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HVA 101 Occupational Safety (1)

This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation and basic understanding of the safety rules and regulations that govern the construction industry. Students will also learn and apply safe work habits and the use of hand and power tools as well as the handling us e and application of hazardous materials.

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HVA 102 Blueprint Reading and Sketching (2)

This course will introduce students to a basic set of house plans including the plan views, elevations, framing, wall section and details. Students will be able to read these prints and sketch details and layouts of specific items that relate to their occupational area.

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HVA 103 Hand and Power Tools (1)

This course will introduce students to the various hand and power tools used in the construction industry specifically as it relates to those in the HVAC occupational area. The correct and safe use of hand and power tools will be emphasized. Students will be required to pass a written and performance safety test on all power equipment used in their program area.

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HVA 110 Theory of Refrigeration (3)

This course in refrigeration is designed to include how mechanical refrigeration operates. This includes the following: heat and heat flow; temperature measurement; pressure and state of matter; as well as the laws of refrigeration.

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HVA 115 Electrical Magnetic Fundamentals (3)

This course covers generating electricity, types of electricity, direct and alternating current circuit fundamentals, magnetism and electrical components.

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HVA 121 Domestic Refrigeration (3)

This course includes terminology associated with domestic refrigeration, identification of types of domestic refrigeration, location of data plates and their purpose. Also covered will be sealed system components, what their function is and how they operate, as well as locating and solving programs in a domestic refrigeration system in a safe manner.

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HVA 126 Plumbing I (3)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the plumbing system of a structure including water supply distribution pipes; fixtures and fixture traps; soil, waste and vent pipes; building drains and building sewers; storm water drainage and their devices; appurtenances and connections within the building and outside the building within the property lines. All plumbing is taught to specifications of the Uniform Plumbing Code.

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HVA 136 Electric Circuits and Controls (3)

Prerequisite: HVA 115
This course includes electric control circuits in ladder diagram and pictorial form. Also covered will be icemaker diagrams, comfort cooling controls, central air-conditioning controls, pressure motor controls, motor safety controls, defrost controls and humidity controls.

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HVA 106 Technical Math (2)

This course is designed to provide students a review of the basic principles of math, which include whole numbers, common and decimal fractions, ratio proportions and percent algebra, the metric system and basic geometric shapes and graphs.

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HVA 145 Sheet Metal (3)

This course introduces the student to pattern development and fabrication of fittings used in the heating/air conditioning industry. Installation in a sage and proper manner is covered.

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HVA 156 Air Conditioning Heating & Cooling (3)

Prerequisite: HVA 136
This course covers terminology associated with heating and humidification. Heating equipment covered will include; gas heating systems, hydraulic heating and electric heating and oil heating. In addition, humidification will be covered.

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HVA 170 Air Conditioning Control Systems (3)

This course is designed to help students to understand the operation of the control systems in heating and cooling equipment as well as heat pump control systems. Sequence of operation of the controls will be covered.

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HVA 175 Commercial Refrigeration (3)

This course covers terminology associated with heating and humidification. Heating equipment covered will include; gas heating systems, hydraulic heating and electric heating and oil heating. In addition, humidification will be covered.

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HVA 181 Plumbing II (3)

Prerequisite: HVA 126
This course is a continuation of Plumbing I dealing with the development of technical skills and knowledge of the trade.

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ADM 103 Computer Applications (2)

This course includes practice and demonstration of proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet application, and database internet usage.

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HVA 195 Occupational Work Experience

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