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Course Information and Descriptions
HET 273 Direct Digital Controls (3-4)
5 Hours
This course covers basic commercial control principles and offers
students experiences and practice in the selection, installation,
operation, and servicing of pneumatic and electronic automation
control systems and components used in commercial buildings.
Special emphasis will be placed on direct digital control systems
(DDC) including troubleshooting, maintenance, and retrofitting.
Students successfully completing this course will be eligible to sit
for the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Industry
Competency Exam in Light Commercial Air Conditioning and
Heating.
Prerequisite: HET 119 AND MTH 114 or higher or appropriate
score on Math Placement test or Math ACT score of 17 or higher;
AND minimum APT score of 122 or College Reading and Writing
Readiness; OR Consent of Instructor
HET 290 Building Insulation (2-4)
4 Hours
This course covers heat flow, building science, building envelope,
construction practices, material costs, moisture concerns, proper
insulation techniques, and commercial and residential HVAC
systems including equipment selection, layout, piping techniques,
troubleshooting, codes, preventive maintenance, multiple systems,
and system accessories. Students will also learn about building and
piping insulating, and residential and commercial insulation codes.
Note: Student will be required to purchase basic hand tools used in
this and other HVACR courses.
Prerequisite: HET 230 AND MTH 114 or higher or appropriate
score on Math Placement test or Math ACT score of 17 or higher;
AND minimum APT score of 122 or College Reading and Writing
Readiness; OR Consent of Instructor
Course fee
HET 291 Energy Auditing (2-4)
4 Hours
This course covers building energy auditing and associated heating
and air-conditioning equipment. The concepts of heat flow, energy
audit software, building science, building envelope, construction
practices, material costs, moisture concerns, proper insulation
techniques, energy pricing, energy modeling, and commercial and
residential HVAC systems including equipment selection, layout,
piping techniques, troubleshooting, codes, preventive maintenance,
multiple systems, and system accessories are covered. The function
and operational characteristics of building construction, building
materials, various types of commercial and residential heating and
air-conditioning equipment, wiring, and safety procedures are
studied. Electric controls, thermostats, power distribution, and
protective devices are studied, as well as equipment selection, layout,
duct design, troubleshooting, and commercial and residential energy
usage codes. This course also reinforces load calculations,
ventilation requirements, piping techniques, the use and operation of
electrical/mechanical test equipment and service manifolds.
Note: Student will be required to purchase basic hand tools used in
this and other HVACR courses.
Prerequisite: HET 230 AND MTH 114 or higher or appropriate
score on Math Placement test or Math ACT score of 17 or higher;
AND minimum APT score of 122 or College Reading and Writing
Readiness; OR Consent of Instructor
Course fee
HET 292 RESENT Exam Preparation (1-0)
1 Hour
This course provides a review of material required to prepare
students to take the Residential Energy Services Network’s
(RESNET®) Quality Assurance Designee Trainer Exam.
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Course fee
278
HET 293 HVAC Codes (3-0)
3 Hours
This course covers the function of HVAC Mechanical Codes
including Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)
Mechanical Codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
codes, National Fuel Gas Codes, ASHRAE Standard Mechanical
Refrigeration Codes, and National Electrical Codes. The course
reinforces the requirements placed on contractors and installation
personnel involved in the layout and installation of HVACR
equipment.
Note: The student will be required to purchase basic hand tools that
will be used in this and other refrigeration and air conditioning
courses.
Prerequisite: MTH 114 or higher or appropriate score on Math
Placement test or Math ACT score of 17 or higher; AND minimum
APT score of 122 or College Reading and Writing Readiness; OR
Consent of Instructor
HET 294 Green Building/Energy Sustainability (3-0) 3 Hours
This course provides an introduction to “Green Building” within the
LEED certification process. Other topics related to sustainability will
be covered including conservation, insulation, weatherization, and
renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar, and geothermal
systems.
Prerequisite: MTH 114 or higher or appropriate score on Math
Placement test or Math ACT score of 17 or higher; AND minimum
APT score of 122 or College Reading and Writing Readiness; OR
Consent of Instructor
Course fee
HET 295 HET Capstone (2-2)
3 Hours
This course engages students in a capstone experience consisting of
a comprehensive heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or
refrigeration (HVACR) lab assignment and research project on
relevant HVACR topics. The projects offer students the opportunity
to synthesize and put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired
in all other courses in the HET Program.
Prerequisite: MTH 114 or higher or appropriate score on Math
Placement test or Math ACT score of 17 or higher; AND minimum
APT score of 122 or College Reading and Writing Readiness; OR
Consent of Instructor
May be taken four times for credit toward degree
HET 299 Special Topics in HVACR (Variable)
0.5-4 Hours
This course addresses the in-depth study of special topics in HVACR
that do not have specific courses in the catalog. Course content will
vary depending on the topic being studied. Topics may include
current issues in HVACR, new technologies in HVACR, or new
information concerning sustainability. Topics will be identified for
each section of the course.
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Course fee
May be taken four times, but any topic only once