2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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AC 103B - Introduction to HVAC Mechanical Theory and Application

Credits: 5
This course covers mechanical and electrical safety, basic mechanical math and physics, the refrigeration cycle, system components, enthalpy, and psychrometrics. Labs cover: recovery, evacuation, leak testing, charging, and system measurements.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. List the safety hazards of associated with handling refrigerant.
  2. Draw the basic mechanical refrigeration cycle with the 4 major components and identify the pressures, temperatures, states of matter in and out of each component.
  3. Measure and calculate superheat, sub-cooling and compression ratio.
  4. List the different types of metering devices and explain their operations.
  5. Calculate Airflow - CFM from velocity and area. (Math Component)
  6. Explain the refrigerant recovery, evacuation and charging processes on an air conditioning system in cooling mode.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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