ENT-119: Air Conditioning Technology

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
119
Course Title
Air Conditioning Technology
Credit Hours
4.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENT-101, ENT-103, ENT-104, ENT-105, ENT-113 or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

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p>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

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

  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. Attendance and participation account for 25% of the total grade. 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.

Approval Dates

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