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APRT 106B: ENERGY MANAGEMENT & CUSTOMER SERVICE (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 analyze, installation, servicing, diagnostics and repair for direct digital control systems.
  • A successful student will be able to identify the main components of commercial building energy management systems.

Description

Development of skills necessary for sheet metal workers to service air conditioning equipment with emphasis on digital control systems, energy management, business and shop operations and OSHA regulations.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Review installation, servicing, diagnostics and repair for direct digital control systems.
B. Demonstrate and understanding of energy management for a building.
C. Relate business practices for sheet metal service shops.

Course Content

A. Review installation, servicing, diagnostics and repair for direct digital control systems
1. Explain system concepts and components
2. Identify common DDC control system devices
3. Demonstrate DDC system installing, servicing, diagnostics, repair
B. Demonstrate an understanding of energy management for a building
1. Explain what energy management means to the building owner
2. Verify economizer/enthalpy control functions
C. Relate business practices for sheet metal service shops
1. Practice appropriate customer service relations
2. Set up service trucks and field procedures
3. Discuss business practices in regulatory environment

Lab Content

A. Demonstration of digital control systems functions
B. Monitoring and adjustment of direct digital control systems

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.

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry. Energy Management in Commercial Building Systems. ITI Environmental Technician Module Series, 2013.

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry. Residential Student Manual, HVAC Service Technician. ITI Residential Series, 2007.



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 in the Energy Management in Commercial Building Systems text Section 7, "Control Systems"

B. An example of a written assignment is to diagram sensor locations and properties measured for a specified portion of a DDC system

 

Discipline(s)

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating