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HVAC 0000 Heating and Air Conditioning Orientation0 Hours
HVAC 1811 HVAC Technician Level 1a90 Hours

This class introduces the basics of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) trade. Students will be introduced to trade-specific basic safety practices, hand and power tools identification and usage, metal piping systems, the fundamentals of electricity, and basic heating systems. This course acts as an introductory course to HVAC and prepares students for success as they begin training in the HVAC program.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the opportunities available to graduates of HVAC training programs
  • Identify and demonstrate the safe use of hand and power tools
  • Demonstrate proper cut and thread of an iron pipe to specification
  • Demonstrate proper cut, swage, flare and braze of copper tubing
  • Practice calculating volts using Ohms Law in series and parallel circuits
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electricity by wiring and operating a circuit
HVAC 1812 HVAC Technician Level 1b90 Hours

HVAC Technician Level 1b introduces the basic principles of heating systems including principles of combustion and safety, gas furnaces and their controls, gas installation, troubleshooting, oil-fired heating systems, electric heating, and an in depth study of carbon monoxide and its dangers. In this course, you will become more familiar with the tools of the trade. You will also explore troubleshooting and diagnostics of a variety of heating systems.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the physics, components and operation of the heating cycle
  • Demonstrate the proper way to clean and service a typical furnace
  • Discuss dangers of carbon monoxide and how to prevent it from harming people
  • Explain how to inspect heat exchangers in various furnace types
  • Discuss natural gas heating, oil heating, and electric heating systems
  • Diagnose heating systems and troubleshoot specific components
HVAC 1821 HVAC Technician Level 2a90 Hours

This course prepares the student to pass the Rocky Mountain Gas Association’s Natural Gas Technician Certification. Alternating current and the various electrical components used in heating and air conditioning systems will be introduced. Students will be introduced to the operation and testing of electric furnaces and related components. This course also covers solid-state electronics and devices used to control humidity and air cleanliness. Students will be introduced to the basics of residential system sizing, design, fabrication and evaluation.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the physics of natural gas and gas combustion.
  • Demonstrate proper appliance deration.
  • Demonstrate proper gas pipe sizing.
  • Demonstrate proper combustion air calculations.
  • Demonstrate proper category I and IV venting.
HVAC 1822 HVAC Technician Level 2b90 Hours

This course covers the basic principles of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. In this course, students will be taught the EPA requirements for refrigerant handling and will prepare for the EPA 608 Exam. As part of the EPA 608 certification, this course will also cover the topics of reclaiming, recovery and recycling refrigerant.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the physics, components and operation of the refrigeration cycle
  • Demonstrate how to use a refrigerant gauge manifold on multiple refrigerants
  • Describe what superheat and subcooling are and why they are important
  • Demonstrate the proper application for recovering, recycling and reclaiming refrigerant
  • Prepare for and pass the EPA 608 Certification Exam
HVAC 1831 HVAC Technician Level 3a90 Hours

This class covers the installation and troubleshooting of air-conditioning and heat pumps systems. Students will be introduced to balance points, Coefficient of Performance (COP’s), Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF’s), and advantages and disadvantages for different applications, as well as the growing application of dual-fuel systems. The class also covers R-410A, how to handle it safely, and its applications.

Course Objectives

  • Identify different types of air conditioning units
  • Describe procedures to maintain and service indoor air quality systems
  • Demonstrate how to install an air-conditioning system.
  • Demonstrate the proper start up procedures for air-conditioning systems
  • Explain the proper operating procedures for heat pump systems
  • Explain the refrigeration and reverse refrigeration cycles
  • Demonstrate proper diagnosis of heat pump components.
  • Explain thermal balance points
  • Explain defrost cycles of the heat pump
  • Demonstrate the ability to compare efficiencies and capacities of heat pumps
  • Demonstrate how to properly and safely use R-410A
HVAC 1832 HVAC Technician Level 3b90 Hours

Technician Level 3B introduces students to Basic Building Design, Indoor Air Quality, and Residential Load Calculations. By the end of the course, students will read Blue Prints, size ductwork, calculate loads and assess energy savings. Student will be introduced to basic Blue Print reading, as well as Green Buildings and Systems including a separate course on “Green Awareness”. Duct Design, Zone Controlling, and Testing and Balancing will also be covered.

Course Objectives

  • Assess energy savings
  • Describe basic building construction
  • Evaluate and calculate loads
  • Size ductwork
  • Recognize and apply good customer service etiquette
HVAC 1841 HVAC Technician Level 4a90 Hours

HVAC Technician Level 4a concentrates on many of the important side issues in the Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) field. Basic rigging is covered and the student is given training on safe procedure to rigging and crane operations. Airside systems and indoor air quality include two of the most important facets of the HVAC field today. You will receive instruction on evaporative cooling and energy conservation equipment, as well as economizers and swamp coolers. You will also be introduced to basic principles of commercial applications, including commercial air conditioning, air handlers, chilled water systems, hydronic heating, cooling towers, and commercial refrigeration. We will also cover Energy Management Systems and Direct Digital Control (DDC) controls.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the physics, components and operation of commercial refrigeration equipment.
  • Describe the proper operation and advantages of Hydronic and chilled water systems.
  • Demonstrate how to operate and program a Direct Digital Control system.
HVAC 1842 HVAC Technician Level 4b90 Hours
This course will design residential HVAC systems including Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) manual J, S and D. The course also includes training in duct systems and the selection of equipment such as gas furnaces, heat pumps, dual fuels, water source heat pumps and electric furnaces. In this course, students will be required to calculate heat loss and heat gain.
WKSK 1400 Workplace Success60 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
FUND 0030 Program Directed Study30 Hours
Students in this course will receive general assistance with program and course study, test preparation and the development of individual study resources.
FUND 0091 Study Skills30 Hours

Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.

Course Objectives

  • Organize an appropriate study place, and learn how to plan and manage study time.
  • Become skilled at remembering information in textbooks and in lectures.
  • Develop a strategy for better reading and note-taking from textbooks.
  • Improve preparation for test-taking.