4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
5496 Construction Trades: HVAC I includes classroom and laboratory experiences focused on heat generation, ventilation, and cooling/refrigeration systems. This course Introduces scientific and mathematical principles applicable in the installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems. Types of units, parts, basic controls, functions, and applications will be covered. Additional topics include tool and meter use, temperature measurement, heat flow, the combustion process, and pipe installation practices. This course also emphasizes health, safety, and welfare standards and codes as mandated by professional and governmental agencies.
5498 Construction Trades: HVAC II builds on concepts introduced in HVAC I. This course will emphasize reading blueprints and other technical documents, as well as troubleshooting common mechanical and electrical problems encountered when servicing HVAC systems. Additional topics include: combustion testing, venting and air requirements, electrical control systems, and electrical motor basics. Students will hone their science and math skills in HVAC system installation, maintenance, or repair projects.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh