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Associate in Applied Science



Energy Technology - Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Campus Location(s):Business & Technology
Contact:Joe Roche, 816.604.5417

Course Descriptions

EHSS 111 - Introduction to Health and Safety for General Industry - 1.00 credits

This course provides the participants with an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards relevant to general industry. Among the subjects covered in the program are: an introduction to OSHA, fire protection, electrical safety, hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, walking and working surfaces, personal protective equipment, machine guarding and safety and health programs. Students will receive a 10-hr General Industry Safety and Health Outreach Card.

HVAC 111 - Principles of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - 3.00 credits

Introduction to the basic elements of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Heat laws, psychometrics, heating and cooling load estimating, design, and distribution.

EHSS 112 - Introduction to Health and Safety for Construction - 1.00 credits

This course provides the participants with an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards relevant to general industry. Among the subjects covered in the program are: an introduction to OSHA, stuck by, and caught in/between, excavations, electrical safety, health hazards, walking and working surfaces, stairs and ladders, tool ¿ hand and power, personal protective equipment, fall protection and safety and health programs. Students will receive a 10-hr Construction Safety and Health Outreach Card.

INTE 115 - Electrical Print Reading - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 113 with a C grade or higher. This course is designed to teach the student to read and interpret electrical blueprints commonly found in residential, commercial and industrial maintenance settings. Topics include blueprint layout, symbols, projections, dimensions, tolerances, clearances, assembly and bill of material.

HVAC 120 - Fundamentals of Refrigeration - 4.00 credits

Basic principles of refrigeration and their application in HVAC/R. Development of basic skills required for installation, maintenance and servicing HVAC/R equipment. This course prepares students for the EPA 608 refrigeration certification test.

INTE 142 - National Electric Code (NEC) - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 113 with a C grade or higher. The course is designed to present the requirements of the National Electric Code. Topics include requirements, codes, wiring requirements, conduit, hazardous locations, overcurrent protection, motor protection, installations and safety.

INTE 175 - Electric Motor Controls I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HVAC 109 or INTE 115. The course is designed to present the fundamentals of electrical motor control components, circuits and systems. Topics include electrical control symbols, power distribution, control transformers, solenoids and relays, motor starters, pilot devices, timers and sequencers, dc and ac motor principles, proximity sensors and troubleshooting.

GEOL 180 - Energy and the Environment - 5.00 credits

Introduces fundamental concepts of energy generation and environmental impact. Analysis of energy fundamentals, fossil fuel exploration and use, atmospheric pollution, global warming, nuclear energy, alternative energy sources and energy conservation. Optional field trips.

GEOL 186 - Solar Water and Space Heating - 3.00 credits

Solar radiation applied to heating water and air, introduction to safe design and installation of solar thermal systems with emphasis on domestic hot water.

HVAC 201 - Stationary Engineering - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HVAC 111 and 120. Principles and safe operation of low pressure and high pressure boilers. The course will prepare students for the basic licensing examination for stationary engineering.

GEOL 226 - Solar Thermal Design and Installation - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: GEOL 186 & inte 260. Design, installation and maintenance of solar thermal systems, with special emphasis on residential domestic hot water.

HVAC 240 - Geo-Thermal & Air Source Heat Pumps - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HVAC 136. Operation, servicing and troubleshooting of Geo-Thermal and Air Source heat pump systems.

INTE 260 - Industrial Pipefitting and Plumbing Fundamentals - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 140. This course will teach the basic fundamentals of pipefitting and plumbing. The historical importance of these trades will be covered, as well as their modern day significance. Plumbing hardware and piping will be identified. Safety will be emphasized.

INTE 270 - Instrumentation and Process Controls - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HVAC 201 or INTE 271. This course is designed to introduce the individual to various types of instrumentation and control schemas. This course will primarily cover pressure, temperature, level and flow detection and calculations. Lab activities will include calibration, tuning and installation of various analog and smart equipment used in industry.

INTE 271 - Programmable Logic Controller I - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 113 and INTE 175 with a C grade or higher. The course is designed to provide the individual with an ability to understand the various output methods, programming and troubleshooting techniques using the programmable controllers (PLC). I-O methods for dc and ac and analog, ladder programming and analysis, logical functions, timers and counters, forcing and troubleshooting techniques are among the specific topics covered. The student will be able to correlate motor control systems to PLC systems.

 

Last Modified: 10/26/15