Academic Catalog

Heating & Air Conditioning Service Technician Classes

Basic Electricity

Item Number
HAC 102
Credits
5

Discusses the structure of matter, movement, electrons, conductors, insulators, direct and alternating currents, and electrical units of measurement. Students will also study electrical circuits and  measurements, Ohm’s law, series and parallel circuits, and electrical power. Also includes magnetic fields, inductance, transformers, capacitance, impedance, sine waves and using electrical measuring instruments.

Co-requisites

HAC 105, HAC 120, HAC 160, HAC 162, HAC 164, HAC 167 or instructor permission.

Electrical Circuits

Item Number
HAC 105
Credits
4

Discusses types of automatic control devices that respond to thermal change, the bimetal device, control by fluid expansion, the thermocouple and electronic sensing devices. Covers space temperature controls (both high and low voltage), sensing temperatures of solids, pressure-sensing devices, oil-pressure safety controls, air-pressure controls, devices that control fluid flow, and maintenance of mechanical and electromechanical controls.

Co-requisites

HAC 102, HAC 120, HAC 160, HAC 162, HAC 164, HAC 167 or instructor permission.

Advanced Controls & Troubleshooting

Item Number
HAC 120
Credits
4

Covers control terminology, applications and electronic control circuits. Pneumatic controls and direct digital controls are also explored, along with programmable thermostats. Also covers procedures for troubleshooting basic and complex circuits, thermostats, and high-voltage circuits controlled by thermostats. Describes procedures for measuring amperage and voltage in low-voltage circuits and discusses pictorial and line diagrams. 

Co-requisites

HAC 102, HAC 105, HAC 160, HAC 162, HAC 164, HAC 167 or instructor permission.

Siemens Control

Item Number
HAC 160
Credits
2

Serves as an introduction to the concepts of direct digital controls (DDC). The course is a generic approach to understanding DDC terminology, the fundamentals of today’s new building control systems, how they work, features and troubleshooting. 

Co-requisites

HAC 102, HAC 105, HAC 120, HAC 160, HAC 164, HAC 167.

Electric Motors & Their Applications

Item Number
HAC 162
Credits
4

Discusses types of electric motors, along with starting and running components and characteristics, motor speeds, and power supplies. Specific topics also included are single and split-phase motors, the centrifugal switch, electronic replay, capacitor start motors, capacitor run motors, permanent split capacitor motors, shaded pole motors, single phase hermetic motors, positive temperature coefficient motors, and variable speed motors. Includes discussions of various characteristics and insulations, bearings, mountings, and motor drives. 

Co-requisites

HAC 102, HAC 105, HAC 120, HAC 160, HAC 164, HAC 167 or instructor permission.

Electric Motors & Troubleshooting

Item Number
HAC 164
Credits
3

Discusses mechanical and electrical motor troubleshooting. This includes drive assemblies, belt tension, pulley alignment, open and shorted windings, shorts to ground, capacitor problems, wiring and connectors, and troubleshooting hermetic motors. 

Co-requisites

HAC 102, HAC 105, HAC 120, HAC 160, HAC 162, HAC 167 or instructor permission.

Green Awareness

Item Number
HAC 167
Credits
3

When it comes to HVAC/R electrical, “green” means maximizing the energy efficiency of existing equipment, specifying the most efficient systems available for the application and the available budget using renewable and sustainable fuel sources, and conserving water. This course discusses those items, along with the core knowledge of energy management and analysis, green heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical generation and consumption, and “green” plumbing.

Co-requisites

HAC 102, HAC 105, HAC 120, HAC 160, HAC 162, HAC 164.

Heating I

Item Number
HAC 170
Credits
7

Covers controls, thermal physics, electric heating, and equipment for residential and light commercial heating system installation and servicing with emphasis on electric heating and gas heating. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of HAC 102, HAC 105, HAC 120, HAC 160, HAC 162, HAC 164, HAC 167.

Co-requisites

HAC 170, HAC 175, HAC 181, HAC 183.

Heating Lab I

Item Number
HAC 175
Credits
5

Teaches students to troubleshoot and repair electric heating and gas-burning appliances. Also covers thermal physics and equipment for heating-system analysis and efficiency. This is a hands-on class using live projects. 

Prerequisites

Must have required hand tools of the trade and be enrolled in Heating I.

Heating II

Item Number
HAC 181
Credits
6

Covers controls, thermal physics, and equipment for residential and light commercial heating system installation and servicing with emphasis on oil and hydronic heating. 

Prerequisites

Must have required hand tools of the trade and be enrolled in Heating I.

Heating Lab II

Item Number
HAC 183
Credits
4

Teaches students to troubleshoot and repair oil and hydronic heating equipment. Also covers thermal physics and equipment for heating-system analysis and efficiency. This is a hands-on class using live projects. 

Prerequisites

Must have required hand tools of the trade and be enrolled in Heating I.

Advanced Refrigeration

Item Number
HAC 201
Credits
10

Covers troubleshooting and repair of refrigeration equipment, thermal physics, equipment for refrigeration systems analysis and efficiency. 

Prerequisites

Must have required hand tools of the trade. Must be enrolled in HAC 249 and HAC 256.

EPA Refrigerant Certification

Item Number
HAC 230
Credits
1

Mandatory course designed to provide EPA nationally recognized certification required for purchasing, removing and recycling refrigerants. This class is a 12-hour training session with the certification test upon completion and is taught by a registered proctor. Required to attain degree. 

Basic Refrigeration I

Item Number
HAC 237
Credits
7

Introduction to controls, thermal physics and equipment for air conditioning system installation and servicing. 

Prerequisites

HAC 101 through 167 and must be registered in HAC 237, HAC 242, HAC 246, and HAC 255 or instructor permission.

Basic Refrigeration Lab I

Item Number
HAC 242
Credits
5

Hands-on experience with introduction to controls, thermal physics, and equipment for air conditioning system installation and servicing. 

Prerequisites

Must have required hand tools of the trade and must be enrolled in the Basic Refrigeration I course.

Basic Refrigeration II

Item Number
HAC 246
Credits
6

Introduction to controls, thermal physics, and equipment for air-conditioning system installation and servicing. 

Prerequisites

Must have required hand tools of the trade and must be enrolled in the Basic Refrigeration I course.

Job Readiness

Item Number
HAC 249
Credits
5

Covers resume writing, cover letter preparation, Internet job search, Work Source job readiness workshop, and tips on filling out job applications. 

Prerequisites

Must be enrolled in HAC 201 and HAC 256.

Basic Refrigeration Lab II

Item Number
HAC 255CAP
Credits
3

Hands-on experience with introduction to controls, thermal physics, and equipment for air-conditioning system installation and servicing.

Prerequisites

Must have required hand tools of the trade and must be enrolled in the Basic Refrigeration I course.

Commercial Heat Pumps

Item Number
HAC 256CAP
Credits
7

Troubleshoot and repair residential and commercial heat pumps through study material and DVDs.  Explores heat pump fundamentals, heat pump electrical, and heat pump charging. 

Prerequisites

Must have required hand tools of the trade. Must be enrolled in HAC 201 and HAC 249.

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