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HVAC Engineering Technology (HET)
Engineering, Math & Physical Sciences


The following course information is effective for the Fall 2010 term.

Subj CatNoCourse TitleUnits   
HET 150Air Conditioning I Split-Systems4 units  

This course introduces students to the basic principles, practices, operations, service and installation of split-system residential and commercial cooling equipment, as well as industrial refrigeration equipment. The function and operational characteristics of various types of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, the wiring of split-system equipment, and safety procedures are also studied. Students will be exposed to topics such as electric controls such as thermostats, defrost controls, relays, and contactors, as well as capacitors, power distribution, motors, protective devices, system malfunction diagnosis, corrective procedures, and the refrigerants used in the split-system industry. This course reinforces the use and operation of electrical and mechanical test equipment, wiring diagrams and schematics, service manifolds, test equipment, flaring, soldering and brazing skills.

NOTE: Student will be required to purchase basic hand tools used in this and other HVACR courses.

Prerequisite: HET 110 and HET 111

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