HVAC1040 Basic Refrigeration

This course will expose the student to the basic physical laws relating to refrigeration systems components, refrigeration theory, the refrigeration cycle and system operation. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




HVAC1000 and HVAC1020

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:
Analyze sensible heat
Analyze latent heat
Calculate heat quantity
Differentiate pressure scales
Differentiate refrigerants
Compare refrigerant pressure/temperature scales
Solve gas law problems
Analyze refrigerant cycle
Analyze compressor operation
Analyze condenser operation
Analyze evaporator operation
Analyze metering device operation
Operate refrigerant system
Access refrigerant system using manifold gages
Measure refrigerant pressures
Measure refrigerant temperatures
Measure air temperatures
Calculate subcooling
Calculate superheat
Install refrigerant
Remove refrigerant
Test for refrigrant leaks
Operate pump down

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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Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


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Credit Details