- Course Number:
- FMT 111
- Course Title:
- Refrigeration Electrical I
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Course DescriptionBasic theory and applications of electrical concepts including Ohm's Law, electric power, and concepts of electric circuits are emphasized. Alternating current, power distribution and installation of HVAC systems using wiring diagrams and schematics are included. Prerequisites: Placement in MTH 20 or higher; (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This is the first in a series of courses in applications of electricity, circuits, meters, switches and breakers, motors and their schematic
drawings relating to the HVAC industry in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
Intended Outcomes for the course
"Calculate voltage, resistance and current using OhmÃªs laws.
" Explain the characteristics of series and parallel circuits.
" Describe the operation of Digital and Analog meters.
" Identify electrical symbols used in the HVAC industry.
" Explain the difference between AC and DC currents.
" Size conductors for an HVAC installation.
Course Activities and Design
In-class activities are made up of lecture, demonstrations, hands-on activities and discussions. See instructor syllabus for details.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Procedures will be discussed at the first class session and the instructor's grading policy will be referenced on the class syllabus.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
• Calculate voltage, resistance and current using OhmÃªs laws.
• Explain the characteristics of series and parallel circuits.
• Describe the operation of Digital and Analog meters.
• Identify electrical symbols used in the HVAC industry.
• Explain the difference between AC and DC currents.
• Size conductors for an HVAC installation.