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Course Catalog: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

AI 1011 1.0
Intro to Refrigeration Lec
A study of the theory and historical significance of refrigeration, along with the use and safety of refrigeration hand tools and commonly used materials.
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AI 1021

AI 1021 1.5
Intro to Refrigeration Lab
A study of the theory and historical significance of refrigeration, along with the use and safety of refrigeration hand tools and commonly used materials.
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AI 1011

AI 1022 2.0
App Elect Fund Lec
A course which starts with the fundamentals and processes of electrical wiring for refrigeration components, motors and motor controls. After students acquire a working knowledge of electrical circuits, they apply this to applications with testing boards and refrigeration equipment.
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AI 1031

AI 1031 1.0
App Elect Fund Lab
A course which starts with the basic fundamentals and processes of electrical wiring for refrigeration components, motors and motor controls. After students acquire a working knowledge of electrical circuits, they apply this to practical applications with testing boards and refrigeration equipment.
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AI 1022

AI 1085 5.0
Refrig Comp&Elect Fund Lec
An introduction to the theory of refrigeration, the safe and proper use of refrigeration hand tools. Basic electrical theory, knowledge of electrical circuits, and the practical application of electricity, motors, controls, and common components. Students will gain technical knowledge and skills required for installation and maintenance of refrigeration systems. Co-requisite: AI 1093

AI 1091 1.5
Theo of A/C&Equip Install Lec
An advanced level of study which outlines the fundamental concepts and physical properties of air conditioning, air distribution and psychometrics. This information is used in the proper selection, installation, maintenance and adjustment of various comfort cooling equipment, with special emphasis on human comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy conservation.
Prerequisites: AI 1011/1021, AI 1022/1031, AI 1131/1141, AI 1151 Corequisite: AI 1101

AI 1093 3.0
Ref Comp & Elect Fund Lab
An introduction to the theory of refrigeration, the safe and proper use of refrigeration hand tools. Basic electrical theory, knowledge of electrical circuits, and the practical application of electricity, motors, controls, and common components. Students will gain technical knowledge and skills required for installation and maintenance of refrigeration systems. Co-requisite: AI 1085

AI 1101 1.0
Theo of A/C&Equip Install Lab
An advanced level of study which outlines the fundamental concepts of air conditioning, air distribution and psychrometrics. This information is used in the proper selection, installation, maintenance and adjustment of various systems of comfort cooling equipment, with special emphasis on human comfort. Customer service, ethics and employment skills are discussed.
Prerequisite: AI 1011, 1021, 1022, 1031, 1131, 1141, 1151, 1052, 1061 or consent of the instructor. Corequisite: AI 1091

AI 1112 2.0
Test,Diag&Troubleshooting Lec
An advanced and detailed study of the application of technical knowledge, and the skills required for air conditioning service and repair. The student will learn to use systematic analysis procedures for speed as well as accuracy in diagnosing and troubleshooting equipment.
Prerequisite: AI 1011/1021, AI 1022/1031, AI 1131/ 1141, AI 1151, AI 1091/1101, or by consent of instructor. Corequisite: AI 1121

AI 1121 1.5
Test Diag&Troubleshooting Lab
An advanced and detailed study of the application of technical knowledge and the skills required for air conditioning service and repair. The student will learn to use systematic analysis procedures for speed as well as accuracy in diagnosing and troubleshooting equipment.
Prerequisite: AI 1011/1021, AI 1022/1031, AI 1131/ 1141, AI 1151, AI 1091/1101, or by consent of instructor. Corequisite: AI 1112

AI 1123 3.0
App Sheet Metal I
A course designed to provide a practical working knowledge and to develop skills required in the use of sheet metal in a residential duct system. After students become familiar with the tools and equipment and the set of safety standards used, they will apply this knowledge to practical application. This will include applying patterns, fabricating sheet metal, soldering, and drawing simple patterns.
Prerequisite: None

AI 1131 1.0
Systems & Components Lec
An introductory course covering basic electrical theory and the application of electricity relating to residential, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems; and the motors and components comprising these systems. Students will gain technical knowledge and develop skills required in the areas of installation, maintenance and diagnosis of problems.
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AI 1141

AI 1133 3.0
App Sheet Metl II
A course designed to provide a practical working knowledge and develop skills required in the use of sheet metal in a residential duct system. The breadth of this course is greater than Applied Sheet Metal I and allows for the in-depth application of plenums and duct work for heating and cooling systems in residential construction.
Prerequisite: AI 1123 or consent of instructor

AI 1141 1.0
Systems & Components Lab
An introductory course covering basic electrical theory and the application of electricity relating to residential, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems; and the motors and components comprising these systems. Students will gain technical knowledge and develop skills required in the areas of installation, maintenance and diagnosis of problems.
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AI 1131

AI 1143 3.0
Heat Pump I
An introductory course designed to cover the basic theory and applied application of the heat pump system. Students will gain a working knowledge and develop skills in the area of load calculations, (heat gain, heat loss) balance points of systems, installation and application, and methods of control of the equipment by different manufacturers. Servicing and trouble- shooting the various heat pump systems will be dealt with.
Prerequisite: None

AI 1151 1.5
Refrigerants & Environment
A study of the various types of refrigerants, their characteristics and applications, skills in handling refrigerants, pressure-temperature relationships, refrigerant oils, moisture and noncondensable gases, with special emphasis on the environmental impact of the refrigeration industry and compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Prerequisite: None.

