Construction Technology HVAC I & II

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: HVAC I includes classroom and laboratory experiences focused on heat generation, ventilation, and cooling/refrigeration systems. This course introduces scientific and mathematical principles applicable in the installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems.

Types of units, parts, basic controls, functions, and applications will be covered. Additional topics include tool and meter use, temperature measurement, heat flow, the combustion process, and pipe installation practices.

This course also emphasizes health, safety, and welfare standards and codes as mandated by professional and governmental agencies

Recommended Grade: 11, 12
Required Prerequisites: none
Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Construction
Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1-3 credits per semester, 6 credits maximum
Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas
Dual credit possible


CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: HVAC II
builds on concepts introduced in HVAC I. This course will emphasize reading blueprints and other technical documents, as well as troubleshooting common mechanical and electrical problems encountered when servicing HVAC systems.

Additional topics include: combustion testing, venting and air requirements, electrical control systems, and electrical motor basics.

Students will hone their science and math skills in HVAC system installation, maintenance, or repair projects.

Recommended Grade: 12 Required
Prerequisites: Construction Trades: HVAC I
Recommended Prerequisites: none
Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1-3 credits per semester, 6 credits maximum
Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas
Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course
Dual credit possible
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