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Heating and Air Conditioning I


The Uniform Guy will be here to take orders and measure for uniforms on the following dates:

June 28 & 29 2:00 - 8:00 PM - Conference Room A

July 13 & 14 2:00 - 8:00 PM - Conference Room A
Uniform Pick - 8/10 and 8/17 12:00 - 7:00 PM in Conference Room A 
Class: Construction Technology - Core Subject Code 178000

Instructor: Mr. Schoeffler

Class Period: 1st (7:45 am - 8:30am)

Class Duration: 1st Semester Junior Year

Course Description:

Students will learn principles in basic safety (10-hr OSHA), construction math, hand and power tool are and operation, blueprint reading, material handling, communication and employability skills. An emphasis will be placed on safe and green construction practices.

Strand 1.    Business Operations/21st Century Skills

Learners apply principles of economics, business management, marketing and employability in an entrepreneur, manager and employee role to the leadership, planning, developing and analyzing of business enterprises related to the career field.

Outcome 1.1.    Employability Skills

Develop career awareness and employability skills (e.g., face‐to‐face, online) needed for gaining and maintaining employment in diverse business settings.


1.1.1. Identify the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in careers.

1.1.2. Identify the scope of career opportunities and the requirements for education, training, certification, licensure and experience.

1.1.3. Develop a career plan that reflects career interests, pathways and secondary and postsecondary options.

1.1.4. Describe the role and function of professional organizations, industry associations and organized labor and use networking techniques to develop and maintain professional relationships.

1.1.5. Develop strategies for self‐promotion in the hiring process (e.g., filling out job applications, resumé writing, interviewing skills, portfolio development).

1.1.6. Explain the importance of work ethic, accountability and responsibility and demonstrate associated behaviors in fulfilling personal, community, and workplace roles.

1.1.7. Apply problem‐solving and critical‐thinking skills to work‐related issues when making decisions and formulating solutions.

1.1.8. Identify the correlation between emotions, behavior and appearance and manage those to establish and maintain professionalism.

1.1.9. Give and receive constructive feedback to improve work habits.

1.1.10. Adapt personal coping skills to adjust to taxing workplace demands.

1.1.11. Recognize different cultural beliefs and practices in the workplace and demonstrate respect for them.

1.1.12. Identify healthy lifestyles that reduce the risk of chronic disease, unsafe habits, and abusive behavior.

Outcome 1.2.    Leadership and Communications

Process, maintain, evaluate and disseminate information in a business. Develop leadership and team building to promote collaboration.


1.2.1. Extract relevant, valid information from materials and cite sources of information.

1.2.2. Deliver formal and informal presentations.

1.2.3. Identify and use verbal, nonverbal and active listening skills to communicate effectively.

1.2.4. Use negotiation and conflict‐resolution skills to reach solutions.

1.2.5. Communicate information (e.g., directions, ideas, vision, workplace expectations) for an intended audience and purpose.

1.2.6. Use proper grammar and expression in all aspects of communication.

1.2.7. Use problem‐solving and consensus‐building techniques to draw conclusions and determine next steps.

1.2.8. Identify the strengths, weaknesses and characteristics of leadership styles that influence internal and external workplace relationships.

1.2.9. Identify advantages and disadvantages involving digital and/or electronic communications (e.g., common content for large audience, control of tone, speed, cost, lack of non‐verbal cues, potential for forwarding information, longevity).

1.2.10. Use interpersonal skills to provide group leadership, promote collaboration and work in a team.

1.2.11. Write professional correspondence, documents, job applications and resumés.

1.2.12. Use technical writing skills to complete forms and create reports.

Strand: 2  Safety, Tools, and Equipment

Learners apply principles of protection, prevention and mitigation to create and maintain safe working conditions at construction sites. Knowledge and skills may be applied in all aspects of personal and site safety, including handling materials, using tools and equipment, working with and around electricity, using personal protective equipment and operating heavy equipment.

Outcome 2.1.    Site Safety Handle materials, prevent accidents and mitigate hazards.


2.1.1. Use Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)‐defined procedures for identifying employer and employee responsibilities, working in confined spaces, managing worker safety programs, using ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), maintaining clearance and boundaries and labeling.