AI 1153 3.0
Heat Pump II
A detailed study of the applications and design of heat pumps. This course applies in-depth application of air distribution, performance, and system troubleshooting.
Prerequisite: AI 1143 or consent of instructor.

AI 1163 3.0
Oil Heat&Controls
A course which provides advanced training and application pertaining to residential oil heating equipment. Through practical application in the lab, students will gain experience and skills in the areas of installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Prerequisite: Completion of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program or consent of instructor.

AI 1203 3.0
Residential Electricity
An introductory course stressing basic electrical theory and applied practical wiring for residential systems. Students will gain technical knowledge and develop skills required in the areas of installation, maintenance, and diagnosis of problems.
Prerequisite: None :

AI 1215 5.0
Ref AC Instal,Test&Trbsht Lec
An introduction to the various types of refrigerants in our field and their characteristics. Students will learn temperature-pressure relationships, oils, and handling/recovering these refrigerants. How to select and install the proper size and type of system. The student will learn to use analysis procedures for servicing and repair of these systems. Co-requisite: 1223

AI 1223 3.0
Ref AC Instal,Test&Trblsh Lab
An introduction to the various types of refrigerants in our field and their characteristics. Students will learn temperature-pressure relationshps, oils, and handling/recovering these refrigerants. How to select and install the proper size and type of system. The student will learn to use analysis procedures for servicing and repair of these systems. Co-requisite: AI 1215

AI 1302 2.0
Intro to HVAC Lec
A study of the fundamental concepts of heating, air conditioning and air distribution systems. The student will learn to use systematic analysis procedures to diagnose system malfunctions.
Prerequisite: None Corequisite: AI 1311

AI 1311 1.0
Intro to HVAC Lab
A study of the fundamental concepts of heating, air conditioning and air distribution systems. The student will learn to use systematic analysis procedures to diagnose system malfunctions.
Prerequisite: None Corequisite: AI 1302

AI 1333 3.0
Energy Auditing
Students will be introduced to the fast growing field of home energy auditing and inspections. They will learn to perform thermal imaging, blower door performance evaluations, and a thorough twelve point check of the entire home. Students will gain an undrstanding of solar heat impact and radiant barriers to improve the heat loss/gain through the windows and attic insulation. Participants will learn to comprehend the current energy bills of their customers and compare their energy usage to the local average. This course will be a combination of both classroom instruction and internet research of the newest developing tools and methods available.
Prerequisite: None

AI 1335 5.0
Frcd Air Htg/Ac Sy&cntrls Lec
A study of the fundamental concepts of Air Conditioning, and the safe and proper use of hand tools. Students will learn the various types of forced-air heating systems, their controls, automation, safety requirements, control operation, and air distribution systems. They will learn to repair electric annd gas heating equipment and their components. Co-requisite: AI 1343

AI 1343 3.0
Frcd Air Htg/AC Sy&Cntrls Lab
A study of the fundamental concepts of Air Conditioning, and the safe and proper use of hand tools. Students will learn the various types of forced-air heating systems, their controls, automation, safety requirements, control operation, and air distribution systems. Students will learn to repair electric and gas heating equipment and their components. Co-requisite: AI 1335

AI 1353 3.0
Residential Energy Management
An on-site course will provide a detailed study in energy efficiency of typical residential homes. Students will gain technical knowledge of lighting, appliances, heat loss and gain, and techniques to improve the energy rating of a residential dwelling. Insulation rating, windows, and radiant barrier will be discussed in detail.
Prerequisite: None

AI 1363 3.0
Commercial Energy Management
An on-site course where students will be introduced to the unique characteristics of energy consumption in a commercial/industrial environment. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of fuel, electrical, and HVAC efficiency. They will study the practical application of ASHAE requirements and its effects on indoor air quality. Commercial and industrial building energy conservation systems will be discussed in detail.
Prerequisite: None

AI 1373 3.0
Weatherization
A study of the fundamental concepts of insulation, caulking, sealing, window treatments, radiant barrier, and other techniques to improve the conditioning of our indoor comfort and air quality. Prererquisite: None

AI 1383 3.0
Alternative Energy Sources
An introductory course on solar, wind, hydrogen fuel, wood buring, and other energy options as replacements for the existing consumption of fossil fuels. Students will learn the practical applications of the transfer of heat and energy. Students will gain knowledge in the conversion of solar/wind/bio-fuels energy to electrical power and heat.
Prerequisite: None

