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HVA 101: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning I

This course introduces the concept of thermodynamics and principles of refrigeration. Major units covered include HVAC mathematics, refrigeration systems, refrigerants, refrigerant tables, refrigerant oils, contaminants, dryers, moisture in the air, food preservation, refrigerant components (i.e. compressors, condensers, cooling towers, evaporators, metering devices, motors and accessories), defrost systems, estimating heat loads and commercial refrigeration systems. An overview of domestic and commercial AC systems and components will be provided from an operation and service perspective.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 2

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