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EST 264
Heating Systems and Heat Pumps


Credits: 8
Clock Hours per Quarter: 120

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:80


Description
An operational understanding required to perform the installation, maintenance and repair of residential and light commercial heating equipment to include operation and analysis of electrical and mechanical components for: electric heat, gas heat, oil heat, hydronic heat and air to air heat pump and water to air heat pump. Student will learn electrical, gas piping, and venting requirements per code requirements. National Certification exams will be given in electric heat, gas heat and heat pumps. Prerequisite: EST 120 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Draw schematic diagram of electric heater system.
  • Troubleshoot and state corrections of an electric furnace.
  • Describe the operation of an air-to-air heat pump.
  • Analyze and adjust a water to air heat pump.
  • Trace the electrical circuits of a variety of heating systems.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and discuss corrective measure for a variety of heating systems.
  • Adjust the manifold pressure on a gas furnace.
  • Explain proper venting for fossil fuel systems.
  • Discuss oil fired system components and adjustments.
  • Describe a hydronic system operation and maintenance procedure.
  • Describe types of alternative heating systems.
  • Identify types of air filtration means and explain both positive and negative aspects.
  • List types of humidifiers and explain their necessity.
  • Take a combustion test on fossil fuels heating system.
  • Calculate and measure air flow in a heating system.

  • Course Topics
  • Electric heat
  • Gas heat
  • Oil heat
  • Hydronic heat
  • Indoor air quality
  • Electric gas and oil heat with AC
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Geothermal heat pump

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 264
    Winter 2014
    8246
    Chet Mills
    EST 264
    Fall 2013
    0958
    Michael Houdak
    EST 264
    Fall 2013
    8246
    Chet Mills
    EST 264
    Summer 2013
    9490
    Jeff Arlington
    EST 264
    Summer 2013
    9728
    Timothy Ault


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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