2.1.2. Identify and rectify or mitigate construction hazards associated with thresholds, slippery surfaces and lighting.

2.1.3. Calculate an example of load factors for constructing scaffolding, railings, ladders and temporary structures.

2.1.4. Apply inspection, rejection criteria, hitch configurations and load‐handling practices to slings and rigging hardware.

2.1.5. Demonstrate the proper use of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals. 2.1.6. Identify the source of electrical hazards and use shutdown and established lock‐out/tag‐out procedures.

2.1.7. Identify and eliminate worksite clutter in accordance with standards for cleanliness and safety.

2.1.8. Identify procedures for the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. 2.1.9. Identify the location of emergency flush showers, eyewash fountains, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), fire alarms and exits.

2.1.10. Select and operate fire extinguishers based on the class of fire.

2.1.11. Identify the components of a hazardous materials safety plan.

2.1.12. Create a hazardous materials safety plan.

2.1.13. Set up for ergonomic workflow.

2.1.14. Describe the interactions of incompatible substances when measuring and mixing chemicals.

Outcome 2.2.    Personal Safety Practice personal safety in construction.


2.2.1. Interpret personal safety rights according to the employee Right‐to‐Know plan.

2.2.2. Describe how working under the influence of drugs and alcohol increases the risk of accident, lowers productivity, raises insurance costs, and reduces profits.

2.2.3. Select, use, store, maintain and dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to job tasks, conditions and materials.

2.2.4. Identify workplace risk factors associated with lifting, operating and moving heavy objects and establish an ergonomics process.

2.2.5. Identify, inspect and use safety equipment appropriate for the task.

2.2.6. Demonstrate first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Outcome 6.5.    Construction Math Calculate materials needed to complete construction projects.


6.5.1. Find surface area and volume for three‐dimensional objects, accurate to a specified level of precision.

6.5.2. Apply measurement scales to layout length, width, and angle measurements.

6.5.3. Apply algebraic procedures and geometric concepts to reading construction documents.

6.5.4. Use proportional reasoning and apply indirect measurement techniques (e.g., right triangle trigonometry, properties of similar triangles).

Class: Heating and Cooling Systems Subject Code 178012

Instructor: Mr. Schoeffler

Class Period: 3rd, 4th & 5th Periods (9:15 am - 10:45 am)

Class Duration: 1st & 2nd Semester Junior Year

Course Description:

Students will apply principles of heating and cooling to the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of residential and commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Systems.

Strand 4.   Electrical

Learners apply principles of electricity and knowledge of building codes to construct systems to generate and deliver power in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Knowledge and skill may be applied to rough‐in and finish wiring, motors and power wiring, specialized low‐voltage systems, alternative power systems, power transmission, plant operations and coal equipment.

Outcome 4.1.    Electrical Theory

Explain electrical principles and theories.


4.1.1. Explain atomic structure and its relationship to electricity.

4.1.2. Describe the relationship between electrical effect and electromagnetic effect.

4.1.3. Explain methods of producing electrical current.

4.1.4. Describe the differences between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).

4.1.5. Compare and contrast conductors and insulators.

4.1.6. Describe the relationships between voltage, current, resistance and power in circuits.

4.1.7. Calculate voltage, current, resistance, impedance and power in circuits using Ohm’s Law and Watt’s Law.

Outcome 4.2.    Circuits

Analyze and evaluate direct current (DC) circuits and alternating current (AC) circuits.


4.2.1. Identify electrical, electromechanical and solid state controls.

4.2.2. Describe the purpose of grounding and common methods used for grounding.

4.2.3. Analyze wiring schematics and diagrams to troubleshoot circuits.

4.2.4. Explain the uses of series, parallel and series‐parallel circuits.

4.2.5. Construct and troubleshoot series, parallel and series‐parallel circuits.

4.2.6. Determine voltage, current, frequency and phase.

4.2.7. Identify common types of transformers and list uses for each.

4.2.8. Explain step‐up/step‐down voltage methods.

4.2.9. Identify the types of motors and uses for each.

4.2.10. Identify types of capacitors and common usages for each.

4.2.11. Identify methods of varying capacitance.

4.2.12. Identify types of inductors and explain the purposes of different core materials.

4.2.13. Identify the characteristics of inductors and capacitors in series and parallel circuits.

4.2.14. Calculate true power, apparent power, reactive power and power factor.

Outcome 4.6. Motors and Power

Install motors and power wiring in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC).


