sheet Metal Technology and Blueprint Reading]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)
Introduces the student to basic sheet metal terms and fittings, how to use the sheet metal hand tools, equipment, and procedures for duct layout.  They also will learn to read blueprints for residential and commercial buildings.

HVC 235 Residential and Light Commercial Heating & Ventilation Systems
[formerly HVAC 231 Residential and Light Commercial Heating & Ventilation Systems]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 111.
Exposes the student to the selection, installation, adjustment, maintenance and repair of residential and small commercial heating and ventilating systems.

HVC 243 Steam Systems
[formerly HVAC 243 Steam Systems]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 182.
Introduces students to design, installation, adjustment, maintenance, and repair of small commercial steam systems.

HVC 255 Advanced Controls
[formerly HVAC 255 Advanced Controls]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  HVC 175.
Introduces students to commercial control systems such as digital direct, programmable logic, and pneumatic controls.  Students will install, diagnose, and repair all types of pneumatic systems using test equipment, diagrams, and computer simulators.

HVC 294 Seminar
[formerly HVAC 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr.
Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning or major appliance repair.

HVC 294 Workshop
[formerly HVAC 293 Workshop]
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of heating, ventilation and air conditioning or major appliance repair.

HVC 298 Cooperative Education/Internship
[formerly HVAC 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
V1-9 cr.  (45 hours/credit)
Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

HVC 299 Capstone
[formerly HVAC 275 Capstone]
1 cr.  (1 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: HVC 200.
Introduces students to regulations, codes, and professionalism, while preparing them for the Industry Competency Exams (ICE).  A passing grade on the ICE is required to pass this class.


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