The degree in energy management/renewable energy prepares students for work as mid-level technicians in the renewable energy industry. Students seeking this degree design, retrofit, test, balance, and troubleshoot environmental controls and renewable energy systems. The course of study includes work in the fields of solar heating, wind energy, solar electricity, and energy auditing. Students learn to evaluate energy management and renewable energy systems in both residential and commercial buildings. Students study ways to optimize existing residential and commercial building automation systems as well as new state-of-the-art systems. In addition to classroom study, students will perform energy audits and systems analysis on buildings located in the Elgin area. Faculty members include veteran teachers and industry professionals.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the National Association of Stationary Operating Engineers (NASOE).

The NASOE accreditation allows students to earn a 3rd class stationary high-pressure steam engineer license. Students also have the opportunity to earn 3rd party credentials from HVAC Excellence and the North American Technician Excellence (NATE).

Entrance Requirements

None

Program Requirements

None

Renewable Energy

  • Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial structures and recommend energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions for optimization of evaluated buildings.
  • Monitor the efficiency energy consuming systems, detecting, equipment failures, non standard operating conditions and opportunities for more efficient use of existing systems.
  • Read and comprehend mechanical blueprints and control drawings.
  • Program building automation systems for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and exterior lighting service independently; and determine whether to dispatch appropriate staff or to resolve problems remotely via the energy management system.
  • Assist in the writing of specifications for additional energy management systems. Including the use of renewable systems in tandem with traditional fossil fuel systems in order to optimize the energy utilization of the system.

Energy Management

  • Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial structures and recommend energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions for optimization of evaluated buildings.
  • Monitor the efficiency energy consuming systems, detecting, equipment failures, non standard operating conditions and opportunities for more efficient use of existing systems.
  • Read and comprehend mechanical blueprints and control drawings.
  • Program building automation systems for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and exterior lighting service independently; and determine whether to dispatch appropriate staff or to resolve problems remotely via the energy management system.
  • Assist in the writing of specifications for additional energy management systems. Including the use of renewable systems in tandem with traditional fossil fuel systems in order to optimize the energy utilization of the system.

Renewable Energy Option - Associate of Applied Science

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HAC 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 3
HAC 114 Basic Electricity and HVACR Controls 3
ECS 112 Survey of Renewable Energy Systems 2
IST 105 Electrical Control Circuits 3
IMT 107
Technical Math I
or College Algebra
4
 Total15
Second Semester
HAC 103 Basic Heating Gas/Oil 3
HAC 102 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 4
ECS 202 Commercial Load Calculations 3
IST 140 Programmable Controllers I 3
Required Communications Course 3
 Total16
Third Semester
HAC 110 Heat Pumps & Electrical Heat 3
IST 142 Programmable Controllers II 3
ECS 116 Introduction to Wind Energy 3
ECS 111 Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems 3
ECS 117 Intro to Sustainable Heating Systems 3
Required Communications Course 3
 Total18
Fourth Semester
IST 235 AC Drives 3
ECS 113 Energy Auditing 3
ECS 118 Photovoltaic System Application 3
ECS 119 Wind Turbine Service 3
Required Liberal Education Course 3
Required Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3
 Total18
 Program Total67

Energy Management - Associate of Applied Science

Plan of Study Grid
Summer SemesterCredit Hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
 Total3
First Semester
HAC 103 Basic Heating Gas/Oil 3
HAC 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 3
HAC 104 HVACR Controls 3
IST 105 Electrical Control Circuits 3
HAC 119 Refrigerant Recovery Certification 0.5
IST 140 Programmable Controllers I 3
Select one of the following: 4
Technical Math I
Technical Math I
College Algebra
 Total19.5
Second Semester
HAC 102 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 4
HAC 205 Commercial Air Conditioning 3
ECS 202 Commercial Load Calculations 3
IST 142 Programmable Controllers II 3
Required Communications Course 3
 Total16
Third Semester
IST 245 Advanced Programmable Controllers 3
ECS 206 Commercial Duct Design 3
ECS 108 Commercial Electronic Control System 3
ECS 110 Codes and Standards 3
ECS 114 IAQ for Commercial Buildings 3
Required Communications Course 3
 Total18
Fourth Semester
IST 235 AC Drives 3
ECS 215 Commercial Applications Systems 3
Recommended Electives 3
Required Liberal Education Course 3
Required Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3
 Total15
 Program Total71.5

