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EST 120
Air Conditioning and Heating Systems


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 80

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:60


Description
Air Condition-Heating Systems trains students in the basics of residential and light commercial package and split comfort systems. Students will be introduced to installation, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of comfort systems and how to maximize energy efficiency. This course will emphasize safety, code compliance in electrical and mechanical installations, system anatomy, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of typical residential and light commercial heating and cooling equipment. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EST 100 and EST 101; or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Measure, plot, and analyze data on a psychometric chart.
  • Assess mixed air problems for infiltration and ventilation for air quality.
  • Apply code and safety compliance requirements for air conditioning and heating systems.
  • Assess if equipment is within operating parameters by measuring superheating and subcooling.
  • Explain the operation of a reversing valve.
  • Explain the electrical and mechanical components of an air conditioner.
  • Complete the National Air Conditioning ER Certification exam.
  • Complete the National Electrical ER Certification exam.

  • Course Topics
  • Indoor air quality
  • Comfort and psychrometrics
  • Refrigeration applied to air conditioning
  • Air distribution and balance
  • Installation
  • Typical air conditioning operation conditions
  • Troubleshooting air conditioning systems
  • Introduction to heating

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 120
    Spring 2016
    0927
    Michael Houdak
    EST 120
    Winter 2016
    8241
    Chet Mills
    EST 120
    Winter 2016
    9713
    Jordan Huminsky
    EST 120
    Fall 2015
    8241
    Chet Mills
    EST 120
    Spring 2015
    9723
    Timothy Ault


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    Winter
    Spring
    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.