4.6.1. Identify types and components of single‐phase, split‐phase and three‐phase motors.

4.6.2. Interpret motor nameplate information and motor specifications.

4.6.3. Calculate motor loads.

4.6.4. Determine motor rotation needed for the installed load and explain the process for reversing rotation (i.e., three‐phase, single‐phase).

4.6.5. Interpret schematics and control diagrams for building a motor circuit.

4.6.6. Wire single‐phase, split‐phase and three‐phase circuits and install motor control devices (i.e., contactors, starters, variable frequency and motor speed controls).

4.6.7. Explain the starting sequence of motor components within a given circuit.

Strand 5.   Environmental Systems and Plumbing

Learners apply principles of physics and thermodynamics to install and maintain heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing systems in residential, commercial and industrial applications. HVAC may include mobile and fixed refrigeration and heating equipment, including environmental controls, boiler systems and ductwork; plumbing may include drainage, water supply, fuel piping, fixtures and appliances.

Outcome 5.2.   Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)   

Systems Installation Install refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems.


5.2.1. Identify the basic components of a self‐contained air conditioning unit.

5.2.2. Identify and explain the installation of a central air conditioner with heat pump.

5.2.3. Identify and explain the installation of a refrigeration condensing unit with a remote evaporator.

5.2.4. Identify and explain the installation of a distribution system.

5.2.5. Identify and explain the installation of natural gas, propane gas, electric and oil heating units.

5.2.6. Identify and explain the installation of an air‐to‐air heat pump.

5.2.7. Identify the components of a geothermal system.

Outcome 5.3.    Service Maintenance

Perform service maintenance (SM) and repair on environmental controls technology equipment (e.g., electric heating equipment, air handler, air filtration equipment, humidifier/dehumidifier, air conditioner, heat pump).


5.3.1. Perform routine cleaning and inspection of system and components.

5.3.2. Inspect and replace filters, belts and fluids.

5.3.3. Recover, recharge and reclaim refrigerant from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

5.3.4. Troubleshoot and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

5.3.5. Troubleshoot and service heating systems.

Outcome 5.9.    Fuel Piping

Construct fuel piping systems following code and municipal building standards.


5.9.1. Identify the types of fuel systems and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each. 5.9.2. Describe the physical properties and potential hazards associated with different fuel types. 5.9.3. Describe the pipe, fittings, and valves used in fuel piping systems and describe their functions.

5.9.4. Join pipe, fittings, and valves used in a piping system that transfers fuel.

5.9.5. Connect appliances to fuel piping systems.

5.9.6. Describe fuel piping testing methods and perform leak tests.

Strand 6.   Planning and Design

Learners apply principles of architectural and civil engineering, drawing and construction with current technology to develop, present and use construction proposals, plans and schematics. Knowledge and skill may be applied throughout the project from preconstruction design through all stages of building in residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Outcome 6.1.    Proposals

Develop and present a design, proposal, or concept.


6.1.1. Collect and analyze data to identify required deliverables (e.g., reports, studies, building designs, drawings) based on client specifications.

6.1.2. Create a visualization of a proposed project using data from relevant materials according to client specifications and in compliance with building codes.

6.1.3. Incorporate building structural systems, environmental systems, safety systems, building envelope systems and building service systems into the design.

6.1.5. Develop a narrative to describe the project.

6.1.6. Differentiate between residential, commercial, industrial and institutional construction segments.

6.1.7. Present the comprehensive proposal.

Outcome 6.4.    Construction Drawings

Read and interpret plans and diagrams within a construction drawing set (i.e., topographical, grading and drainage, architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical) to organize a project work sequence.


6.4.1. Collect and analyze project information to determine resources and tasks required to complete a project.

6.4.2. Read and interpret a site plan.

6.4.3. Use architect’s and engineer’s scales to read and interpret construction drawings for material calculations and installation at the jobsite.

6.4.4. Read, interpret, and organize construction drawings, specifications and other contractual documents.


Daily Required Supplies:
Work Boots
Pens and Pencils (Must have in class daily)
Black Sharpe Marker for layout (Must have in class daily)
12" Ruler
3 Ring Binder with dividers 
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