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Course Descriptions for HART


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HART 1273 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Air Conditioning Control Principles
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A basic study of electrical, pressure, and temperature controls including motor starting devices, operating relays, and troubleshooting safety controls and devices. Emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits. A review of Ohm's law as applied to A/C controls and circuits. Required. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technologies/Technicians
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HART 1292 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HART 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Electricity for HVAC
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation. This course is cross-listed as HART 1401. The student may register for either HART 1301 or HART 1401 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Air Conditioning Control Principles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A basic study of HVAC and refrigeration controls; troubleshooting of control components; emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits; a review of Ohm's law as applied to air conditioning controls and circuits. This course is cross-listed as HART 1403. The student may register for either HART 1303 or HART 1403 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Refrigeration Principles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components and safety. This course is cross-listed as HART 1407 and HART 1507. The student may register for either HART 1307, HART 1407, or HART 1507 but may receive credit for only one of the three. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1356 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

EPA Recovery Certification Preparation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Certification training for HVAC refrigerant recovery and recycling. Instruction will provide a review of EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery and recycling during the installation, service, and repair of all HVAC and refrigeration systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HART 1368 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (Or Field Experience) - Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1401, HART 1403, and HART 1407.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (21 Ext.)


HART 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1401, HART 1403, and HART 1407.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


HART 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


HART 1393 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Solar Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course will provide hands on experience in the installation and wiring of solar systems. Systems are to include grid tied and battery backup. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


HART 1394 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


HART 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Basic Electricity for HVAC
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation. This course is cross-listed as HART 1301. The student may register for either HART 1401 or HART 1301 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.,3 Lab.)


HART 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Air Conditioning Control Principles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1401.
Course Description: A basic study of electrical, pressure, and temperature controls including motor starting devices, operating relays, and troubleshooting safety controls and devices. Emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits. A review of Ohms law as applied to A/C controls and circuits. This course is cross-listed as HART 1303. The student may register for either HART 1403 or HART 1303 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Refrigeration Principles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationship, safety, refrigeration containment, and refrigeration components. This course is cross-listed as HART 1307 and HART 1507. The student may register for either HART 1307, HART 1407 or HART 1507 but may receive credit for only one of the three. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Solar Fundamentals
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of heat transference, motors, pumps and other mechanical devices; solid state switches; photovoltaic plates and energy conversion; thermal dynamics; and solar energy. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Residential Air Conditioning
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1403, HART 1407 or consent of instructor.
Course Description: A study of components, applications, and installation of mechanical air conditioning systems including operating conditions, troubleshooting, repair, and charging of air conditioning systems. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Gas And Electric Heating
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1401, HART 1403 or consent of instructor.
Course Description: A study of the procedures and principles used in servicing heating systems including gas fired and electric furnaces. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1451 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Energy Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic heat transfer theory; sensible and latent heat loads; building envelope construction; insulin, lighting, and fenestration types; and conducting energy audit procedures. The course develops energy audit recommends based on local utility rates building use, and construction. Laboratory activities include developing energy audit reports, installing energy saving devices, and measuring energy consumption. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technologies/Technicians
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1492 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1494 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1507 (5 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Refrigeration Principles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationships, safety, refrigeration containment, and refrigeration components. This course is cross-listed as HART 1307 and HART 1407. The student may register for either HART 1307, HART 1407 or HART 1507 but may receive credit for only one of the three. (4 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HART 2270 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial and Industrial Heating Systems
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers the basics of commercial and industrial heating systems. The student will study the basic theory and design of heating systems; methods of installation and the operation of heating equipment; discuss safety requirements when working with heating equipment. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2271 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Air Conditioning
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course is the study of Air Conditioning Systems with capacities of 25 tons or less. Topics include: safety; HAVC equipment; basic design and planning; trade tools and equipment; diagnose and troubleshooting. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2273 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Air Conditioning
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course studies Air Conditioning Systems 25 Tons and above. Topics include safety for 25 ton and above systems; HAVC equipment; basic design and planning; trade tools and equipment; diagnose and troubleshooting. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2274 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial and Industrial Pneumatic Controls
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the design, installation and operation of pneumatic control systems used in commercial and industrial buildings. The student will study system safety and design than apply methods used during installation, start-up, testing, and balancing mechanical systems. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Air Conditioning System Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced study in essential elements of commercial air conditioning contracting including duct systems design and/or material takeoff; weight estimating; equipment selection using manufacturers catalog data; job cost estimating, scheduling, preparation of shop drawings and submittals. This course is cross-listed as HART 2402. The student may register for either HART 2302 or HART 2402 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory and application of electrical control devices, electromechanical controls, and/or pneumatic controls. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


HART 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course in application of troubleshooting principles and use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems including conducting performance tests. This course is cross-listed as HART 2436. The student may register for either HART 2336 or HART 2436 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Air Conditioning
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of components, applications, and installation of air conditioning systems with capacities of 25 tons or less. This course is cross-listed as HART 2441. The student may register for either HART 2341 or HART 2441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Commercial Refrigeration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory and practical application in the maintenance of commercial refrigeration; medium, and low temperature applications and ice machines. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


HART 2368 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1401, HART 1403, and HART 1407.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (21 Ext.)


HART 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Cooperative Education - Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1401, HART 1403, and HART 1407.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


HART 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Codes
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: HVAC standards and concepts with emphasis on the understanding, and documentation of the codes and regulations required for the state mechanical contractors license and local codes. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Air Conditioning System Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced study in essential elements of commercial air conditioning contracting including duct systems design and/or material takeoff; weight estimating; equipment selection using manufacturers catalog data; job cost estimating, scheduling, preparation of shop drawings and submittals. This course is cross-listed as HART 2302. The student may register for either HART 2302 or HART 2402 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Electricity
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced electrical instruction and skill building in installation and serving of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including detailed instruction in motors and power distribution and introduction to solid state devices. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2434 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced A/C Controls
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1441, HART 1445 and HART 2449.
Course Description: The theory and application of electrical control devices and control circuits including electro-mechanical and pneumatic controls. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2436 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1441, HART 1445, HART 2449, or consent of instructor.
Course Description: An advanced course in application of troubleshooting principles and use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems including conducting performance tests. This course is cross-listed as HART 2336. The student may register for either HART 2436 or HART 2336 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2438 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Air Conditioning Installation and Startup
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1441, HART 1445 and HART 2449.
Course Description: A study of air conditioning system installation, refrigerant piping, condensate disposal, and air cleaning equipment with emphasis on startup and performance testing. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2441 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Commercial Air Conditioning
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of components, applications, and installation of air conditioning systems with capacities of 25 tons or less. This course is cross-listed as HART 2341. The student may register for either HART 2341 or HART 2441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2442 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Refrigeration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1441, HART 1445, HART 2449 or consent of instructor.
Course Description: Theory of and practical application in the maintenance of commercial refrigeration, medium and low temperature applications and ice machines. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2443 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Air Conditioning
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of components, accessories, applications, and installation of air conditioning systems above 25 tons capacity. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Advanced standing, or consent of instructor.
Course Description: Study of the properties of air and results of cooling, heating, humidifying or dehumidifying; heat gain and heat loss calculations including equipment selection and balancing the air system. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2449 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Heat Pumps
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HART 1441 and HART 1445 or consent of instructor.
Course Description: A study of heat pumps, heat pump control circuits, defrost controls, auxiliary heat, air flow, and other topics related to heat pump systems. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2457 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Specialized Commercial Refrigeration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course covering the components, accessories, and service of specialized refrigeration units, such as ice machines, soft-serve machines, cryogenics, and cascade systems. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 2488 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Internship - Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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