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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 190EPA Certification Preparation2 units  

This course introduces students to basic refrigeration, theory, and practice of the EPA mandated Section 608 Refrigeration Certification exam. The function and operational characteristics of the mechanical refrigeration system including condensers, evaporators, compressors, refrigerant metering devices, and sustainable energy sources refrigerants are covered, as well as material pertinent for students to pass the EPA exam. This course also introduces ozone depletion, the Clean Air Act, the Montreal Protocol, CFC and HCFC refrigerant replacements, recovery cylinders, shipping and transportation of refrigerants, system operational pressures, substitute refrigerant replacement, recharging techniques, refrigerant recovery and reclaiming, and basic system troubleshooting. This course reinforces the use and operation of service manifolds, leak detection, test equipment, flaring, soldering and brazing skills.
NOTE: The student will be required to purchase basic hand tools that will be used in this and other refrigeration and air conditioning courses.

Corequisite: HET 110 or Consent of Instructor

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