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COURSE NUMBER: HVAC147
COURSE TITLE:Principles of Air Conditioning
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

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.

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NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Define temperature.
  • Make conversions between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.
  • Define the British Thermal Unit (BTU).
  • Describe heat flow between the substances of different temperatures.
  • Discuss sensible heat, latent heat, and specific heat. Students will be able to explain basic laws of thermodynamics.
  • Describe the basic refrigeration cycle.
  • Identify the types and functions of:
    • Compressors
    • Condensers
    • Evaporators
    • Metering Devices
  • Explain the function of the condensing coil.
  • List refrigerants commonly used in residential and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
  • Become familiar with basic hand tools.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Theory of Heat
  2. Refrigeration and Refrigerants
  3. General Safety Practices
  4. Tools and Equipment
  5. Refrigerant and Oil Management-Recovery, Recycling
  6. Reclaiming and Retrofitting
  7. System Charging
  8. Evaporators
  9. Condensers
  10. Compressors
  11. Expansion Devices

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

EVALUATION:
Class Participation
Quizzes
Labs
Reviews
Final Exam

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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