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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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HVC 130 - HVAC Electrical

Credit(s): 3

Basic electrical safety and electrical theory such as Ohms Law, circuit schematic symbols, and circuit characteristics, will be discussed as it specifically applies to DC and AC circuits in the HVAC industry. Additional theory will be presented regarding magnetism as it applies to AC power generation. The course will also include discussions and calculation of the effects of capacitive, induction, and resistive circuits. The course concludes with an overview of transformers. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Demonstrate the use of electrical lockout/tag-out equipment.
  • Measure voltage with digital and analog voltmeters.
  • Measure AC current with a clamp-on ammeter.
  • Measure resistance with an ohmmeter.
  • Check voltage with a voltage tester.
  • Use a continuity tester to determine whether an open circuit or dead short exists.
  • Use a capacitance meter to measure capacitance of run and start capacitors.
  • Calculate capacitance.
  • Wire and measure resistance of different types of circuits.
  • Demonstrate proper use of ammeter, ohmmeter, voltmeter and wattmeter.
  • Use Ohms Law to solve circuit problems and calculate circuit loads.
  • Use appropriate meters to check basic electrical components.
  • Determine the electrical characteristics of both series and parallel circuits.
  • Demonstrate algebra/math skills pertinent to electrical calculations.
  • Determine the equivalent resistance in a parallel and series circuit.
  • Determine the equivalent capacitance in a parallel and series circuit.

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