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EST 100
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Basics I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Provides student an understanding of properties and laws of energy and physics that allow the electrical and refrigeration processes to work while learning industry related safety, trade tools, types of fasteners, copper tube bending, flaring, soldering and brazing, and pipe threading.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the physics in relation to heat and pressure.
  • Discuss the theories of matter, energy and conversions.
  • Discuss the gas laws.
  • Complete energy conversion calculations
  • Define applicable trade terminology.
  • Explain the matter energy transformation process in the basic refrigeration cycle.
  • Read and analyze pressure temperature relationships.
  • Explain the function of the basic refrigeration cycle and list the components
  • Plot a refrigeration cycle on a pressure/enthalpy diagram.
  • Describe proper safety procedures for working with pressurized systems and vessels, electric energy, heat, cold, rotating machinery, chemicals, and moving heavy objects.
  • Describe hand and power tools that will be used by the field technician.
  • Identify appropriate fasteners for assembly or securing a variety of parts, equipment and/or materials.
  • Identify types of pipe and tubing found in industry.
  • Cut, ream, flare, swage, solder and braze and bend copper tubing.
  • Cut, ream, thread and assemble iron pipe per application.
  • Describe methods of selecting, preparing and assemble of plastic pipe to include ABS, PE, PVC, EPVC, and CPVC

  • Course Topics
  • History of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Theory of Heat
  • Matter and Energy
  • Refrigeration and Refrigerants
  • General Safety Practices
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Tubing and Piping

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 100
    Fall 2014
    0922
    Michael Houdak
    EST 100
    Fall 2014
    8238
    Chet Mills
    EST 100
    Fall 2014
    9720
    Timothy Ault
    EST 100
    Winter 2014
    0922
    Michael Houdak
    EST 100
    Winter 2014
    8238
    Chet Mills


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.