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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology


U Union Campus
day . . . approximately 48 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks), 1320 instructional hours, 57.0 total credits*
aft . . . approximately 48 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks), 1320 instructional hours, 57.0 total credits*
eve . . . approximately 98 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks), 1320 instructional hours, 57.0 total credits*
*The listing of credits is not meant to imply that credits can be transferred into college or other
private career school programs. Transfer credits are at the sole discretion of the receiving school.

program objective
Our collective concerns about the future health of the environment are at and residential indoor HVAC air management systems. Students also learn
the heart of today’s dynamic Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning proper refrigerant recovery and recycling techniques, and are encouraged to
Technology industry, driving progressive changes through planning and complete Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification testing.
implementation. The shift away from some of the more conventional HVAC Upon completion of this program, graduates can expect to meet the essential
systems still used in older residences and commercial buildings has been entry-level skills and knowledge required of an HVAC technician. With
dramatic and continues to evolve. Newer systems focus on renewable energy additional experience graduates may pursue opportunities allowing them to
sources, energy efficiency, and creating comfortable indoor environments. work independently, without direct supervision, supervise crews or teams of
One of the primary objectives of the HVAC curriculum is to introduce other technicians, or start their own business. Graduates may also choose
students to Green Technology concepts as they apply to HVAC systems. to specialize in one or more specific areas of the HVAC market including
Students are prepared to confidently enter this vibrant field possessing refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating. Students will be required to
fundamental skills required to service, troubleshoot, and repair commercial complete out-of-class assignments in each course.

lecture lab total total

number course hours hours hours credits prerequisites

HV101A Introduction to Climate Control Systems 105 15 120 5.5

HV102A Electricity 60 60 120 5.0

HV103A Heating Systems (Controls) 60 60 120 5.0 HV102A

HV104A Heating Systems (Mechanical) 60 60 120 5.0 HV101A

HV105A Basic Refrigeration Systems 60 60 120 5.0

HV106A Hermetic Systems 75 45 120 5.0 HV102A, HV105A

HV107A Air Conditioning Systems 75 45 120 5.0 HV102A, HV105A

HV108A Air Conditioning Design and Layout 105 15 120 5.5

HV109A Commercial Refrigeration Control 105 15 120 5.5 HV102A, HV105A

HV110A Commercial Refrigeration Design 105 15 120 5.5 HV102A, HV105A

HV101A, HV102A, HV103A, HV104A,
HV120N Energy Efficiency and Green Technology Systems 70 50 120 5.0
HV105A, HV106A, HV107A, HV108A
TOTALS 880 440 1320 57.0

Note: Course numbers and sequences are listed here for reference only. The actual delivery sequence
of courses contained in this program may vary depending on individual campus scheduling.

A branch campus of Lincoln College of Technology, Indianapolis, IN
2299 Vauxhall Road • Union NJ 07083
This program may not be offered at all campuses.


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course descriptions Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology – HV206C Certificate Program
HV101A – INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE CONTROL Students will learn how to plot a refrigeration cycle for HV109A – COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION CONTROL
SYSTEMS refrigerants on a pressure/enthalpy diagram, choose 120 Contact Hrs (105 Lecture, 15 Lab/Shop); 5.5 Credits
120 Contact Hrs (105 Lecture, 15 Lab/Shop); 5.5 Credits a leak detector for a particular type of leak, perform This course is designed to provide the student with
This course is designed to present the learner with two different types of evacuation, and perform a high necessary information about the theory and application
an understanding of the principles of energy, heat, side and triple evacuation. They will learn to charge a of control for commercial refrigeration. Electro-
and combustion; basic refrigeration and the effects system using various methods. Students will also learn mechanical or electronic controls include low pressure;
of temperature and pressure on liquids and gasses. to diagnose and troubleshoot various problems within high pressure; ambient head pressure; oil pressure;
Procedures used in the fabrication of tubing assemblies, the refrigeration system. current and thermal overload; temperature; flow, freeze
cutting, bending, flaring, swaging and soldering are also Prerequisite(s): None and short cycle control are emphasized. Circuits for
taught. Pressure testing and leak detection procedures pump down; off cycle, electric and hot gas defrost are
are also emphasized. HV106A – HERMETIC SYSTEMS wired. Evaporation pressure, head pressure, crankcase
Students will learn to apply the basic theory of heat 120 Contact Hrs (75 Lecture, 45 Lab/Shop); 5.0 Credits pressure, and metering valves are studied.
transfer, basic principles of energy and matter, and This course is designed to provide the student with the
necessary information in the areas of service and repair Students will learn how commercial evaporators are
the application of safe work practices. They will learn controlled, the various types of controls used in a
to use the tools and equipment used by the HVAC-R of hermetic and defrost systems, accessories, cabinets,
electrical control systems, wiring diagrams, relays, commercial system, and the different applications of
technician and the proper selection of fasteners for refrigeration control systems for commercial uses.
particular tasks. Students will also learn the different thermostats and defrost timers. Methods of entry,
servicing, refrigerant and oil charging and customer Students will also learn to identify and select the various
types of tubing used in the HVAC-R industry and the
relations are stressed. types of expansion devices used in commercial systems;
types of jointing processes for different types of tubing.
Students will learn the principles governing a apply refrigeration control systems for commercial uses,
Prerequisite(s): None and the service and troubleshooting of commercial
domestic refrigerator and freezer. They will learn to
HV102A – ELECTRICITY identify three types of freezer evaporators, two types refrigeration control systems.
120 Contact Hrs (60 Lecture, 60 Lab/Shop); 5.0 Credits of freezer compressors, and two types of natural-draft Prerequisite(s): HV102A, HV105A
This course is designed to explore the sources and condensers. Students will also learn to determine HV110A – COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION DESIGN
principles of electrical energy and its generation and condenser efficiency relative to ambient air passing 120 Contact Hrs (105 Lecture, 15 Lab/Shop); 5.5 Credits
control. Conductors, insulators, thermal and magnetic over it. Students will then learn how to properly This course is designed to provide the student with
switching are discussed. Types and application of defrost a freezer manually, remove spoiled food odors information about the description and selection of
electric motors are emphasized. Procedures used in from the box, and moving procedures for upright and commercial refrigeration components and system
wiring panels and switching devices as well as single chest-type freezers. design. Topics include compressors, capacity controls,
and poly-phase electrical systems are also discussed. Prerequisite(s): HV102A, HV105A system accessories, oil separators, and control systems,
Students will learn how to apply safety procedures heat exchangers, and refrigerant piping. A walk-in
while working with electricity and electrical devices HV107A – AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
120 Contact Hrs (75 Lecture, 45 Lab/Shop); 5.0 Credits box with related system components is designed. In
and equipment. They will learn to distinguish the addition students are also provided with information
difference between series and parallel circuits and how This course is designed to provide the student with
the necessary information about the various types about various types of commercial ice making
to apply principles of electricity to electrical formulas machines, their design, service and maintenance.
as they relate to basic circuits and equipment. Students of air conditioning systems, their characteristics and
applications as well as combination systems. This course Practical shop projects include operation, maintenance
will also learn to apply automatic controls used in and troubleshooting commercial ice machines and
the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and also explores the various components e.g.: compressors,
motors, controls, and air handlers as well as servicing other refrigeration systems.