AI 1455 5.0
Htg Equip Srv&Install Lec
Students will learn the various types of forced-air heating systems, their controls, automation, safety requirements, control operation, and air distribution systems. Students will learn to repair electric and gas heating equipment and their components. Co-requisite: AI 1463

AI 1463 3.0
Htg Equip Srv&Install Lab
Students will learn the various types of forced-air heating systems, their controls, automation, safety requirements, control operation, and air distribution systems. Students will learn to repair electric and gas heating equipment and their components. Co-requisiste: AI 1455

AI 1552 2.0
Heating Control Systems Lec
An advanced level course designed to familiarize the student with the various controls, components and sequence of operation of various heating systems. Students will gain technical knowledge and experience in control operation, automation, and safety.
Prerequisite: AI 1302, AI 1311 Corequisite: AI 1561

AI 1553 3.0
HVAC Internship
A supervised work experience in a HVAC business or contractor setting. A minimum of 144 clock hours is required. The work experience and criteria will be coordinated between the college instructor, the student, and the cooperating employer.

AI 1561 1.0
Heating Control Systems Lab
An advanced level course designed to familiarize the student with the various controls, components and sequence of operation of various heating systems. Students will gain technical knowledge and experience in control operation, automation, and safety.
Prerequisite: AI 1302, AI 1311 Corequisite: AI 1552

AI 1571 1.0
Htg Equip Installation Lec
An in-depth study of the proper selection, installation and adjustment of various types of heating equipment, with special emphasis on human comfort, energy efficiency and economy of operation.
Prerequisite: AI 1552, AI 1561, AI 1671, AI 1681 Corequisite: AI 1581

AI 1581 1.0
Htg Equip Installation Lab
An in-depth study of the proper selection, installation and adjustment of various types of heating equipment, with special emphasis on human comfort, energy efficiency and economy of operation.
Prerequisite: AI 1552, AI 1561, AI 1671, AI 1681 Corequisite: AI 1571

AI 1582 2.0
Htg Equip Serv & Repair Lec
A detailed and advanced study of the application of technical knowledge, comprehension, and manipulative skills relating to HVACR equipment. This will enable the students to utilize systematic diagnostic procedures for speed and accuracy in servicing and repairing heating equipment, as well as identifying, isolating, and correcting system malfunctions.
Prerequisite: AI 1302, AI 1311, AI 1552, AI 1561, AI 1571, AI 1581, AI 1671, AI 1681 Corequisite: AI 1592

AI 1592 2.0
Htg Equip Serv & Repair Lab
A detailed and advanced study of the application of technical knowledge, comprehension, and manipulative skills relating to HVACR equipment. This will enable the students to utilize systematic diagnostic procedures for speed and accuracy in servicing and repairing heating equipment, as well as identifying, isolating, and correcting system malfunctions.
Prerequisite: AI 1302, AI 1311, AI 1552, AI 1561, AI 1571, AI 1581, AI 1671, AI 1681 Corequisite: AI 1582

AI 1671 1.0
Forced-Air Systems Lec
An introductory course exploring various types of forced-air heating systems. Basic theory and sequence of operation of the various systems is explained in full detail to provide a greater understanding of the challenges and choices that face the HVACR technician in today's global market. Corequisite: AI 1681

AI 1681 1.0
Forced-Air Systems Lab
An introductory course exploring various types of forced-air heating systems. Basic theory and sequence of operation of the various systems is explained in full detail to provide a greater understanding of the challenges and choices that face the HVACR technician in today's global market. Corequisite: AI 1671

AI 1710 0.5
Refrig Recov/EPA Cert
This course is designed to prepare technicians for the certification exam. If you work with, maintain service, repair, or dispose of appliances which contain refrigerants, you are required to have EPA certification. Fees include a review book, 6-hour-in-class review, test, and certification fees.

AI 1720 0.5
Refrigerant Safety Cert-R410-A
This course has been developed to provide field service personnel with the necessary training and practical knowledge to safely perform service on systems containing R-410A as well as safe handling. This course is designed to prepare technicians for their R-410A Safety Certification.

AI 2113 3.0
Adv Residential Equip Instal
A culminating field experience in the practical application of theory learned in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning coursework. Student will plan, organize and implement the installation of a residential HVAC system.
Prerequisite: AI 2013

AI 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.-AC and Refrigeration
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

AI 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Special Topics-Air Cond
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

AI 2991 1.5
Customer Serv & Employ Skills
This course explores the various successful techniques involved in establishing effective communication with the customer, the employer, and the co-worker with emphasis on customer relations and consumerism. It will assist the student in developing an effective resume and cover letter. This course will explore the social responsibilities and ethical behavior as it applies to the HVAC field.

 
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