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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 291Energy Auditing4 units  

This course covers building energy auditing and associated heating and air-conditioning equipment. The concepts of heat flow, energy audit software, building science, building envelope, construction practices, material costs, moisture concerns, proper insulation techniques, energy pricing, energy modeling, and commercial and residential HVAC systems including equipment selection, layout, piping techniques, troubleshooting, codes, preventive maintenance, multiple systems, and system accessories are covered. The function and operational characteristics of building construction, building materials, various types of commercial and residential heating and air-conditioning equipment, wiring, and safety procedures are studied. Electric controls, thermostats, power distribution, and protective devices are studied, as well as equipment selection, layout, duct design, troubleshooting, and commercial and residential energy usage codes. This course also reinforces load calculations, ventilation requirements, piping techniques, the use and operation of electrical/mechanical test equipment and service manifolds.

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

Prerequisite: HET 230 and MTH 114 or higher or appropriate score on Math Placement test or Math ACT score of 17 or higher; and minimum APT score of 122 OR minimum CELSA score of 50; or Language Proficiency; or Consent of Instructor

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