HVAC1000 Electrical Circuits

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of direct current and alternating current circuits. Meter usage, circuit computations, and troubleshooting will also be covered.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Interpret electrical symbols
Identify electrical construction materials
Calculate wire sizes
Create simple lighting circuit
Calculate simple circuit properties
Measure simple circuit electrical properties
Troubleshoot simple electrical circuit
Troubleshoot electrical components
Repair individual electrical components
Create complex wiring circuits
Calculate complex circuit electrical properties
Measure complex circuit electrical properties
Troubleshoot complex electrical circuit
Assemble a three way switching circuit
Assemble a fan/blower electrical circuit
Troubleshoot fan/blower electrical circuit

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details