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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
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 5, Rm 021F
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 5
Meets: MW from 6:00PM to 8:40PM
Section: N10
Open Seats: 5
Meets: MW from
6:00PM to 8:40PM
Section: N10