Academic Catalog

APSM 155C: MAINTAINING EFFICIENT OPERATION OF ELECTRIC COOLING & HEATING EQUIPMENT

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2
Hours: 25 lecture, 15 laboratory per quarter (40 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Sheet Metal 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 demonstrate “start up” procedures for a gas heating unit, using a start up sheet.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate common preventive maintenance procedures and diagnostic tests.

Description

Students learn to perform maintenance procedures required for efficient operation of HVAC systems.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Explain and perform start-up, diagnosis, repair
B. Provide maintenance of gas heating/electric cooling package units and split systems

Course Content

A. Explain and perform start-up, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of gas heating/electric cooling package units and split systems
1. Start-up sheets (Lec and Lab)
a. Reasons for start-up sheets, both mechanical and legal (Lec and Lab)
b. Examples of different start-up sheets; discussion of differences (Lec and Lab)
c. How a start-up sheet can be used for troubleshooting (Lec and Lab)
2. Maintenance (Lec and Lab)
a. Perform procedures and diagnostics typically performed at the various levels of preventative maintenance (Lec and Lab)
b. Describe importance of maintenance to companies (Lec and Lab)
3. Importance of customer relationships (Lec and Lab)
a. Soft skills--generate revenue for the company and provide the customer with good service (Lec and Lab)
4. Demonstrate the ability, both verbally and in writing proposals, for additional work over and above maintenance contracts (Lec and Lab)
5. Perform preventative maintenance on various types of systems in the lab (Lec and Lab)

Lab Content

A. Perform preventative maintenance on various assigned HVAC systems in the lab.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Laboratory with sheet metal service tools
B. Personal protective equipment

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Results of written quizzes and tests
B. Responses in class discussions
C. Comprehensive written final examination
D. Comprehensive final project
E. Demonstration of assigned skills to acceptable level per instructor

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Demonstration
D. Lab assignments followed by discussion

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Whitman, B., B. Johnson, J. Tomczyk, and E. Silberstein. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology. 8th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2016.

 

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

A. Sample reading assignment: From the textbook, Unit 40, "Typical Operating Conditions."

B. Sample writing assignment: Answer review questions related to assigned reading.

 

Discipline(s)

Sheet Metal, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating