Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
HCR253Residential Heating and AC5Residential heating and cooling basics. Study of installation and service procedures through class and lab practices. Prerequisite: HCR 307Loading...
HCR256Applied Heating and AC5The application of heating and air conditioning units as related to residential systems and controls. This course covers application, installation and troubleshooting of heating, air conditioning and heat pump units. This course covers Manual "J" residential heat loss/gain calculations and equipment selection. Prerequisite: HCR 253Loading...
HCR260HVAC Trade Skills I3This course covers all types of soldering and brazing used in the heating, air conditioning refrigeration industry.Loading...
HCR270Advanced Heating and AC5This course covers installation, advanced troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing of geo-thermal heat pumps, gas, fuel oil and electric heating systems. Prerequisite: HCR 256Loading...
HCR290Commercial HVAC/Refrigeration5Course covers basic commercial refrigeration systems, components and their use, applications, methods of installation, maintenance, diagnosis and repairs. Prerequisite: HCR 270, 506Loading...
HCR307Fundamentals of Refrigeration5This course covers the principles of refrigeration, domestic systems and equipment.Loading...
HCR404Electricity5A study of basic electricity principles: Ohm's law, series and parallel circuits as applied to HVAC and refrigeration. Course also includes hands-on practice with training boards in the lab.Loading...
HCR440Electrical Controls and Circuits5The application of motor control circuits used in industrial application, in particular in the HVAC/R field. These applications include contactors, starters, starting relays, interlocks, relays, thermostats, split phase, shaded pole, capacitor start motors and three-phase motors. Prerequisite: HCR 404Loading...
HCR506Air Distribution3Involves the study of fans, blowers and dampers, the design of duct systems for proper air delivery and final system balancing. Includes lab practice. Prerequisite: HCR 256Loading...
HCR515Sheet Metal Fabrication3This course covers all types of sheet metal fabrications pertaining to the HVAC profession. Prerequisite: HCR 260Loading...
HCR717Blueprint Reading3A study of blueprint reading related to the HVAC/R trade. Drafting symbols and terminology will be covered, along with the skills needed to make simple scaled drawings.Loading...
HCR803Environmental Controls5This course offers a basic understanding of building environmental and energy management systems, along with computerized (DDC), pneumatic and electro-mechanical controls. Prerequisite: HCR 307, 440, 506. Corequisite: HCR 290Loading...
HCR840Computer Load Calculations2Course is designed to deliver instruction in the area of heating/cooling load calculations, air flow and air supply/return layout. Extensive use of computers and CAD systems will be incorporated to enhance student productivity. Prerequisite: HCR 506Loading...
HCR932Internship4On-the-job training for Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration program students. Prerequisite: HCR 253, 440 and 515. Students must have a 2.0 grade point average or better in the HACR Technology program and a valid driver's license.Loading...