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PLHE 2195

HVAC Advanced Design

Credits: 2

Description: This course is designed to enable the learner to incorporate all the theory they have learned in all previous classes and implement it into a complete functional project. The learner will design, layout, build, install, and calibrate a complete HVAC system from the ground up. Prerequisite(s): None


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.


Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  3. Demonstrate career/computation skills.
  4. Demonstrate technology skills.
  5. Demonstrate global/environmental perspective.
  6. Demonstrate self-development skills.


  1. Demonstrate design and layout knowledge
  2. Demonstate an understanding of heat and cooling loads
  3. Provide a material list for estimating cost of materials
  4. Install a complete HVAC system
  5. Calibrate and initalize the system upon startup
  6. Ensure proper operation onf all parts of the completed system

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with the Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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