ENT-108: Introduction to Heating and Cooling Codes

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
108
Course Title
Introduction to Heating and Cooling Codes
Credit Hours
2.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the Michigan Mechanical Code (International Mechanical Code) and AGA Gas Codes. Covers codes frequently required for entry-level jobs including how to quick-reference the codes. Also covers the procedures for pulling permits and inspection processes.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To familiarize the students preparing for entry level into the Heating and Cooling, Power Engineering, or Multiskilled Maintenance fields on how to use the Mechanical and Gas Codes and how to quick-reference the codes. No memorization required; familiarization only with each code section, keeping in mind the code is a reference book for correct installation of equipment along with manufacturers' installation instructions. Procedures for pulling permits and inspection process will also be covered.

Core Course Topics

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Michigan Mechanical Code and AGA Gas Codes.
  2. Some discussions related to other codes, which are all interrelated
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Demonstrate an understanding and use of the Mechanical and Gas Codes as related to design; installation; and correct, "safe" operation of equipment and systems. The codes are designed for the "health, safety, and welfare" of citizens and workers.

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of sections of the Michigan Mechanical Code.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of sections of the Michigan Gas Code.
  3. Explain and identify sections of the code by description or references.*
  4. Define and reference the Code per the situation in the workplace.
  5. Compare and contrast the reasons behind specific codes.
  6. Be able to demonstrate ability to use code books as fast-reference books.
  7. Demonstrate the codes and how they relate to permits and permit pulling.
Detailed Learning Objectives (Optional)

Session Outline:

  1. Introduction, syllabus, class schedule, read preface, Michigan Mechanical Code (MMC) and Fuel Gas Code (FGC) Books.
  2. Administration, Preface.
  3. Definitions, Michigan Code and Fuel Gas Code Books.
  4. General Regulations.
  5. Ventilation, (Filling out Permits).
  6. Exhaust Systems.
  7. Duct Systems.
  8. Gas Piping Installations, Fuel Gas Codes.
  9. Combustion Air, MMC, FGC.
  10. Chimney and Vents, Fuel Gas Code Books, MMC.
  11. Specific Appliances, Fireplaces, and Solid Fuel Burning Equipment.
  12. Boilers, Water Heaters, and Pressure Vessels.
  13. Mechanical Refrigeration.
  14. Hydronic Piping.
  15. Fuel Oil Piping and Storage, Solar Systems, Review.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Skill-sharpening sessions, (quizzes), 25% of the grade
  2. Homework assignments, 25% of the grade
  3. Final exam, 25% of the grade
  4. Attendance, 25% of the grade
Texts

Michigan Mechanical Code (Latest Version)

International Fuel Gas Code (Latest Version)

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2014
ILT Approval Date
04/18/2014
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/12/2014