ENT-119: Air Conditioning Technology

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Air Conditioning Technology
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ENT-103, ENT-105, ENT-113 or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Prepares students to be multi-level service technicians for residential HVAC equipment. Emphasizes hands-on troubleshooting and maintaining residential total systems. Covers a combination of heating and air-conditioning systems including system design and layout, equipment selection, duct sizing, venting, air balancing and adjustments, air quality control, psychometrics of air conditioning systems, applied installation, and repair of total systems. Also discusses electrical diagrams.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

Student must be able to combine both heating and cooling into one system of thinking related to a total system.

Core Course Topics
  1. Student must be able to combine both heating and cooling into one system of thinking related to a total system
  2. Heating systems residential and commercial.
  3. Cooling systems residential and commercial.
  4. Total system troubleshooting
  5. Psychometrics
  6. High and Low voltage controls.
  7. Writing service reports.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Explain basic air conditioning fundamentals.
  2. Explain basic refrigeration principles and components.
  3. Demonstrate skills related to electrical principles and controls.
  4. Demonstrate and apply principles of air distribution and psycho-metrics.
  5. Calculate load calculation.
  6. Demonstrate the principles and operations of residential HVAC systems.
  7. Demonstrate ability to work on residential HVAC systems and perform concise HVAC service reports.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Skills Sharpening Sessions will be given throughout the semester. Midterm score represents 25% of the course grade.
  2. Laboratory activities and performance exercises will be done where students will demonstrate an understanding of practical applications. These will make up 25% of the course grade.
  3. A written final exam will be given that represent 25% of the course grade.
  4. Class participation accounts for 25% of the total grade.
General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Due to the nature of this course, attendance is mandatory. One must be in class to participate. Leaving lab early will count as an absence. Lab will not be made up at the end of the semester. 4 absences will result in a failing grade for the course.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date