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Areas of Study | | HVAC260 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: HVAC260
COURSE TITLE:Air Handling
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 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.

PREREQUISITES:
HVAC147

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe characteristics of the propeller and cetrigugal blowers.
  • Take basic air pressure measurements.
  • Measure air quantities and understand psychrometrics.
  • List the different types of air measuring devices.
  • Describe duct systems.
  • Explain what institutes good airflow through a duct system.
  • Describe a return air system.
  • Identify types of duct system installation.
  • Describe the installation of metal duct.
  • Describe the installation of flexible duct.
  • Recognize correct refrigeration piping practices.
  • State start-up procedures for air conditioning equipment.
  • Identify operating and safety controls.
  • Compare modern and older control concepts.
  • Discuss heat infiltration.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Heat gain and heat loss in structures
  2. Comfort and Psychometrics
  3. Refrigeration Applied to Air Conditioning
  4. Air Distribution and Balance
  5. Installation
  6. Residential energy audits
  7. Typical Operation Conditions
  8. Troubleshooting

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

EVALUATION:
Student will be evaluated in five areas:
Class participation
Attendance
Quizzes
Lab Final
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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