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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 and preparation for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant handler's certification exam. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100

Course Outcomes
  • Explain the basic refrigeration cycle and properly install gauges to take basic system readings.
  • Define, measure and interpret basic properties associated with HVAC work.
  • Describe the use of air systems to meet heating and cooling requirements.
  • Describe the basic principles of operation and required equipment for electric, gas and oil heating systems.
  • Explain how refrigeration is applied to air conditioning.
  • Explain the purpose and operation of the major components of a refrigeration system.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 2 hours
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 5, Rm 021D
Faculty: Brewster
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 1
Meets: M from 6:00PM to 9:40PM
Section: N10
Open Seats: 1
Meets: M from
6:00PM to 9:40PM
Section: N10
Blended Learning
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 5, Rm 021D
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.
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 1
Meets: W from 2:00PM to 5:40PM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 1
Meets: W from
2:00PM to 5:40PM
Section: 100