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EST 120
Air Conditioning Systems


Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course applies psychometrics to residential and light commercial package and split comfort air conditioner systems. Students will learn to install, maintain, and troubleshoot comfort systems to maximize energy efficiency. Course will emphasize safety, code compliance, electrical and mechanical systems installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of typical residential and light commercial air conditioning equipment. Prerequisites: EST 100 and 101; or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Collect and plot wet and dry bulb temperature readings on a psychrometric chart.
  • Identify and describe electrical and mechanical components of an air conditioner.
  • Assess code and safety compliance requirements for air conditioning systems.
  • Pass the National Air Conditioning ER Certification Exam.
  • Pass the National Electrical ER Certification Exam.

  • Course Topics
  • Refrigeration applied to air conditioning
  • Comfort and psychrometrics
  • Controls for air conditioning
  • Typical operation conditions
  • Troubleshooting air conditioners
  • Introduction to air conditioning chillers
  • Practicum, air conditioner maintenance and repair live lab off campus

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 120
    Spring 2015
    9723
    Timothy Ault
    EST 120
    Winter 2015
    8241
    Chet Mills
    EST 120
    Fall 2014
    8241
    Chet Mills
    EST 120
    Spring 2014
    0927
    Michael Houdak
    EST 120
    Winter 2014
    8241
    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.