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This course introduces the methods used to solve problems involving equations and formulas. Topics presented include factoring and polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, functions, and graphing.

 

SCI 100 -  Introduction to Science

This course is a survey of science that presents a broad overview of the basic sciences and is meant to imbue the student with important elementary information to broaden his or her education. Topics include general scientific methods with examples from astronomy, chemistry, geology, and physics.

This course introduces the student to basic computing concepts such as Microsoft Windows, word processors, spreadsheets, keyboarding, the Internet and email. This course is designed to develop basic computer skills that are necessary in the HVAC/R field. The student develops keyboarding skills and performs various Windows tasks.

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces the student to basic electrical concepts, schematic reading, and troubleshooting procedures. Ohm's law, series circuits, AC instruments, transformers, and three phase motors are also presented.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 4

This course provides the student with the opportunity to practice, in a laboratory environment, electrical theory as applied to the field of refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning systems. Electrical circuitry is discussed in detail and augmented with practical experience using volt, ohm and ammeters. Electrical schematics are studied with emphasis on system controls, and troubleshooting.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 2

This course is designed to train students how to identify and understand low voltage control circuits. Students are introduced to Ohms and Watts law. Students will gain an understanding of how low voltage controls operate within HVAC systems, pilot duty controls, parallel and series circuits, and the role of transformers. Students will be able to draw low voltage control schematics and learn how to use their digital meters.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 4

This course introduces the student to safety and health concerns in the industrial sector and reviews the importance of good customer relations. Topics covered include understanding people, verbal and nonverbal communication, defensiveness and self-concept, customer explanations, persuasion, complaints and perception (especially listening skills). This course is also designed to educate the student concerning work hazards, types of injuries that may occur, and how to maintain a safe working environment. Standards and codes issued by OSHA are also discussed.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 2

This course provides complete coverage of all certification areas required by the EPA, including the four licensing areas for stationary air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The directed study of specific certification areas provides thorough coverage of CFC regulations, ozone depletion, the Clean Air Act, and the current EPA rulings and regulations. This course is designed to prepare the student for EPA Refrigerant Transition and Recovery techniques and required paperwork are practiced. Upon completion the student should have the knowledge and confidence necessary to pass the exams and properly, efficiently, and responsibly handle refrigerants as set forth in the Clean Air Act of 1990.

Prerequisites: MRT 120, MRT 220

Credits: 4