Air Conditioning & Refrigeration 100

Course Description

This course is a basic study of the mechanical vapor compression refrigeration cycle and system components. Classes include lectures with practical demonstrations and hands-on experience including laboratory projects.

Course Materials

  • Textbooks: AHRI Fundamentals of HVAC/R, 1st Edition by Carter Standfield and David Skaves.
  • Supplies: Calculator (Standard math functions).
  • Straight Edge (ruler).
  • USB Flash drive memory stick.

Instruction

  1. Lectures and note taking.
  2. Critique sessions.
  3. Hands on demonstrations and projects
  4. Homework, written and schematic drawings
  5. Media presentations.
  6. On-line activities.

Your Grade is Based On:

  • Homework: drawings, reading and on-line exercises.
  • Weekly quizzes consisting of schematic drawing, problem solving, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank questions, true/false answers, oral answers to oral questions.
  • Midterm exam consisting of schematic drawing, problem solving, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank questions, true/false answers, oral answers to oral questions.
  • Final exam consisting of converting a written electrical objective into a wiring schematic diagram, problem solving, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank questions, true/false answers, oral answers to oral questions with a hands-on wiring demonstration in the laboratory.
  • Work ethic grade will be evaluated on: class participation; attendance; on-time arrival to class; promptness of project completion; neatness and pride of workmanship of all assignments; end of class clean-up responsibilities; tool room responsibilities; classroom attitude; willingness to help other students requesting extra help and modeling safety in rules and procedures.