Academic Catalog

APRT 141A: COMPONENTS OF RESIDENTIAL HVAC SERVICE

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2.5
Hours: 24 lecture, 30 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Sheet Metal Residential Service Apprenticeship 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 student will be able to describe Chimney and flue operations under typical conditions.
  • A student will be able to identify basic electrical symbols and diagrams.

Description

Identifying components and evaluating their status in servicing heating and air conditioning equipment. Discussion of the service technician's approach to field problems.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Describe residential furnace system, chimney and flue operation under typical conditions.
B. Demonstrate refrigeration leak detection and repair.
C. Read basic electrical symbols and schematic diagrams.

Course Content

A. Describe residential furnace system, chimney and flue operation under typical conditions
1. Service Technician's approach to field problems
2. Chimneys, vents and flues; typical residential operation, health and safety, PVC, types of drafts
B. Demonstrate refrigeration leak detection and repair
1. Refrigeration components review
2. Refrigeration leak detection, brazing and charging
C. Read basic electrical symbols and schematic diagrams
1. Symbols and drawing conventions
2. Overview of controls

Lab Content

A. Work with residential furnaces and air conditioners
B. Identify system component
C. Verify system component functions

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Laboratory equipped with air conditioning equipment.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Results of written quizzes and tests
B. Satisfactory completion of shop projects
C. Comprehensive written final examination
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

Meyer, Leo A. & Associates, Inc. Servicing Environmental Systems, Workbook 1. Current edition. Alexandria, VA: National Training Fund, Alexandria, VA.

Meyer, Leo A. & Associates, Inc. Servicing Environmental Systems, Workbook 2.. Current edition. Alexandria, VA: National Training Fund.

Althouse, Andrew D., C. H. Turr, and Alfred F. Bracciano. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Current edition. Goodheart-Wilcox.



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. Readings from textbook on leak testing a refrigerant system

B. Writing assignments given in the laboratory

1. Create an schematic diagram of a typical furnace electrical circuit and suggest describe troubleshooting sequence for assigned problems

 

Discipline(s)

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating