HVA 1201 - Basic HVAC Systems with Cooling
Basic concepts and theory of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Foundations in the applications of cooling principles in light commercial equipment. Major components include refrigerant flow through equipment, applications of equipment to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer fundamentals, customer service, and preparation for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant handler's certification exam. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1221 - Heating Systems
Introduction to the basic concepts of all heating systems found in light commercial applications for the experienced and inexperienced in HVAC. A comprehensive presentation of HVAC systems, including rooftop packaged systems, heat pumps, packaged low-pressure boiler systems, and packaged unitary heaters. Includes low-pressure hot water and steam generation, including the fundamentals of heat generation in water-based heating systems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1241 - HVAC Installation Techniques & Practices
Basic practices required for new installation and replacement of HVAC equipment including an introduction to sheet metal skills, and copper and black pipe plumbing. Hands-on skills and code requirements will be stressed along with good safety practices. Includes installation of a complete residential HVACR system. One classroom, six lab hours per week.
HVA 1261 - HVAC Loads & Distribution for Small Buildings
A discussion and demonstration of the importance of proper air distribution systems and principles of balanced heat distribution, including design considerations for light commercial applications. Loads will be calculated using commercially available software. Testing, Adjusting and Balancing procedures are included. One classroom, six labs hours per week.
HVA 1301 - Air & Water Distribution Systems
Theory and practice of fluid flow in HVAC distribution systems, including water systems, sizing and performance, duct system sizing and performance, fan and pump selection, operation, and performance, valve and damper selection and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) procedures. Hand calculations and use of computer-based design and analysis tools; select hands-on laboratory studies reinforce basic principles; proper installation practices are also included. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
HVA 1351 - Building Psychrometrics & Load Calculations
Theory and practice of performing psychrometric analysis of HVAC systems. Principles and practice performing detailed heating and cooling load calculations for commercial facilities. Students learn both hand calculation and use of computer- based design and analysis tools. Selected hands-on laboratory studies reinforce basic principles. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1352 - Psychrometrics, Health & Comfort in HVAC
This course teaches you to perform a psychrometric analysis for purposes of system control and system troubleshooting. It also teaches you to perform ventilation calculations, room air distribution calculations and air terminal selection, filter selection for buildings and building spaces, acoustic issues in HVAC, and ASHRAE energy standard 90.1 as applied to service and maintenance. This course also introduces one to Preventive Maintenance Practices. This is accomplished by concentrating on applicable codes and industry standards to create a healthy environment with an emphasis on the background necessary to properly control an HVAC system. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
HVA 1401 - HVAC Mechanical & Electrical Troubleshooting
Diagnostic methods of mechanical, electrical and control system problems in heating and cooling systems. Other topics include common faults and how to reduce future failures. Two lecture, three lab hours per week.
HVA 1811 - NCCER Sheet Metal Level 1A
This course covers NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) core sheet metal curriculum, an overview of the sheet metal industry, sheet metal tools and equipment, and plasma arc cutting. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1812 - NCCER Sheet Metal Level 1B
This course covers sheet metal math and measurements, layout and processes, parallel line development, installation of ductwork, and installation of air distribution accessories. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1813 - NCCER Sheet Metal Level 2A
This course covers field measurements, calculations, and fittings, construction and sheet metal drawings, radial line development, and triangulation. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1814 - NCCER Sheet Metal Level 2B
This course covers sheet metal duct fabrication standards, bend allowances, soldering, and air distribution systems. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1815 - NCCER Sheet Metal Level 3A
This course covers commercial airside systems, principles of airflow, and using construction drawings in sheet metal. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1816 - NCCER Sheet Metal Level 3B
This course covers sheet metal job specifications, air testing and balancing, blanket insulation for ducts, and board insulation for ducts. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1817 - NCCER Sheet Metal Level 4A
This course covers fume and exhaust system design, welding and brazing, and oxyfuel cutting. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1818 - NCCER Sheet Metal Level 4B
This course covers architectural sheet metal, shop production and organization, sheet metal business and technology, and fundamentals of crew leadership. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1821 - NCCER HVAC Level 1A
This course covers NCCER core HVAC curriculum, introduction to HVAC, trade mathematics, basic electricity, introduction to heating. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1822 - NCCER HVAC Level 1B
This course covers an introduction to cooling and air distribution systems, basic copper, carbon steel, and plastic piping processes, and soldering and brazing. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1831 - NCCER HVAC Level 2A
This course covers alternating current, compressors, and refrigerants and oils, leak detection, evacuation, and recovery, metering devices, and heat pumps. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1832 - NCCER HVAC Level 2B
This course covers basic maintenance of HVAC-R systems, chimneys, vents, and flues, sheet metal duct systems, fiberglass and flexible duct systems, commercial airside systems, air quality equipment, and an introduction to hydronic systems. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1841 - NCCER HVAC Level 3A
This course covers fasteners, hardware, and wiring terminations, as well as the troubleshooting of control circuits, motors, cooling, heat pumps, gas heating, and oil heating. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1842 - NCCER HVAC Level 3B
This course covers zoning, ductless, and variable refrigerant flow systems, troubleshooting accessories, commercial hydronic systems, steam systems, retail refrigeration systems, and customer relations. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1851 - NCCER HVAC Level 4A
This course covers water treatment, indoor air quality, energy conservation equipment, building management systems, and system air balancing in HVAC. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 1852 - NCCER HVAC Level 4B
This course covers system startup and shutdown, construction drawings and specifications, heating and cooling system design, commercial/industrial refrigeration systems, alternative and specialized heating and cooling systems, and fundamentals of crew leadership. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 2251 - Primary HVAC Equipment Operation & Selection
Student will learn how to do refrigeration cycle analysis, how to select condensers, evaporators, compressors, boilers, chillers and cooling towers from a manufacturer's catalog for a specific application, how to apply manufacturer's literature, including electrical schematics, to the troubleshooting process and proper installation and equipment room piping practices. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
HVA 2297 - Special Topics
HVA 2351 - HVAC Systems & Controls
Theory and techniques for the control, troubleshooting, commissioning and operational parameters of a variety of systems used in today's buildings. This course emphasizes control strategies for energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality as directed by current standards for commercial and industrial HVAC systems. The control portions of this course begin with basic control elements and theory and continue with instruction regarding the BACnet, Lonworks, and ModBus protocols. The course prepares the student for a major installation and commissioning project using state-of-the-art equipment. Three classroom, six lab hours per week.
HVA 2700 - HVACR Engineering Technology Internship
Students earn credits toward degree requirements for work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students establish learning outcomes and prepare related reports and/or projects each term. Ten work hours per week per credit hour.
HVA 2751 - HVAC-R Operations & Best Practices
As today's building HVAC systems grow more varied and more sophisticated, the service and operations technician must keep up and be able to determine if a system is operating properly. This course will provide case studies of various building HVAC systems, system operational issues, and changes in applicable standards and codes. The student is then exposed to methods of finding the problem and how to differentiate between a symptom and the underlying cause using the fundamentals learned in previous classes. Two lab hours per week.
HVA 2780 - HVACR Engineering Technology Capstone Project
Assessment of achievement by HVACR Engineering Technology students in attaining program outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practices of the major. Teamwork on projects will be emphasized. One classroom, six lab hours per week.