Recommended Electives

Course Title Credits
HAC 207Commercial Refrigeration3
HAC 236Special Topics in Heat/Air Cond.3
ECS 103Commercial/Industrial Boilers3
ECS 290Energy Management Internship2

Renewable Energy - Basic Vocational Specialist

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ECS 117 Intro to Sustainable Heating Systems 3
ECS 112 Survey of Renewable Energy Systems 2
ECS 202 Commercial Load Calculations 3
 Total8
Second Semester
ECS 111 Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems 3
ECS 113 Energy Auditing 3
ECS 110 Codes and Standards 3
 Total9
 Program Total17

Energy Management - Vocational Specialist

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HAC 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 3
HAC 114 Basic Electricity and HVACR Controls 3
IST 140 Programmable Controllers I 3
ECS 117 Intro to Sustainable Heating Systems 3
IST 130 Basic Mechanical Drives 3
 Total15
Second Semester
IST 142 Programmable Controllers II 3
HAC 103 Basic Heating Gas/Oil 3
HAC 102 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 4
ECS 116 Introduction to Wind Energy 3
HAC 110 Heat Pumps & Electrical Heat 3
 Total16
Third Semester
IST 245 Advanced Programmable Controllers 3
ECS 202 Commercial Load Calculations 3
HAC 109 Basic Sheet Metal 3
 Total9
 Program Total40

Energy Management Courses

All ECS courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

ECS 103 Commercial/Industrial Boilers (3)(2,2)

Provides a comprehensive study of all aspects of high pressure boilers. Contents include steam boiler operations, accessories, boiler operation safety, computer and programmable controls, water treatment, and testing. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $431 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 106.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 108 Commercial Electronic Control System (3)(2,2)

This course is geared towards students and those individuals with some background in HVACR electronic controls. Emphasis is placed on function and application of HVACR electronic control systems. The subject material is structured for maximum participation in the interpretation of control sequences and selection of equipment. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $431 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 104

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ECS 110 Codes and Standards (3)(3,0)

Familiarization with and identification of sources of current federal, state, local codes and standards (ASHRAE) applied to building, plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2LT) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 101, HAC 103, HAC 109, HAC 114, and HAC 119 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 111 Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems (3)(2,2)

ECS 111 covers the fundamental operating principles, function, location and application of photovoltaic electric systems. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 112 Survey of Renewable Energy Systems (2)(1,2)

An overview course in The Business of Renewable Energy. The course will explore Regulatory Frameworks, emerging and established technologies, practical examples of startup companies, and challenges and opportunities in reducing our reliance on carbon based energy sources. Anyone looking for a broad perspective from current professionals in the energy sector today, or just trying to make sense of all The GreenWash out there, this is for you. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 113 Energy Auditing (3)(2,2)

This course studies energy auditing for residential and light commercial structures including the purposes and limitations of three types of energy audits. Students will apply the theories learned in the classroom by performing a comprehensive energy audit on an existing structure. This course will provide hands on experience with the instrumentation necessary to perform an energy audit including: blower door testing, thermal imaging, and duct pressurization tests. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: ECS 112 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 114 IAQ for Commercial Buildings (3)(3,0)

This course covers IAQ problems that face building occupants and problems confronting building managers in buildings today. IAQ guidelines, EPA, OSHA, and other federal regulations will be covered as well as solving indoor air quality problems. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 205

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ECS 116 Introduction to Wind Energy (3)(2,2)

Students will examine, operate, and evaluate a small wind powered electrical generation system. The course of study will include: installation and cost benefit analysis. The installation will include the use of standard hand tools and materials. The evaluation will include efficiency analysis calculations and the use of air flow and power measurement instruments. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 FMEST) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 117 Intro to Sustainable Heating Systems (3)(2,2)

