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Service Fitters Training Center

The Three Year Curriculum


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FIRST YEAR
Course Name
  Course ID
  Course Description
Introduction To Refrigeration
Cycle: Part 1
  AC/R-1    This introductory course covers the basic physics of HVAC/R; the components of a basic refrigeration system; the basic refrigeration cycle pressure-temperature relationship; and work related math and formulas. [Course Details]
Basic AC/R Electricity & Introduction to Controls: Part 1
   BE/C-1   This introductory course covers basic electricity for AC/R including: relevant concepts of current and magnetism; the use of a VOM and clamp-on meter; series/parallel circuits; single and 3-phase power; trans- formers; fuses and circuit breakers; conductors and insulation; and switch operation. Students will also be introduced to controls. Topics will include: pictorials and ladder diagrams; and control simulators. [Course Details]
Introduction to Refrigeration Cycle: Part 2
   AC/R-2   This course is a continuation of Part 1 I Intro. To Refrigeration Cycle, focusing on high temperature applications including: compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, accessory components, compressor capacity controls, balanced system operation, and pressure-temperature charts. [Course Details]
Basic AC/R Electricity & Advanced Controls: Part 2
   BE/C-2   This course covers the basic operation of controls for compressors, pumps and fans including: transformers; starters, contractors, relays; sail switches; clocks and thermostats, low and high pressure controls. A discussion of control systems for basic refrigeration is included. [Course Details]

SECOND YEAR
Course Name
  Course ID
  Course Description
Operation & Essential Elements of Control Systems
  CS-1
(ELECTRICAL)
  This course covers the control of pressure and temperature; energy sources for control systems; operation principles of automatic control systems; the types of control action and control circuits; starters, contractors and relays; and fundamental controls for valves and dampers. [Course Details]
Operation & Essential Elements of Control Systems
  CS-2
(MECHANICAL)
  This course combines conceptual information with hands-on experiences regarding the charging of air conditioning systems; operating conditions of typical air conditioning systems; expansion devices under load conditions; compressor efficiency; electric motors; mechanical and electrical trouble-shooting. [Course Details]

Introduction to Copper Connections for HVAC/R Service Technicians
  COP-1   A hands-on workshop that teaches the use of tool, materials, and safety. The characteristics of rigid and soft copper are introduced. Students will learn cutting, bending, flaring, swaging, soldering and brazing and to test projects for quality and leaks.

THIRD YEAR
Course Name
  Course ID
  Course Description
Heating Systems
  HS-1
  Through lecture and hands-on exercises, this course teaches the basics of oil and gas combustion processes including: air, water, and steam as heating mediums; equipment identification; heating system start-up; systems efficiency, component failure; humidification; air filtration; basic piping arrangements for hydronics systems. An overview of basic heating controls is introduced. [Course Details]

Introduction to Solid State Electronics & Controls
  SS-1   Through lecture and hands-on exercises, this course introduces Solid State Electronics through an analysis of familiar non-electronic equipment using solid state components and electronic controls. Heavy emphasis on technical literacy to install, troubleshoot and service solid state electronics. Lab exercises enhance understanding of components and circuitry. [Course Details]

Advanced Refrigeration Systems
  R-1   This course explains component and operating differences from high temperature systems. Hands-on exercises cover walk-in boxes, freezer cases, meat display cases, etc. [Course Details]

Integrated Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Systems: Evaluation & Diagnostics
  IRD-1   Through lecture and hands-on exercises, this course will present a complete overview of students’ prior knowledge and prior studies of HVAC/R electricity through schematic reading and circuit wiring for thermostats and control panels; diagnosing electrical accessories; air conditioning systems diagnosis; airside system diagnosis, integrated diagnostics. [Course Details]

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