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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Course Descriptions for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology


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CNBT 1170 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Construction Safety
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers basic job site construction safety in commercial and industrial construction. The OSHA 10 safety course outline is followed along with a study of hazardous materials on the job site. Lab required. (1 Lec.)


CNBT 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to the Construction Industry
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the construction industry. This course is cross-listed as CNBT 1301. The student may register for either CNBT 1201 or CNBT 1301 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 1300 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introductory blueprint reading for residential and light commercial construction. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Introduction to the Construction Industry
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the construction industry. This course is cross-listed as CNBT 1201. The student may register for either CNBT 1301 or CNBT 1201 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Systems in Construction I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A presentation of the basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components in construction and their relationship to residential and light commercial buildings. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Blueprint reading covering the theory of projection, architectural and engineering symbols, relationship of views, and measuring with emphasis on residential and light commercial construction. Lab required. (3 Lec.)


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

Commercial and Industrial Blueprint Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Blueprint reading covering the theory of projection, architectural and engineering symbols, relationship of views, and measuring with emphasis on commercial and industrial construction. (3 Lec. / 2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Construction Methods and Materials I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications. This course is cross-listed as CNBT 1411. The student may register for either CNBT 1311 or CNBT 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Construction Tools and Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Comprehensive study of the selection and use of hand tools, portable and stationary power tools and related construction equipment. Emphasis on safety in the use of tools and equipment. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Building Codes and Inspections
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An examination of the building codes and standards applicable to building construction and inspection processes. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1344 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Construction Materials Testing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in laboratory testing and field inspection procedures associated with construction materials. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1346 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Construction Estimating I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of estimating materials and labor costs in construction. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Project Scheduling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of conventional scheduling using critical-path-method; precedence networks; bar charts; monthly reports; and fast track scheduling. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1371 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Commercial Blueprint Reading
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Blueprint reading covering the theory of projection, architectural and engineering symbols, relationship of views, and measuring with emphasis on commercial and industrial construction. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1372 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Residential, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course is a study of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ventilation, and insulation systems used in residential buildings today. The student will identify and describe the major components of a heating and air conditioning system as well as the methods used in the design, planning, and installation of residential systems. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1373 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Residential Blueprint Reading
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Covers the theory of projection, architectural symbols, relationship of views and measurements, plan and elevation views, including sections and details. The student will describe and read specifications as they are used with residential construction blueprints, including scope, quality, and the methods used in building a residential building. Drawings are used to find, size, shape, and location of residential building components. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1374 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Estimating for Residential Building
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Designed to train the construction worker in the preparation of cost estimates for residential structures. Topics include mathematics, construction techniques, estimating cycle, data sources and use, checklists, and detailed unit quantity estimating methods. Emphasis will be on establishing residential material requirements. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1375 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Field Engineering I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course overviews the duties and responsibilities of field engineering for commercial and industrial building construction. The use of surveying equipment, sketches and proper field notes taking, methods of staking and layout of building site, locating center lines of piers and installation of batter boards. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


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

Special Topics in Construction/Building Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course continues the study of construction materials, methods, and equipment using the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat. Topics covered include finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishing, special construction with an introduction to conveying, mechanical, electrical systems. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Construction/Building Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course will concentrate on the organization and preparation of written construction documents. Emphasis will be placed on further developing concepts covered in Principles of Purchasing (BMGT 1313), as well as studying the development and application of master specifications, preliminary project descriptions, outline specifications, and both full, and abbreviated construction documents. Computer applications and automated editing procedures will also be demonstrated and applied. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


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

Special Topics in Construction/Building 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. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Construction Methods and Materials I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications. This course is cross-listed as CNBT 1311. The student may register for either CNBT 1311 or CNBT 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 1449 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Concrete-Commercial and Industrial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of the various techniques used in concrete utilization in commercial and industrial construction. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 2270 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Pipe Welding for the Construction Professional
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course is specifically geared for the construction technology professional who utilizes the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Position of welds will be 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G using various electrodes. Topics covered include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


CNBT 2281 (2 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education-Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


