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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - 5 courses
HVAC147 Principles of Air Conditioning (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The student will describe the fundamentals of refrigeration and refrigeration theory which will include various condensers, evaporators, compressors, and related components. The student will become familiar with, and will demonstrate, minor installation procedures, refrigerant control and metering of refrigerant for absorbing heat, and tool care.
Notes [ C]

HVAC150 Heating Plants (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The course will cover forced air, hot water, steam, reverse cycle, heat pump, gas radiant, electric, and hydronic heating plants. How the above is controlled, installed, maintained and serviced.
Notes [ C]

HVAC200 Advanced Air Conditioning (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The student will analyze and service air conditioning and refrigeration equipment with emphasis on the electrical components used in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.  He or she will be able to describe the operation of electrical components and troubleshoot these components in the system.
Notes [ C]

HVAC220 Refrigeration (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The student will identify and describe the design, construction, and controls of home-type refrigeration units.  He or she will test and service these units, with emphasis on reoperation of motor compressors, cabinet care and handling, design, and airflow.
Notes [ C]

HVAC260 Air Handling (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The student will estimate "load" and design duct installations for residential and commercial systems.  He or she will identify efficient control units and properly balance these systems; calculate proper sizing, velocity, pressure, and loss; and describe the use of tempering and humidity controls in air-handling design.  He or she will learn maintenance in relation to proper control and design and master the use of available instruments.
Notes [ C]

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