Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair Course Syllabus

Joseph Jacob

Honorary: Instructor
Instructor: Joseph Jacob
Phone: 806-335-4219
Office Hours:

12pm to 1pm  M, T, TH

Catalog Year: 2011-2012
Disability Statement: Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact disAbility Services (Student Service Center room 119, phone 371-5436) as soon as possible.
Course Title: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair
Course Name and Number: DEMR-1323
Course Section: 001
Semester: Spring
Course Description:

Introduction to heating, ventilation and air conditioning theory, testing and repair. Emphasis on refrigerant reclamation, safety procedures, specialized tools and repairs.

Department Expectations:
Hours: (3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)
Class Type: On Campus Course

Modern Automotive Technology


safety glasses or goggles

Student Performance:

Introductions, Rules and Review

Safety Procedures

History and design basics of the HVAC systems

Basic Heating Systems

Characteristics of Heating and Ventilation systems

Air Conditioning Theory

Differences in Freon’s

Proper Testing of the Air Conditioning Systems

Proper use of refrigerant recovery machines

Use of proper specialized tools

Repair procedures

Identify differences in control systems

Locate and identify different components in the HVAC system

Basic preventative maintenance needed in the HVAC system

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Expected Student Behavior:
Grading Criteria:

75% from completed tasks and 25% from final exam


95% to pass


Week One





Week Two


Ventiliation Systems

Heater Systems

AC Systems


Week Three

AC Components

Test Equipment

Service Procedure

Week Four

Maintenance Procedures

Refrigerant Licenses

Trouble Shooting Procedures

Final Exam

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