Academic Catalog

APRT 106A: SHEET METAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (FIFTH-YEAR SERVICE)

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Sheet Metal-Air Conditioning Service Mechanic Program.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will be able to describe three different HVAC control systems and how they are used.
  • A successful student will be able to define zone control and its operation in an HVAC system.
  • A successful student will be able to discuss controlling air volume in an HVAC system.

Description

Development of skills necessary for sheet metal workers to service air conditioning equipment with emphasis on control methods and systems, computerized building management, zone control and variable air volume systems.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Describe three different control systems and how they are used.
B. Define zone control and its operation.
C. Discuss two methods of controlling volume.

Course Content

A. Describe three different control systems and how they are used
1. Constant volume air conditioning system/control systems
a. Variable discharge air temperature-control methods
1. Throttling/bypassing
b. Multi-zone units
1. Decks-zone dampers
2. Control systems-computerized building management
a. Pneumatic control systems
b. Electric control systems
c. Electronic control systems
d. Computerized building management
B. Define zone control and its operation
1. Zone control systems (electronically controlled)
a. Introduction to zone control
b. Zone control system-components/operation
C. Discuss two methods of controlling volume
1. Variable air volume systems
a. Methods of controlling volume
b. DDC terminal control

Lab Content

A. Observation, installation and adjustment of various control system components.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Laboratory equipped with air conditioning equipment.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Results of written quizzes and tests, and comprehensive written final examination
B. Shop participation
C. Assignments that may include outside readings, reports and worksheets
D. Maintenance of a workbook of student's daily work activities

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Laboratory
D. Demonstration

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Whitman, B., B. Johnson, J. Tomczyk, and E. Silberstein. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology. Delmar, Cengage Learning, 2009.

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry. Service Work Lab Manual. IDI Multimedia, 2008.

Hagen, L. HVAC Control Systems Design Diagrams. McGraw-Hill, 1999.

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry. Direct Digital Controls. ITI Environmental Technician Module Series, 2003.



NOTE: These are the standard Sheet Metal textbooks/workbooks used for this course. Although they may not be within 5 years of the required published date, they are the most current books used when teaching this course.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. An example of a reading assignment is to read Unit 39, "Controls" in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology text

B. An example of a written assignment is to complete the review questions at the end of Unit 39, "Controls"

 

Discipline(s)

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating