PCC/ CCOG / FMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FMT 202

Course Number:
FMT 202
Course Title:
Direct Digital Control Advanced Technology
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers the spectrum of advanced HVAC control applications for commercial building systems. Topics range from the single zone air handler to multi-zone and VAV systems, valve configurations, engineering calculations and how this equipment interfaces to Life Safety systems. Prerequisites: FMT 113. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Of the information covered, some is industry standard and some is so new as to be unpublished. All the systems and control configurations reviewed are field tested and extensively used in the community. The discussion covers the full range of systems operational characteristics and reviews upgrade potential. Method of control is discussed, both pneumatic and DDC, the course is based on generic, non-manufacturer specific control fundamentals.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Explain the advantages/disadvantages of different control systems.
  2. Explain the importance and application of safety controls.
  3. Explain the basic rule of troubleshooting to quickly identify a problem area.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify and determine different control applications and their intended function.
  5. Use engineering calculations to determine system operating characteristics.

Course Activities and Design

The course will be presented in a lecture/discussion format. Additional materials will be supplied by the instructor from outside sources to support and benefit students learning.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail methods to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a final grade. The components that are used may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, attendance, homework and small group problem solving discussion.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Explain the advantages/disadvantages of different control systems.
  2. Explain the importance and application of safety controls.
  3. Explain the basic rule of troubleshooting to quickly identify a problem area.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify and determine different control applications and their intended function.
  5. Use engineering calculations to determine system operating characteristics.