Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Prerequisite: CRFT 101 (may be taken concurrently)
Foundations of HVAC is a practical course combining lecture and hands-on instruction. Topics include: Introduction to HVAC; Trade Math; Copper and Plastic Piping Practices; Soldering and Brazing; Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices, Basic Electricity; Introduction to Cooling; Introduction to Heating; Air Distribution Systems.
Intermediate HVAC is a practical course combining lecture and hands-on instruction. Topics include: Commercial Airside Systems; Chimneys, Vents and Flues; Introduction to Hydronic Systems; Air Quality Equipment; Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery and Charging; Alternating Current; Heat Pumps; Basic Maintenance Practices; Compressors, Refrigerants, and Oils, Metering Devices; Sheet Metal Duct Systems; Fiberglass and Flexible Duct Systems.
Advanced HVAC is a practical course combining lecture and hands-on instruction. Topics include: Fasteners, Hardware, and Wiring terminations; Control circuit and Motor Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting cooling; troubleshooting heat pumps, troubleshooting gas heating, troubleshooting oil heating, troubleshooting accessories, zoning, ductless, and variable refrigerant flow systems, commercial hydronic systems, steam systems, retail refrigeration systems, and customer relations.
Special Topics in HVAC is a practical course combining lecture and hands-on instruction. Topics include: Water Treatment; Indoor Air Quality; Energy Conservation Equipment; Building Management Systems; System Air Balancing; System Startup and Shutdown; Construction Drawings and Specifications; Heating and Cooling System Design; Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Systems; Alternative Heating and Cooling Systems Systems; and Fundamentals of Crew Leadership.