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COURSE NUMBER: ELEC150
COURSE TITLE:Electricity for HVAC
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:90
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will cover electrical safety, reading wiring diagrams, basic electrical circuits, electrical meters, components, symbols and circuitry common to HVAC systems. Alternating current, power distribution, and voltage systems will be discussed.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • State the difference between alternating and direct currents.
  • List the units of measurement for electricity.
  • Describe how series-parallel circuits are utilized in the air-conditioning industry.
  • Dxplain inductance and capacitance.
  • Describe procedures for making electrical measurements.
  • Identify some typical problems in an electrical circuit.
  • Identify the symbols and purpose of other miscellaneous controls in the heating, cooling, and refrigeration system.
  • Differentiate between a schematic and a pictorial diagram.
  • Describe the applications of various types of motors.
  • Describe the wiring diagrams of various HVAC systems.
  • Have a general knowledge of electric motors and how they operate.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:

Part I: BASIC ELECTRICITY

  1. Atomic Structure
  2. Electrical Quantities and Ohm’s Law
  3. Measuring Instruments
  4. Electric Circuits
  5. Electrical Services
  6. Wire Size and Voltage Drop
  7. Inductance
  8. Capacitance

Part II: CONTROL CIRCUITS

  1. Schematic Diagrams
  2. Basic Electric Motors

Part III: MOTORS

  1. Split-Phase Motors
  2. The Shaded-Pole Induction Motor
  3. Multispeed Motors
  4. Three-Phase Motor Principles
  5. The Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor
  6. The Wound Rotor Induction Motor
  7. The Synchronous Motor
  8. Brushless DC Motors

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Student will be evaluated in four areas:
Homework 25%
Quizzes 25%
Lab 25%
Exams 25%

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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