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HVA 1201 Basic HVAC Systems with Cooling

Basic concepts and theory of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Foundations in the applications of cooling principles in light commercial equipment. Major components include refrigerant flow through equipment, applications of equipment to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer fundamentals and preparation for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant handler's certification exam. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 


  • Explain the basic refrigeration cycle and properly install gauges to take basic system readings.
  • Define, measure and interpret basic properties associated with HVAC work.
  • Describe the use of air systems to meet heating and cooling requirements.
  • Describe the basic principles of operation and required equipment for electric, gas and oil heating systems.
  • Explain how refrigeration is applied to air conditioning.
  • Explain the purpose and operation of the major components of a refrigeration system.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2