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# BCT 132 - Residential and Industrial HVAC I

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Introduction to materials and procedures for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC). Includes trade mathematics, copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, ferrous metal piping practices, basic electricity, introduction to cooling and heating, and air distribution systems.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 105  and BCT 107 .
Information: BCT 100 , BCT 112 , and BCT 115   substitute for BCT 105 . BCT 111 , BCT 113 , and BCT 114  substitute for BCT 107 .

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe what the Clean Air Act means to the HVAC trade and the technician.
2. Identify and calculate various math values, equations, and figures used in the construction trades.
3. Describe the installation procedures and requirements for pressure testing the system after installation.
4. Describe the procedures for soldering and brazing copper tubing and fittings.
5. Describe the tools, installation and joining procedures for steel and grooved pipe runs.
6. Make voltage, current, and resistance measurements using electrical test equipment.
7. Describe the fundamentals, mechanical refrigeration system components, and control devices used in cooling systems and explain how each works.
8. Identify the major components of gas and oil furnaces, and electric heating and describe how each works.
9. Demonstrate the use and installation of insulation and vapor barriers used in duct systems.

Outline:
1. Introduction to HVAC
1. Heating
2. Ventilation
3. Air conditioning
4. Blueprints, codes, and specifications
5. Careers in HVAC
6. Types of training programs
7. HVAC technician and the environment
1. Metric system
2. Scientific notation
3. Powers and roots
4. Introduction to Algebra
5. Introduction to Geometry
6. Working with right triangles
7. Converting decimal feet to feet and inches and visa versa
3. Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
1. Installation precautions
2. Materials
3. Copper tubing
4. Plastic pipe
5. Hangers and supports
6. Insulating
7. Pressure testing
8. Piping codes
9. Safety
4. Soldering and Brazing
1. Soldering
2. Brazing copper fittings and tubing
5. Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
1. Steel pipe
2. Tools, materials, and installation
3. Joining procedures
4. Grooved pipe
6. Basic Electricity
1. Electricity
2. AC and DC voltage
3. Electrical circuit characteristics
4. Electrical circuits
5. Magnetism
6. Electrical components
7. Electrical safety
8. Circuit diagrams
9. Electronic controls
10. Electric measuring instruments
7. Introduction to Cooling
1. Fundamentals
2. Mechanical refrigeration system
3. Refrigerants
4. Compressors
5. Condensers
6. Evaporators
7. Expansion (metering) devices
8. Other components
9. Controls
10. Piping
8. Introduction to Heating
1. Heating fundamentals
2. Forced – air furnaces
3. Gas furnaces
4. Oil furnaces
5. Electric heating
9. Air Distribution Systems
1. Fans and blowers
2. Air distribution duct systems
3. Duct system components
4. Temperature and humidity measurement instruments
5. Air distribution system measurement instruments
6. Air velocity measurement instruments

Effective Term:
Fall 2015