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; Ferrous Metal Pipe 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 Hydraulic Systems; Air Quality Equipment; Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery and Charging; Alternating Current; Basic Electronics; Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting; Troubleshooting Gas Heating; Troubleshooting Cooling; Heat Pumps; Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices; Sheet Metal Duct Systems; Fiberglass and Flexible Duct Systems.
Advanced HVAC is a practical course combining lecture and hands-on instruction. Topics include: Refrigerants and Oils; Compressors; Metering Devices; Retail Refrigeration Systems; Commercial Hydraulic Systems; Steam Systems; Planned Maintenance; Water Treatment; Troubleshooting Electronic Controls; Troubleshooting Oil Heating; Troubleshooting Heat Pumps; Troubleshooting Accessories.
Special Topics in HVAC is a practical course combining lecture and hands-on instruction. Topics include: Construction Drawings and Specifications; System Balancing; Indoor Air Quality; Energy Conservation Equipment; Building Management Systems; System Startup and Shutdown; Heating and Cooling System Design; Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Systems; Alternative Heating and Cooling Systems; Introduction to Supervisory Skills.