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EST 120
Air Conditioning Systems


Credits: 6
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50    Lab Hours:20


Description
Applies psychometrics to residential and light commercial package and split comfort air conditioner systems. Air Conditioning system installation and operating parameters in a Green Environment will be covered with emphasis on electrical and mechanical component operation and safety, compliance with NEC and the UMC will be taught to include maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs in typical AC equipment. Prerequisites: EST 100 and 101; or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Collect wet and dry bulb temperature readings at several specified locations and plot the properties for each location on a psychometric chart.
  • Identify electrical and mechanical components of an air conditioner stating the purpose of each component.
  • Evaluate an installation of an air conditioning system or compliance of the electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Identify operating and safety controls; describe their function as well as draw them in a simple electrical ladder schematic diagram.
  • Explain how varying conditions of ambient affect system performance and procure data using proper test equipment to evaluate if system is standard or high effeciency to improve energy suage in sustainable environment.
  • Measure electrical and mechanical components of an operating air conditioning system safely using correct instruments to troubleshoot an air conditioning system to determine ways to increase energy efficiency.

  • Course Topics
  • Refrigeration applied to air conditioning
  • Comfort and psychrometrics
  • Controls for air conditioning
  • Typical operation conditions
  • Troubleshooting air conditioners

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 120
    Spring 2014
    0927
    Michael Houdak
    EST 120
    Winter 2014
    8241
    Chet Mills
    EST 120
    Fall 2013
    8241
    Chet Mills
    EST 120
    Spring 2013
    0927
    Michael Houdak
    EST 120
    Winter 2013
    8241
    Chet Mills


    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.