Academics Course Descriptions

COURSE NO
AHR 130
CLASS
2
LAB
2
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
State, AHR 111

This course covers the types of controls found in residential and commercial comfort systems. Topics include electrical and electronic controls, control schematics and diagrams, test instruments, and analysis and troubleshooting of electrical systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair common residential and commercial comfort system controls.

COURSE NO
AHR 133
CLASS
2
LAB
6
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
State, AHR 112 or AHR 113

The course covers the maintenance and servicing of HVAC equipment. Topics include testing, adjusting, maintaining, and troubleshooting HVAC equipment and record keeping. Upon completion, students should be able to adjust, maintain, and service HVAC equipment.

COURSE NO
AHR 160
CLASS
1
LAB
0
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations.

COURSE NO
AHR 180
CLASS
1
LAB
0
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course introduces common business and customer relation practices that may be encountered in HVACR. Topics include business practices, appearance of self and vehicle, ways of handling customer complaints, invoices, telephone communications, and warranties. Upon completion, students should be able to present themselves to customers in a professional manner, understand how the business operates, complete invoices, and handle complaints.

COURSE NO
AHR 210
CLASS
1
LAB
2
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
2
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers the residential building codes that are applicable to the design and installation of HVAC systems. Topics include current residential codes as applied to HVAC design, service, and installation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct usage of residential building codes that apply to specific areas of the HVAC trade.

COURSE NO
AHR 211
CLASS
2
LAB
2
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course introduces the principles and concepts of conventional residential heating and cooling system design. Topics include heating and cooling load estimating, basic psychometrics, equipment selection, duct system selection, and system design. Upon completion, students should be able to design a basic residential heating and cooling system.

COURSE NO
ALT120
CLASS
2
LAB
2
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course provides an introduction to multiple technologies that allow for the production and conservation of energy from renewable sources. Topics include hydo-electric, wind power, passive and active solar energy, tidal energy, appropriate building techniques, and energy conservation methods. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of renewable energy production and its impact on humans and their environment.

COURSE NO
ALT220
CLASS
2
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course introduces the concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to understand systems that convert solar energy into electricity with photovoltaic (pv) technologies. Topics include site analysis for system integration, building codes, and advances in photovoltaic technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of photovoltaic technology and current applications.

COURSE NO
ANT 210
CLASS
3
LAB
0
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
Local, ENG 090, RED 090, or ENG 095/095A

This course introduces the physical, archaeological, linguistic, and ethnological
fields of anthropology. Topics include human origins, genetic variations, archaeology, linguistics, primatology, and contemporary cultures.
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding
of the four major fields of anthropology. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education
core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

COURSE NO
ANT 220
CLASS
3
LAB
0
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
Local, ENG 090, RED 090, or ENG 095/095A

This course introduces the nature of human culture. Emphasis is placed on cultural theory, methods of fieldwork, and cross-cultural comparisons
in the areas of ethnology, language, and the cultural past. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic cultural processes and how cultural data are collected and analyzed.
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation
Agreement general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

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