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EST 101
Refrigeration Basics II


Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course explores the basics of calibrating trade instruments and environmental management of refrigerants and refrigeration oils. Labs will include window air conditioners, PTAC and PTHP operation, recovery, evacuation and charging techniques in the lab. Use of digital temperature meters and a gauge manifold will be used to determine operating parameters. Students will learn the operations of a digital multi meter (DMM) and be able to identify and use all aspects of those meters in the troubleshooting of components and systems. Students will learn electrical related complnents, read and draw schematics, and wiring related to the NEC. Students will take the Federal EPA-068 Technician Refrigerant Certification Exam. Prerequisite: EST 100 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate calibration of common trade instruments.
  • Apply industry standard refrigerant recovery processes.
  • Demonstrate industry standard charging processes for refrigeration and/or air conditioning systems.
  • Pass the environmental refrigerant management (EPA-068) Certification exam or industry equivalent certification exams.
  • Explain small package AC, HP, PTAC, and PTHP systems
  • Describe proper installation procedures for window or through the wall air conditioners.
  • Apply National Electric Code (NEC) policies and procedures.

  • Course Topics
  • Calibrating trade instruments
  • Leak detection, system evacuation, and system cleanup
  • Refrigeration and oil chemistry and management
  • System charging refrigerant
  • Room air conditioners, heat pumps, PTAC, and PTHP

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 101
    Winter 2015
    0923
    Michael Houdak
    EST 101
    Winter 2015
    8239
    Chet Mills
    EST 101
    Fall 2014
    8239
    Chet Mills
    EST 101
    Fall 2014
    9721
    Timothy Ault
    EST 101
    Spring 2014
    9711
    Jordan Huminsky


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    Summer
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    *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.