Introduction to solar air heating using a combination of lecture, and fabrication lab sessions. Students will design, build and evaluate a solar air heating system. The design will include; material selection, heat transfer, and cost benefit analysis. The fabrication will include the use of standard hand tools and materials. The evaluation will include fundamental heat gain calculations and the use of air flow and temperature monitoring instruments. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 FMEST) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 118 Photovoltaic System Application (3)(2,2)

This course examines the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a technician in the photovoltaic electricity industry. Subjects addressed include safety training, the function and interrelation of the systems located in a photovoltaic system. As well as a systems view of the equipment needed to provide usable electricity from sunlight. The course will focus primarily on the selection and application of photovoltaic equipment needed to provide both grid tied and off grid power. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ECS 111

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 119 Wind Turbine Service (3)(2,2)

This course examines the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a technician in the wind industry. Subjects addressed include safety training, the function and interrelation of the systems located in a wind power system. As well as a systems view of the propulsion and generation equipment typically located in a nacelle. The course will focus primarily on the production of electrical power following it from the wind turbine to the grid and finally to the end user. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ECS 116

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

ECS 202 Commercial Load Calculations (3)(2,2)

Provides a comprehensive study for heating and cooling load calculations for commercial buildings. Provides a wide range of procedures-both manual calculations procedures and computer-assisted. Emphasizes the Transfer Function Method (TFM) as a baseline procedure. CLTD/SCL/CLF are discussed. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $431 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 101 and HAC 205

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ECS 206 Commercial Duct Design (3)(2,2)

A study in commercial duct design to provide the student a primer on the theory and on the factors that relate to designing low pressure, low velocity air distribution systems. Duct sizing methods will include equal friction method, static regain, constant velocity, velocity reduction, and modified equal friction. This course will also cover specific applications found in commercial and industrial buildings. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $431 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ECS 202 or concurrent enrollment in ECS 202

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ECS 215 Commercial Applications Systems (3)(3,0)

Students will use design procedure in selecting HVAC systems and performing the calculations and procedures that are required to size and locate the HVAC equipment and associated component for commercial buildings. Specifications of control and control cycles, layout, and designing of energy-efficient combination systems (heating and cooling) found in commercial and industrial buildings will also be covered. State-of-the-art equipment and control systems will be studied for maximum energy efficiency. This course bridges the gap between actual design and the theoretical knowledge. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $416 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ECS 110 and ECS 114 Recommended: MTH 112

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ECS 290 Energy Management Internship (2)(0,0)

This course will provide the student with the acquisition of practical experience through the application of classroom theories and concepts in actual industry settings under the supervision of faculty and organizational staff. This off-campus, field based course will provide broad exposure to the operating components of organizations employing energy management philosophies and strategies. Students will be required to work 160 hours in the field, communicate regularly with faculty, submit reports/journals, and keep a task log. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor/coordinator

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Courses

All HAC courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

HAC 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I (3)(2,2)

Emphasis on reducing emission of fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and application. Studies the compressor system used in mechanical refrigeration and air-conditioning. Covers the refrigeration cycle, compressors, receivers, evaporators, condensers, metering devices and refrigerants. Attention is given also to temperature conversions, absolute temperature, and gas laws. Introduces safe and efficient use of tools and torches in the installation of copper and steel piping. Refrigerant management, recovery, recycling and reclaiming will be covered to prepare the student for EPA technician certification. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSIR) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $516 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

HAC 102 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II (4)(2,4)

Continuation of HAC 101, emphasizing the construction of equipment, systems, controls and accessories found in refrigeration and air conditioning unit systems. Special emphasis is given to servicing, repair, testing, installation, charging, reading and wiring from ladder diagrams, and troubleshooting. Emphasis will also be placed on charging and working with non ozone depleting refrigerants. Repeatable to eight credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSIR) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $648 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: a) HAC 101; and b) HAC 119 or concurrent enrollment in HAC 119; and c) either HAC 114 or IST 105, or concurrent enrollment in either HAC 114 or IST 105; or d) consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

HAC 103 Basic Heating Gas/Oil (3)(2,2)

