This course covers safety concerns associated with the HVAC field, identification and use of trade tools and basic blueprint reading. Students are introduced to different types of pipe and tubing used for equipment and will learn threading and soldering techniques. A strong emphasis is placed on electrical theory and application as well as learning how to read electrical diagrams. Group 2 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
and MTH 111
, both may be taken concurrently.
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify how to use trade specific tools.
- Explain basic conversion of electrical measurements and values.
- Identify the correct type of pipe or tubing needed for each individual application they work with.
- Demonstrate the ability to correctly measure and thread black iron pipe.
- Differentiate between the ways to measure electrical energy and how to perform each function correctly.
- Identify symbols and location of equipment on a blueprint.
- Compare basic skills in this course to the work requirements in the industry.
- Breakdown concepts of reading electrical diagrams to troubleshoot and repair a faulty system.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Collaborate with others in class to develop teamwork concepts.
Learning How to Learn:
- Recognize the need for basic safety and electrical knowledge in their trade.
- Apply information learned in class to real-life equipment.