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Sinclair College

HVA 2751 HVAC-R Operations & Best Practices

As today's building HVAC systems grow more varied and more sophisticated, the service and operations technician must keep up and be able to determine if a system is operating properly. This course will provide case studies of various building HVAC systems, system operational issues, and changes in applicable standards and codes. The student is then exposed to methods of finding the problem and how to differentiate between a symptom and the underlying cause using the fundamentals learned in previous classes. Two lab hours per week.

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

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Using an actual operating system, be able to define how changes in one part of the system will impact the rest of the system and the occupied space so as to identify installation, maintenance or design problems.
  • Apply industry standards to issues of human health and comfort and to equipment efficiency issues.
  • Measure and plot the performance of an operating system.
  • Demonstrate an adequate understanding of control to be able to correct improper system control and to be able to rewrite control strategy.
  • Show you can differentiate between a mechanical design problem and a control problem and repair either as necessary.

Credit Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 2