Will cover the theory and fundamentals of heating and combustion. The course will cover the basic heating units of gas. The cleaning and servicing of them, and the control systems will also be covered. Repeatable to 6 credits; only three credits may apply toward a degree or certificate. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $516 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in either HAC 114 or IST 105

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

HAC 104 HVACR Controls (3)(2,2)

This course will cover the special controls used on commercial and industrial heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The operation, testing and servicing of these controls will also be covered. Repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 205 and IST 110 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HAC 106 Advanced Heating Hydronics/Steam (3)(2,2)

The theory and principles of steam, water piping, and their components will be covered. Boiler system operation, low pressure, pumps, controls, water treatment, accessories, service and preventive maintenance, heat load calculations will be covered. Repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $501 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 103

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HAC 109 Basic Sheet Metal (3)(2,2)

A basic course covering triangulation stresses and layout of sheet metal ducts and fittings. All layout will be done on paper in this course and then sample construction will be done in lab. Repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSIR) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $516 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

HAC 110 Heat Pumps & Electrical Heat (3)(2,2)

Theory of refrigeration cycle with respect to heat pumps and electrical heat theory. Covers mechanical and electrical operation, service, repair, and proper installation. Also geothermal heat pumps will be covered. Students will also take the RSES National Certification Heat Pump course. Book can be purchased in the HVAC&R office. Certification is included in the cost of the textbook. Repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $516 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in HAC 102 or concurrent enrollment in HAC 102 or consent of instructor.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HAC 111 Commercial Sheet Metal (3)(2,2)

This course will cover advanced fitting layout, field measurements, advanced radial line developments and triangulation used in commercial construction of various duct fittings. Students will fabricate duct fittings for a particular project and will become responsible for their installation as well as installation of outdoor air and return air dampers for commercial units. Repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 109 and HAC 115

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

HAC 114 Basic Electricity and HVACR Controls (3)(2,2)

A study of the electrical controls, electrical wiring diagrams and proper troubleshooting. Topics included are: electrical symbols, Ohms law, series and parallel circuits, power distribution, magnetism, switches, relays, AC current transformers, motor safety controls, capacitors and motors used in the HVACR field. Emphasis will be placed on reading and wiring up circuits from ladder wiring diagrams. The course will include the proper use of test instruments for troubleshooting. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $516 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

HAC 115 Blueprint Reading for Heating & AC (3)(2,2)

A thorough examination of the components and elements that make up an architectural set of blueprints, including floor plans, foundation, electrical, heating, and plumbing, elevations, details and sections, plot plan, door, window, finish schedules, and general specifications. Residential and light commercial construction will be studied. Intended for the public and tradespersons interested in the general field of architecture. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HAC 116 Cost Estimating for Sheet Metal (3)(2,2)

Students will learn basic procedures of estimating in all facets of metal fabrication which will include: ductwork, electrical wiring, piping, insulation, VAV equipment, temperature controls, HVAC units, air distribution equipment, heat and cooling equipment, air pollution equipment, heat recovery equipment, stamping, welding, machining, steel fabrication, forging, plastics finishing, brazing, plating and painting. This course will cover principles, practices, and procedures and provide a cost-effective, step-by-step method for cost estimating. Emphasis will be placed on pitfalls, problems, mistakes, inaccuracies that can occur in cost estimates. Basic concepts and steps that are required to develop man-hour and material based cost estimates will also be covered. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

HAC 117 Architectural&Ornamental Sheet Metal (3)(2,2)

This course will emphasize those sheet metal items and specialty items that can not be purchased from a manufacturer or supplier. Students will learn how to do repair or replacement work on architectural gutter and roofing. Due to OSHA laws emphasizing health and safety, students will learn to fabricate metal specialty items such as guards, machine guards, chutes, hoppers and other specialty items. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of styles of ornamental sheet metal items fabricated from copper and ornamental iron works with major emphasis on design, contour and mass. Students will concentrate on either architectural or ornamental fabrication for their final class project. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 109 and HAC 111 or concurrent enrollment in HAC 111

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HAC 118 Testing & Balancing HVAC Equipment (3)(2,2)

Students will study the most current procedures in testing, adjusting and balancing of air conditioning equipment. Topics which will be covered include use of instruments, preparing reports, balancing types of systems, equipment checkout, troubleshooting air problems, flow and pressure basics, balancing VAV systems, HVAC equipment, fans and drives, changing drives, grilles, diffuser and AK Areas will also be covered. Emphasis will be placed on balancing for energy conservation. Students will perform actual testing and balancing on HVAC equipment. Course is repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 104 and HAC 208 or concurrent enrollment in HAC 208 Recommended: MTH 107

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

HAC 119 Refrigerant Recovery Certification (.5)(.5,0)

This course includes all information needed to prepare technicians to become certified to recover and contain refrigerant from both high and low pressure air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. This course is an EPA approved Refrigerant Certification course. Course is repeatable to two credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $91 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

HAC 205 Commercial Air Conditioning (3)(2,2)

The study of DX cooling, open and hermetic centrifugal liquid chillers, ventilation theory and application will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on both the electrical and mechanical aspects of the field. Proper maintenance and start-up procedures of chillers will be covered. Instruction will cover psychrometrics, capacity control, zone control, capacity control and economizers. Actual electrical wiring on DX cooling and chillers will be studied. The use of new refrigerants and guidelines for retrofitting will be covered both in the lecture and lab. Theory and installation of pneumatics and electronic control systems will be covered. Repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $516 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 102 and HAC 119 or concurrent enrollment in HAC 119 or EPA refrigerant recovery certification

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HAC 207 Commercial Refrigeration (3)(2,2)

Study of high and low temperature applications and operations; mechanical and electrical components, service and repair, electrical circuitry, capacity control, and heat reclaim. Also covered are walk-in's, ice machines, and supermarket refrigeration equipment. Repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $516 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 102 and HAC 119 or concurrent enrollment in HAC 119 or EPA refrigerant recovery certification

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HAC 208 Load Calculations & Duct Sys Design (4)(4,0)

Residential heating and cooling load calculations will be covered. The use of computer programs is also included. The student will also design a duct system for heating, cooling, and ventilation. Repeatable to 8 credits; only four credits may apply towards a degree or certificate. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $568 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 101, 102, 103, 106, 109, 114, 119

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HAC 220 HVACR National Certification (1)(1,0)

This course will include pre-training for the Industrial Competency Exam (ICE). The ICE exam is sponsored by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)/ Gas Appliance Manufacturer's Association (GAMA). Three different exams are given at the end of the course which include Residential Air Conditioning and Heating, Light Commercial Air Conditioning and Heating, and Commercial Refrigeration. Course is repeatable to four credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 103 and HAC 110 or concurrent enrollment in HAC 103 and HAC 110

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

HAC 233 Special Topics in HVACR (.5)(.25,.5)

Designed to satisfy specific needs or interests of students and the community. The following guidelines are to be used in selecting topics: 1) Adequate and available material on specific topic; 2) Comprehensive outlines for each topic; and 3) Course should be designed to increase skill and knowledge in the field of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Repeatable to two credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $66 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

HAC 234 Special Topics in Heat/Air Cond. (1)(.5,1)

Designed to satisfy specific needs or interests of students and the community. The following guidelines are to be used in selecting topics: 1) Adequate and available material on specific topic; 2) Comprehensive outline for each topic; and 3) Course should be designed to increase skill and knowledge in the field of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Repeatable to three credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

HAC 235 Special Topics in Heat/Air Cond. (2)(1,2)

Designed to satisfy specific needs or interests of students and the community. The following guidelines are to be used in selecting topics: 1) Adequate and available material on specific topic; 2) Comprehensive outline for each topic; and 3) Course should be designed to increase skill and knowledge in the field of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Repeatable to four credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

HAC 236 Special Topics in Heat/Air Cond. (3)(2,2)

Designed to satisfy specific needs or interests of students and the community. The following guidelines are to be used in selecting topics: 1) Adequate and available material on specific topic; 2) Comprehensive outline for each topic; and 3) Course should be designed to increase skill and knowledge in the field of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Repeatable to six credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer