CLCT 1200 - Fundamentals of Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Credit Hours: 3.00
Theory, application and principles of air conditioning and refrigeration; study of basic cycle, systems, system components, accessories and refrigerants.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will identify the refrigeration/air conditioning cycle.
- Draw a complete refrigeration/AC cycle.
- Label all components of a cycle.
- Describe how a cycle operates.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will assemble copper piping.
- Cut tubing to proper length.
- Flare tubing to proper length.
- Swage tubing to proper length.
- Assemble a given project per blueprint.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will use oxygen and acetylene.
- Braze a tubing project according to blueprint.
- Soft solder a tubing project according to blueprint.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will use test equipment.
- Install gauges on a refrigeration unit.
- Capacitor Analyzer - Check for accuracy of microfarads.
- Vacuum pump down to 29.8” H.G on a unit.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will use hand tools.
- Apply wrenches safely on refrigerant service valves.
- Apply hammers safely on a swaging project.
- Apply tubing cutters safely on a refrigerant piping project.
- Apply files safely on a refrigerant piping project.
- Apply flaring tools safely on a refrigerant piping project.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will use terminology.
- Apply the term ‘latent heat’ to a refrigeration diagram.
- Apply the term ‘sensible heat’ to a refrigeration diagram.
- Apply the term ‘ton of refrigeration’ to a refrigeration diagram.
- Define ‘refrigeration’
- Define ‘air conditioning’
- Apply the term ‘pressure’ to a refrigeration diagram.
- Apply the term ‘volume’ to a refrigeration diagram
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Fundamentals of Refrigeration
- History and fundamentals
- Temperature, pressure, and measurements
- Refrigeration systems and terms
- Refrigeration Tools and Materials
- Tubing and fittings
- Refrigeration tools
- Instruments and gauges
- Basic Refrigeration Systems
- Compression Systems and Compressors
- Compression Systems
- Refrigerant Controls
- Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling/Reclaiming
- Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
- Passing Technician Certification Exams
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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