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Areas of Study | | HVAC150 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: HVAC150
COURSE TITLE:Heating Plants
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

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.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss the efficiency and relative operating costs of electric heat.
  • Describe the types of electric heaters.
  • Perform basic tests in troubleshooting electrical problems in electric forced air furnace.
  • Describe the major components of a gas furnace.
  • Discuss gas combustion.
  • Describe internal components of a gas valve, types of gas valves and how they operate.
  • Compare the designs of a high-efficiency gas furnace and a conventional furnace.
  • Describe the operation of an oil furnace.
  • Describe a basic hydronic heating system.
  • List preventative maintenance procedures for hydronic heating systems.
  • Describe heat pump and Geothermal systems.
  • Discuss indoor air quality.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Electric Heat
  2. Gas Heat
  3. Oil Heat
  4. Hydronic Heat
  5. Alternative Heating
  6. Indoor Air Quality
  7. Heat pumps and Geothermal

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

EVALUATION:
Student will be evluated in five areas:
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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