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CAT 1601 Building Electric & Controls

An introduction to building electrical and control systems for HVAC technicians. Includes AC/DC circuits, single phase and three phase motors and motor control, HVAC equipment control, wiring techniques, control components including sequencers, and an introduction to building pneumatic and DDC control. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Apply Ohm’s law, measure voltage, amperage, and capacitance
  • Identify various control components and be able to correctly test and wire
  • Perform a load assessment, select and size wiring and control components
  • Be able to connect and calibrate pneumatic and electronic devices
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 2 hours
  • Lab: 4 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Construction Management Technology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Blended Learning
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 5, Rm 021F
Faculty: Dawson
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s) with online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet in-person. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 2
Meets: TTH from 6:00PM to 8:50PM
Section: N10
Open Seats: 2
Meets: TTH from
6:00PM to 8:50PM
Section: N10