Academic Catalog

APRT 154A: PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR THE TEST & AIR BALANCE INDUSTRY (TAB-5)

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 Testing & Air Balance 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 successful student will be able to list the responsibilities of a test and air balance (TAB) project manager.
  • A successful student will be able to produce a list of the tools, equipment and materials required to complete a TAB project.

Description

Develop skills and knowledge of project management in use today in the HVAC test and air balance industry. Develop customer relations to effectively deal with the customer, project foreperson, and project engineers.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Understand and discuss the responsibilities of a test and air balance (TAB) project manager.
B. Recognize and describe the tools, equipment and materials required to complete a TAB project.
C. Discuss legal considerations a project manager must understand.

Course Content

A. Understand and discuss the responsibilities of a test and air balance (TAB) project manager
1. Role of project manager
2. Understanding contract documents
3. Controlling job costs
4. Preparing for a TAB project
B. Recognize and describe the tools, equipment and materials required to complete a TAB project
1. Business and shop operations
2. Tools, equipment and materials
C. Discuss legal considerations a project manager must understand
1. Legal Considerations
2. TAB project paperwork

Lab Content

A. Work on simulated exercises in project management within the test and balance environment
B. Take a supervisory role in estimating, preparing and scheduling test and balance work to be done

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Laboratory equipped with air conditioning duct and hydronic systems and testing equipment.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Results of written quizzes and tests
B. Shop participation
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. Cooperative learning exercises
D. Oral presentations
E. Laboratory
F. Demonstration

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Leo A. Meyer & Associates, Inc. Project Management. Hayward, CA: International Training Institute, 2000.



NOTE: This is the standard Sheet Metal textbook/workbook used for this course. Although it may not be within 5 years of the required published date, it is the most current book 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 9 of the Project Management text, "Legal Considerations"

B. An example of a written assignment is to produce a Labor and Job Supervision schedule for a given project

 

Discipline(s)

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating