Air Conditioning Tech (HART)

HART 1356  EPA Recovery Certification Preparation  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers 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.

Course Type: Technical

HART 1401  Basic Electricity for HVAC  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course focuses on principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation.

Course Type: Technical

HART 1407  Refrigeration Principles  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, and refrigeration components and safety.

Course Type: Technical

HART 1441  Residential Air Conditioning  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a study of components, applications, and installation of mechanical air conditioning systems including operating conditions, troubleshooting, repair, and charging of air conditioning systems.

Co-requisite(s): HART 1401 and HART 1407 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 1445  Gas and Electrical Heating  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a study of the procedures and principles used in servicing heating systems including gas-fired furnaces and electric heating systems.

Co-requisite(s): HART 1401 and HART 1407 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2301  Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Codes  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course focuses on HVAC standards and concepts, with emphasis on understanding and documenting the codes and regulations required for a state mechanical contractors license and compliance with local codes.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1441 or HART 2441 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2302  Commercial Air Conditioning System Design  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is an advanced study in essential elements of commercial air conditioning contracting, including duct systems design and/or material takeoff, weight estimating, equipment selection, using manufacturer's catalog data, job cost estimating, scheduling preparation of shop drawings, and submittals.

Prerequisite(s): HART 2345 and HART 2441 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2331  Advanced Electricity for HVAC  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course provides advanced electrical instruction and skill building in installation and servicing of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including detailed instruction in motors and power distribution motors, motor controls, and applications of solid state devices.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1441 or HART 2441, and HART 1445 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2336  Air Conditioning Troubleshooting  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is an advanced course in the application of troubleshooting principles and use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration component and system problems, including conducting performance tests.

Co-requisite(s): HART 2331 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2338  Air Conditioning Installation and Startup  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

A study of air conditioning system installation, refrigerant piping, condensate disposal, and air cleaning equipment with emphasis on startup and performance testing.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1441 or HART 2441 and HART 1445 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2343  Industrial Air Conditioning  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course is a study of components, accessories, applications, and installation of air conditioning systems above a 25 ton capacity.

Prerequisite(s): HART 2441 and HART 2331 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2345  Residential A/C System Design  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course is a study the properties of air and results of cooling, heating, humidifying or dehumidifying. Other topics include analyzing and calculating heat gain or heat loss necessary for equipment selection and balancing air systems.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1441 and HART 1445 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2349  Heat Pumps  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course is a study of heat pumps, heat pump control circuits, defrost controls, auxiliary heat, air flow, and other topics related to heat pump systems.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1441 and HART 1445 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2357  Specialized Commercial Refrigeration  3 Credits  

This advanced course covers the components, accessories, and service of specialized refrigeration units, such as ice machines, soft-serve machines, cryogenics, and cascade systems.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1401 and HART 1407 or department chair approval. (3-2:4)
Course Type: Technical

HART 2368  Practicum (or Field Experience) - HVAC/R Technology/Technician  3 Credits   (0 Lec, 21 Lab)  

This course offers practical general workplace training through individualized learning plans developed by the employer, the college, and the student. The student must have a HVAC/R related workplace experience to participate in this course. This workplace experience can be either a paid or unpaid. While the College can assist the student in locating a potential workplace experience, it is the student's responsibility to have this in place by the beginning of class.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 16 semester hours of HVAC/R (HART) courses, an acceptable workplace experience, and an interview with a HVAC/R faculty.
Course Type: Technical

HART 2431  Advanced Electricity  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course provides advanced electrical instruction and skill building in installation and servicing of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including detailed instruction in motors and power distribution motors, motor controls, and applications of solid state devices.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1441, HART 1445 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2434  Advanced Air Conditioning Controls  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course covers the theory and application of electrical control devices, electromechanical controls, and/or pneumatic controls.

Co-requisite(s): HART 2331 or HART 2431 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2436  Air Conditioning Troubleshooting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This is an advanced course in the application of troubleshooting principles and use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration component and system problems, including conducting performance tests.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1441 and HART 1445 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2441  Commercial Air Conditioning  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course is a study of components, applications, and installation of air conditioning systems with capacities of 25 tons or less. Co-rerequisites: HART 1401 and HART 1407 or department chair approval

Course Type: Technical

HART 2442  Commercial Refrigeration  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course focuses on both the theory and practice in the maintenance of commercial refrigeration at both medium and low temperature applications, and ice machines.

Co-requisite(s): HART 2331 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

HART 2445  Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design  4 Credits   (4 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is a study of the properties of air and results of cooling, heating, humidifying or dehumidifying; heat gain and heat loss calculations including equipment selection and balancing the air system. Also included is a study in essential elements of commercial air conditioning contracting including duct systems design; equipment selection using manufacturers' catalog data; and preparation of shop drawings and submittals.

Course Type: Technical

HART 2449  Heat Pumps  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This is a study of heat pumps, heat pump control circuits, defrost controls, auxiliary heat, air flow, and other topics related to heat pump systems.

Prerequisite(s): HART 1401 and HART 1407 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical