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CLCT 1200 - Fundamentals of Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

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.

Objectives:

  1. Draw a complete refrigeration/AC cycle.
  2. Label all components of a cycle.
  3. Describe how a cycle operates.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will assemble copper piping.

Objectives:

  1. Cut tubing to proper length.
  2. Flare tubing to proper length.
  3. Swage tubing to proper length.
  4. Assemble a given project per blueprint.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will use oxygen and acetylene.

Objectives:

  1. Braze a tubing project according to blueprint.
  2. Soft solder a tubing project according to blueprint.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will use test equipment.

Objectives:

  1. Install gauges on a refrigeration unit.
  2. Capacitor Analyzer - Check for accuracy of microfarads.
  3. Vacuum pump down to 29.8” H.G on a unit.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will use hand tools.

Objectives:

  1. Apply wrenches safely on refrigerant service valves.
  2. Apply hammers safely on a swaging project.
  3. Apply tubing cutters safely on a refrigerant piping project.
  4. Apply files safely on a refrigerant piping project.
  5. Apply flaring tools safely on a refrigerant piping project.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will use terminology.

Objectives:

  1. Apply the term ‘latent heat’ to a refrigeration diagram.
  2. Apply the term ‘sensible heat’ to a refrigeration diagram.
  3. Apply the term ‘ton of refrigeration’ to a refrigeration diagram.
  4. Define ‘refrigeration’
  5. Define ‘air conditioning’
  6. Apply the term ‘pressure’ to a refrigeration diagram.
  7. 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

  1. Fundamentals of Refrigeration
    1. History and fundamentals
    2. Temperature, pressure, and measurements
    3. Refrigeration systems and terms
  2. Refrigeration Tools and Materials
    1. Tubing and fittings
    2. Refrigeration tools
    3. Instruments and gauges
    4. Supplies
  3. Basic Refrigeration Systems
  4. Compression Systems and Compressors
    1. Compression Systems
    2. Compressors
  5. Refrigerant Controls
  6. Refrigerants
  7. Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling/Reclaiming
  8. Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
  9. Passing Technician Certification Exams

Primary Faculty
Marlow, Douglas
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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