Course Descriptions

Air Conditioning Technology, TC

ACR 101 Principles & Practices of Refrigeration 4 Cr Hrs

Introduces the use of refrigeration tools, materials and procedures needed to install, repair and service refrigeration systems. Topics include refrigeration tools; piping practices; service valves; leak testing; refrigerant recovery, recycling and reclamation; evacuation; charging; and safety. Prerequisite: ACR112 HVAC Fundamentals

ACR 107 Air Conditioning Systems 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces fundamental theory and techniques to identify major components and functions of air conditioning systems.  Instruction is given on types of air conditioning systems and use of instrumentation.  Topics include: types of ACR systems, heat load calculations, properties of air, psychometrics, duct design, air filtrations, and safety principles. Prerequisite: ACR 101 Principles & Practices of Refrigeration and ACR 115 Electricity & Electronics for the HVACR Service Technician

ACR 111 Heat Pumps & Related Systems 3 Cr Hrs

Provides instruction on the principles, application and operation of a residential heat pump system. Topics include installation procedures, servicing procedures, electrical components, geothermal ground source energy supplies, dual fuel, troubleshooting, valves and safety. Prerequisite: ACR 101 Principles & Practices of Refrigeration and ACR 115 Electricity & Electronics for the HVACR Service Technician.

ACR 112 HVAC Fundamentals 4 Cr Hrs

Introduce basic concepts and theories of refrigeration.  Topics include: the laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, heat transfer, refrigerant identification, the refrigeration cycle, and safety.

ACR 113 Electrical Fundamentals 3 Cr Hrs

Provides instruction in identifying, installing, and testing commonly used electrical components in an air conditioning system.  Topics include: pressure switches, overload devices, transformers, magnetic starters, other commonly used controls, diagnostic techniques, installation procedures, and safety.

 ACR 114 Heating Systems Fundamentals 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces principles of combustion and service requirements for gas heating systems. Topics include service procedures, electrical controls, piping, gas valves, venting, code requirements, principles of combustion and safety. Prerequisite: ACR101 Principles & Practices of Refrigeration, ACR112 HVAC Fundamentals, ACR113 Electrical Fundamentals and ACR115 Electricity & Electronics for the HVACR Service Technician.

 ACR 115 Electricity & Electronics for the HVACR Service Technician 4 Cr Hrs

Provides instruction in identifying, installing, and testing commonly used electrical components in an air conditioning system.  Topics include: pressure switches, overload devices, transformers, magnetic starters, other commonly used controls, diagnostic techniques, installation procedures, and safety. Prerequisite: ACR113 Electrical Fundamentals

 ACR 120 Building Control Systems I 3 Cr Hrs

Provides instruction on the installation and service of residential air conditioning systems, as well as basic building controls. Topics include installation procedures, service, splitsystems, add-on systems, packaged systems and safety. Prerequisite: ACR101 Principles & Practices of Refrigeration, ACR107 Heat Pumps & Related Systems, and ACR115 Electricity & Electronics for the HVACR Service Technician.

ACR 126 EPA 608 1 Cr Hrs

Prepares students for the certification exam required by federal and state governments and the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. Students focus on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant handling exams and Industry Competency Exams (ICE).

 ACR 130 HVAC Design 4 Cr Hrs

This course discusses heat energy, conditions of human comfort, psychometric chart and plotting various air conditions.   Calculations of heat transfer into and out of a residential structure will be instructed using terms, concepts, measurements and calculations of moving air.   This course is designed to develop and exercise the student’s ability to perform heat loss and gain calculations. Prerequisite: ACR101 Principles & Practices of Refrigeration, ACR115 Electricity & Electronics for the HVACR Service Technician and ACR120 Building Control Systems I

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

SAF 10o Safety Orientation/OSHA 10 1 Cr Hrs

This course provides a fundamental understanding of OSHA Safety for the Construction Industry. Students who successfully complete the course will be issued a Department of Labor (DOL) 10 hour card.

CED 101 Computer Essentials 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy, keyboarding skills and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs and technical certificate programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment.

MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

Simplifying algebraic expressions. Solving equations and word problems involving linear and quadratic polynomials, rational expressions, rational exponents and radicals. Graphing linear and quadratic functions. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-84 PLUS graphing calculators. This course does not count toward AS, AA, AGS or AAS degrees to fulfill a math requirement. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in EBS 120 Elementary Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.