A course in applied power and facilities plants fundamentals designed to provide introductory practical science studies for students entering the power, facilities, HVAC, and process operation and maintenance fields. Covers basic thermodynamics, operation and maintenance fundamentals, energy conversion, and conservation. Coursework and laboratory activities meet or exceed requirements of National Skill Standards for heat, power, process, HVAC, and facilities technicians and engineers. Mandatory plant visits. Laboratory activities.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
This course is identified as a departmental course for which a learner can receive college credit for prior college-level learning and/or skills acquired outside the traditional classroom. Terms of the HFCC Credit for Prior College-Level Learning Policy may be met by review of the appropriate documentation, skill, certifications, and/or knowledge acquired by the learner and submitted for evaluation by the appropriate departmental faculty. As required, one or more of the following may be considered in the evaluation process:
A. field experience
B. licenses held
C. completing course exams and/or
D. performance sequences and/or
E. competing a portfolio.
F. assessment of private trade school or other extensive college level industry training and learning by a departmental faculty member