Prepare for a career as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician with the specialized skills to perform service and repair procedures in the areas of residential and commercial heating and air conditioning. Within each of these areas are opportunities for specialization. Gain the skills necessary to find employment with small heating and air conditioning businesses or with a larger equipment manufacturer or wholesaler. Heat load calculations are done according to Manual J. National certification exams are offered for certificate program students. 25% of the course is hands-on.
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Mr. Anderson served for 8 years in the U.S. Navy supervising preventive & corrective maintenance of engineering plants; air conditioning, refrigeration, hydraulics, fuel, water, distilling, boilers and related equipment. He has worked in the industrial technology field for over 30 years. He has been an instructor with Clayton State since 2000. He has many certifications including the Georgia Board of Construction Industry's Conditioned Air Non-Restricted license, diplomas for Conditioned Air Technology and Advanced Commercial Refrigeration, and Stationary Engineer.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Textbooks required. Not included in the course fees.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Tasks to Perform
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: You will hear lecture, followed by discussion. You will read, discuss apply theory with application and demonstrate task needed to install and service HVAC system.
Criteria for Successful Completion: At a minimum, for a Clayton State University Continuing Education Certificate and IACET CEUs: 80% attendance, active participation and a completed evaluation for the course.
Percent Assignment Points
20% Class Participation 200
20% Exam written 200
20% Exam hands-on 200
20% Homework 200
20% Attendance 200
100% Total 1000
Your final grade translates 1000 points in this manner:
It is important to attend every class because each skill builds on top of the next and they all are important. This is the starting ground for the work we will do in this class.