APPT 174: ADVANCED ELECTRICITY/PNEUMATIC DDC INTRODUCTION
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2022|
|Hours:||36 lecture, 66 laboratory per quarter (102 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A student will be able to apply circuitry.
- A student will be able to apply electronics.
- A student will be able to demonstrate variable frequency drives.
- A student will be able to identify, recognize and classify motors and starters.
The student will be able to:
- Recognize, classify and explain motors and starters
- Recognize, classify and explain circuitry
- Recognize, classify and explain electronics
- Recognize variable frequency drives
- Motors and starters
- Electricity for motors and starters
- Circuit protection
- Solid state and digital
- Protection devices
- Advanced PDC
- Electronic test equipment
- Variable frequency drives
- Frequency controlled circuits
- Advanced circuitry
Students will work individually and in teams on electrical wiring for refrigeration systems in the lab, which includes:
- Using a voltmeter, ohmmeter and ammeter
- Advanced Electronics I: Motors and Starters
- Troubleshooting circuits
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
2. Personal protective equipment
3. When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and hardware; email address
Method(s) of Evaluation
Group and classroom participation
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices. Electric Controls for Mechanical Equipment Service. 2020.
. Basic Electricity. 2019.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Readings from the textbook
- Application of variable frequency devices (VFDs) and direct digital control devices (DDCs)
- Solar cooling controls and its operating principles
- Creating advanced schematics
- Writing assignments are related to the assignments given in the laboratory
- Students write about the classification of motors, starters, electronic devices in refrigeration equipment and variable frequency drives
- Students prepare a compete pneumatic/electrical wire diagram for an air conditioning circuit