Refrigeration industry. They will learn the application
and troubleshooting of systems and controls. Students will learn the role that the condenser and
of various types of electric motors and controls used
Students will learn the parameters associated with compressor play in the refrigeration process. They will
in the industry. In addition students will learn to
psychometrics, how refrigeration applies to air also learn to work with the various types of controls
diagnosis and troubleshoot electric motors and motor
conditioning, the process involved in installing an used in the commercial system, correctly apply different
controls. In the process they will learn to use various
air conditioning system, the various types of controls applications of refrigeration systems for commercial
types of test equipment.
used on air conditioning equipment, the conditions uses, and the proper servicing and troubleshooting
Prerequisite(s): None techniques associated with commercial systems.
that affect air conditioning equipment and the proper
HV103A – HEATING SYSTEMS (CONTROL) troubleshooting and servicing techniques for air Students will also learn how to read and interpret ice
120 Contact Hrs (60 Lecture, 60 Lab/Shop); 5.0 Credits conditioning units. production and performance charts for ice machines.
This course presents the types, characteristics, They will learn the process of cleaning and sanitizing
Students will also learn to recognize the four factors
application, installation, and servicing of control devices an ice machine as well as water filtration and treatment.
involved in comfort and plot air conditions using a
used to operate various types of heating equipment. Prerequisite(s): HV102A, HV105A
psychometric chart. They will learn to select the correct
Students also learn about safety devices that monitor
instruments for checking an air conditioning unit HV120N – ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND GREEN
proper operation of heating units. Students practice
with a mechanical problem. Students will also learn TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS
correct procedures to wire, test, troubleshoot, and
to calculate the correct operating suction pressures 120 Contact Hrs (70 Lecture, 50 Lab/Shop); 5.0 Credits
replace, if needed, heating system control devices.
for both standard and high efficiency air conditioning This course introduces HVAC students to Green
Prerequisite(s): HV102A equipment under various conditions. Technology and its impact on the HVAC industry.
HV104A – HEATING SYSTEMS (MECHANICAL) Prerequisite(s): HV102A, HV105A They will be provided with an overview about green
120 Contact Hrs (60 Lecture, 60 Lab/Shop); 5.0 Credits alternatives to comfort heating and cooling systems.
HV108A – AIR CONDITIONING DESIGN AND LAYOUT Specific additional topics include learning methods
This course is designed to introduce students to the
120 Contact Hrs (105 Lecture, 15 Lab/Shop); 5.5 Credits for evaluating energy efficiency in any building
various types of heating systems to include hot water,
This course is designed to provide the student with the structure and Solar Thermal and Geothermal Green
steam, and warm air. Students learn how electricity,
necessary information about theory of heat exchange Technologies. Students learn the fundamentals of
gas, and oil sources are used to power these systems.
as applied to heat and cooling loads as well as the Energy Auditing and the methods for conducting a
They also learn the principles of combustion and
calculation of those loads. A duct project is completed mechanical and envelope evaluation, pressure analysis,
methods for testing combustion efficiency. Students
and tested during this course. and performing infrared imaging (Thermography).
learn how air handling equipment is used to distribute
heated air throughout a structure. Students also learn Students will learn the sources of indoor air pollution, Students are encouraged to complete certification
methods to troubleshoot and service both the heating the procedures for eliminating contamination sources, testing conducted either by GreenMech (Green
electrical and mechanical systems. how molds reproduce, reasons for cleaning air ducts, Mechanical Council), BPI (Building Performance
Prerequisite(s): HV101A
reasons for providing humidification in winter months, Institute) or RESNET (Residential Energy Services
and factors used when sizing humidifiers. Network).
HV105A – BASIC REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS Students will also learn to determine factors for Students also learn the fundamentals of Solar
120 Contact Hrs (60 Lecture, 60 Lab/Shop); 5.0 Credits evaporation requirements, plot airflow conditions on the Thermal and Geothermal energy systems. They learn
This course is designed to present the student with air-friction chart, determine requirements for filtration the basic theory about each system and the functional
the principles governing the operation of refrigeration systems, perform service inspections on humidifier components of each system. They learn to calculate
systems and the refrigeration cycle. They will learn units, perform load calculations, plot wet-bulb and to proper sizing for these systems and use trainers/
about refrigerants, compressors, evaporators, dry-bulb temperatures, and calculate winter heat loss. simulators to visually reinforce concepts learned in
condensers, metering and control devices as well as the classroom.
Prerequisite(s): None
service procedures, such as evacuating refrigerants and Prerequisite(s): HV101A, HV102A, HV103A, HV104A,
oil charging, leak detection and mechanical checks. HV105A, HV106A, HV107A, HV108A