Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Exam & Coursework

The course will explore the fundamentals of heating, ventilating, and air- conditioning (HVAC) systems. Topics include discussion of psychrometrics, air conditioning processes, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and outdoor design conditions. Emphasis on the calculation of heating and cooling load in order to size suitable HVAC equipment, estimate energy consumption of the HVAC equipment, and control HVAC equipment. Both manual and computer methods will be used. As a student in this program you will focus on: Fundamentals of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, hot water systems and refrigeration principles, Industry standardized design practices for residential heating.