CNBT 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Construction Methods and Materials II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Continuation of the study of the properties of building materials, methods and equipment for their integrated use in completing construction projects. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Construction Specifications and Contracts
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the legal aspects of written construction documents. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Green Building
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Methods and materials used for buildings that conserve energy, water, and human resources. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Project Scheduling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of conventional scheduling using critical-path-method; precedence and arrow networks; gnatt charts; monthly reports; and crashing time schedule. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Computer-Aided Construction Scheduling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced construction scheduling utilizing computer scheduling software to perform various scheduling procedures. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Systems in Construction II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Processes and methods used in design, selection of equipment, and installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems in commercial buildings. Includes heating and cooling systems, duct work, mechanical and electrical control systems, lighting requirements, and design of water supply and sanitary sewer systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Construction Management I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Human relations management skills in motivation on the job site. Topics include written and oral communications, leadership and motivation, problem solving, and decision making. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Construction Management II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A management course in contract documents, safety, planning, scheduling, production control, and law and labor. Topics include contracts, planning, cost and production peripheral documents, and cost and work analysis. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2346 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Construction Management III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course in construction safety, project management, scheduling, material handling, layout, payment scheduling, and inspections. Lab required. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Construction Contracts and Specifications
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Written construction communications are the focus of this course. The course includes: the study of construction contracts and building specifications; their preparation, implementation, modification, administration and legal pitfalls are covered. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Estimating For General/Specialty Commercial Contractors
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course provides a real world approach to commercial estimating of general and specialty commercial contractors. Individuals are led through methods of quantity take-off, project cost estimates and the decision-making process involved in making a bid. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems II
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This continues the study of Mechanical , Plumbing, and Electrical Systems and includes the following topics: human comfort and health requirements; thermodynamic principles; thermal dynamics of buildings; load calculations; active HVAC and passive methods; lighting systems and design; plumbing and fire protection system design; architectural acoustics. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 2373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Construction Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide an integrated look at the practice of construction management. The course material will cover various tools used by the construction manager. It include bidding, estimating and scheduling, contract and project documentation, change order management, accident prevention and loss control, and productivity improvement. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Field Engineering II
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course continues the study of field engineering for commercial and industrial building construction. Methods used in estimating materials, development of Quantity logs and pier logs, use of blueprints and field notes, parking lots, retaining systems and basic curves. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 2377 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Building and Contracting
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers the basic process of organizing and operating a building or contracting business. Topics covered include establishing goals, organization, directing, staffing, coordinating and controlling, and budgeting Lab Required to operate and make a profit in a construction business. Lab required. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 2378 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Estimating Commercial Electrical Construction
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers the process of estimating electrical requirements for the construction of buildings. This course will use the CSI division 16 Electrical as the basis for instruction. The course will expose the individual to an environment similar to an estimating department of a commercial electrical contractor. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2379 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Estimating Commercial Mechanical Construction
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers the process of estimating mechanical requirements for the construction of buildings. This course will use the CSI division 15 Electrical as the basis for instruction. The course will expose the individual to an environment similar to an estimating department of a commercial electrical contractor. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
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.)


CNBT 2381 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education-Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


CNBT 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Construction Estimating II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced estimating concepts using computer software programs for the construction and crafts. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


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)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

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) New course added after June 9, 2014
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)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

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 1470 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Building Energy Systems
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course introduces the fundamentals of heating, air conditioning, ventilating and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems, provides a method to prepare, understand and analyze a building and systems load profiles, and describes types and functions of major components of all energy consuming equipment within a building including air and water systems in aspects of primary and secondary system structure. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HART 1471 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Energy Conservation Measures
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course introduces techniques to identify and analyze opportunities in operation and maintenance, and improvement of energy efficiency in each energy system and interactive effects as a whole system. The course provides methodology to calculate energy savings or cost savings. It also should explain the role of corrective, preventative and performance maintenance for buildings and their relation to control systems and demonstrates entry-level technician skills to calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and maintain energy control systems. (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, 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. (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) New course added after June 9, 2014
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) New course added after June 9, 2014
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)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

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)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

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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