Certificate Level 1


The HVAC Level 1 program at CC? CC offers a route into the field with a Certificate of Completion program in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Students who successfully complete the program will have been provided opportunities to prepare for the Environmental Protection Agency 608 refrigerant exam (EPA 608) as well as the North American Technician Excellence Exam (NATE HVAC/R). The estimated time for a full-time, academically prepared student to complete the certificate program is one year.

Program Curriculum Outline

Dept

Nbr

Course Title

Lecture

Lab

Ext

Clock

SCH

HART

1256

EPA Recovery Certification Preparation

2

1

0

48

2

HART

1301

Basic Electricity for HVAC

2

3

0

80

3

HART

1303

Air Conditioning Control Principles

2

3

0

80

3

HART

1307

Refrigeration Principles

2

3

0

80

3

HART

1341

Residential Air Conditioning

2

3

0

80

3

HART

1445

Gas and Electric Heating

3

2

0

80

4

 

Course Descriptions


HART 1256 - An introductory level course. Certification training for HVAC refrigerant recovery and recycling. Instruction will provide a review of EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery and recycling during the installation, service, and repair of all HVAC and refrigeration systems. Student learning outcomes include: Define refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim terms; explain refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim procedures; analyze refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim operations; identify Type I, Type II, and Type III appliances; examine and utilize Section 608 of the Clean Air Act of 1990 Refrigerant, Recycle, and Reclaim to determine compliance.


HART 1301 - ط¢آ An introductory course in HVAC. Students study the principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation. Student learning outcomes include: Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of electricity, electrical current, circuitry, and air conditioning devices; apply Ohm's law to electrical calculations; perform electrical continuity, voltage, and current tests with appropriate meters; and demonstrate electrical safety.


HART 1303 - An introductory course in HVAC. A basic study of HVAC and refrigeration controls; troubleshooting of control components; emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits; a review of Ohm's law as applied to air conditioning controls and circuits. Student learning outcomes include: Test, repair, and/or replace HVAC-related electrical components; and read, draw, and interpret high and low voltage control circuits.


HART 1307 - An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components and safety. Student learning outcomes include: Identify refrigeration components; explain operation of the basic refrigeration cycle and heat transfer; demonstrate proper application and/or use of tools, test equipment, and safety procedures.

HART 1341 - An intermediate level course. A study of components, applications, and installation of mechanical air conditioning systems including operating conditions, troubleshooting, repair, and charging of air conditioning systems. Student learning outcomes: Demonstrate systems applications; implement and demonstrate industry accepted refrigerant charging procedures; demonstrate air conditioning system installation procedures; and demonstrate component and part diagnostics and replacement.

HART 1445 - An intermediate level course. Study of the procedures and principles used in servicing heating systems including gas fired furnaces and electric heating systems. Student learning outcomes include: Identify different types of gas furnaces; identify and discuss component operation of gas furnaces; service and troubleshoot gas furnaces; perform safety inspections on gas and electric heating systems; identify unsafe operation of gas furnaces; identify and discuss component operation of electric heating systems; and service and troubleshoot electric heating systems.