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EST 264
Fossil Fuel Heating and Boiler Systems


Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course provides training for the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of fossil fuel fired heating systems. Hydronic boilers for residential, light commercial, and steam boilers for commercial and industrial operations will be covered. Safety, operational sequence, maintenance, and troubleshooting of these systems will be taught. Applicable national electrical code, international mechanical code, the national fuel-gas code for operation, installation, and service will be included. Fuel piping and venting is also covered. Students are required to take national certification ER exams for gas heat, combustion analysis, and fuel efficiency. Prerequisite: EST 100 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the operating sequence of conventional, mid-efficiency and high efficiency fossil fuel heating systems.
  • Identify components of oil gun burners.
  • Perform industry standard maintenance procedures on all fossil fuel systems.
  • Perform industry standard troubleshooting procedures on all fossil fuel systems.
  • Pass the national gas heat, combustion analysis, and fuel efficiency exams.
  • Perform start-up and shut down procedures, following all safety protocols, on steam boiler systems.
  • Perform industry standard maintenance and troubleshooting procedures on steam boiler systems.

  • Course Topics
  • Gas heat
  • Oil heat
  • Hydronic boilers
  • Steam boilers

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 264
    Winter 2015
    8246
    Chet Mills
    EST 264
    Winter 2015
    9718
    Jordan Huminsky
    EST 264
    Fall 2014
    0958
    Michael Houdak
    EST 264
    Fall 2014
    8246
    Chet Mills
    EST 264
    Winter 2014
    8246
    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.