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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACR)

ACR 100  (3 credit hours)  
Refrigeration Fundamentals  

Introduces refrigerant piping and fundamentals of refrigeration including environmental issues associated with HVAC. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Co-requisite: ACR 101.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 101  (2 credit hours)  
Refrigeration Fundamentals Lab  

Introduces fundamentals of refrigeration including environmental issues associated with HVAC and refrigerant piping. Develops proper hands-on techniques in the servicing and troubleshooting of basic systems. Stresses proper use and care of tools, equipment, materials, and safety. Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Co-requisite: ACR 100.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 102  (3 credit hours)  
HVAC Electricity  

Introduces students to basic physics of electricity. Covers Ohm's law; measuring resistance, voltage, ohms, watts and amps; constructing various types of electrical circuits; selecting wire and fuse sizes; and troubleshooting an electric motor and motor controls. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Co-requisite: ACR 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 103  (2 credit hours)  
HVAC Electricity Lab  

Introduces students to basic physics of electricity. Provides for application of Ohm's law; and measure resistance, voltage, ohms, watts and amps; construct various types of electrical circuits; select wire and fuse sizes; and learn to troubleshoot an electric motor and motor controls. Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Co-requisite: ACR 102.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 112  (3 credit hours)  
Sheet Metal Fabrication  

The student will learn to make patterns and lay out and construct common sheet metal duct fittings. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Co-requisite: ACR 113.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 113  (2 credit hours)  
Sheet Metal Fabrication Lab  

Provides lab time for students to lay out, cut, construct, and install common sheet metal duct fittings. Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Co-requisite: ACR 112.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 130  (3 credit hours)  
Electrical Components  

Defines the electrical components of an air conditioning system. Includes different types of line voltages, wiring diagrams and solid state devices. Emphasizes safety. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ACR 102 with a grade of C or greater.
Co-requisite: ACR 131.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 131  (2 credit hours)  
Electrical Components Lab  

Permits practice using different types of line voltages, reading wiring diagrams, and using solid state devices. Emphasizes safety. Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ACR 102 with a grade of C or greater.
Co-requisite: ACR 130.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 170  (3 credit hours)  
Heat Load/Duct Design  

Introduces fundamentals needed to calculate heat gain and heat loss, thereby determining air conditioner/furnace size which will be used to calculate the correct duct size. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 200  (3 credit hours)  
Commercial Refrigeration  

Develops techniques for servicing and troubleshooting mechanical and electro-mechanical refrigeration components. Emphasizes electrical and refrigeration safety. Covers proper tool use and environmentally sound refrigerant handling. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (ACR 100 and ACR 101) with a grade of C or greater.
Co-requisite: ACR 201.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 201  (2 credit hours)  
Commercial Refrigeration Lab  

Provides techniques in servicing and troubleshooting mechanical and electro-mechanical refrigeration components. Emphasizes electrical and refrigeration safety. Covers proper tool use and environmentally sound refrigerant handling. Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (ACR 100 and ACR 101) with a grade of C or greater.
Co-requisite: ACR 200.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 206  (5 credit hours)  
Boilers  

Develops techniques for servicing, troubleshooting and performing preventive maintenance on steam generating systems. Emphasizes electrical and steam safety. Covers proper tool and instrument use and practices for the efficient applications on steam systems used in commercial and industrial settings. Lecture/Lab: 5.0 credits (105 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ACR 102 and ACR 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 207  (5 credit hours)  
Commercial HVAC Systems  

Develops techniques for servicing, troubleshooting and performing preventive maintenance on commercial HVAC systems. Emphasizes electrical and mechanical safety. Covers tools and instruments used in installing, troubleshooting, and preforming preventive maintenance on commercial HVAC systems. Lecture/Lab: 5.0 credits (105 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (ACR 100 and ACR 101 and ACR 102 and ACR 103) or Consent of the Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAI: Integrated Laboratory, LEI: Integrated Lecture
ACR 208  (4 credit hours)  
Chillers  

Develops techniques for servicing, troubleshooting and performing preventive maintenance on high-pressure, low-pressure and absorption chilled water systems. Emphasizes electrical and safety. Covers proper tool and instrument use and practices for the efficient applications on chilled water systems used in commercial and industrial settings. Lecture/Lab: 4.0 credits (75 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: ACR 100 and ACR 102 and ACR 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 209  (4 credit hours)  
Manual N Commercial Load Calculation and Design  

Covers fundamentals needed to calculate heat gain and heat loss for commercial buildings. Introduces design conditions, solar heat gain, ventilation, internal heat gains, psychometrics and distribution systems for air conditioning and heating, thereby determining the correct size of equipment needed for different commercial buildings. Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 210  (3 credit hours)  
Ice Machines  

Introduces operation, checking, adjusting and troubleshooting commercial ice makers. Covers adjusting, checking, cleaning and troubleshooting commercial ice machines. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (ACR 100 and ACR 102) with a grade of C or greater.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 237  (5 credit hours)  
Building Controls I  

Develops techniques for servicing, troubleshooting, and performing necessary maintenance on modern building control system devices. Emphasizes electrical and mechanical safety. Covers equipment used in building control systems. Lecture/Lab: 5.0 credits (105 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: ACR 100 and (ACR 102 or comparable electrical course) and 10 semester credit hours of Building Controls Technician technical electives or consent of instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 238  (5 credit hours)  
Building Controls II  

Develops techniques for configuring, tuning and troubleshooting a networked building control system. Covers networked field equipment and central computer-controlled building control systems. Lecture/Lab: 5.0 credits (105 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ACR 237 or content of instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 250  (3 credit hours)  
Cooling and Dehumidification  

Explains working characteristics of air conditioning units with air and water cooled condensers. Covers line, low voltage and pneumatic controls. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (ACR 100 & ACR 101) with a grade of C or greater.
Co-requisite: ACR 251.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 251  (2 credit hours)  
Cooling and Dehumidification Lab  

Prepares the student for installing, servicing, and troubleshooting air conditioning systems with water and air cooled condensers and line and low voltage. Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (ACR 100 & ACR 101) with a grade of C or greater.
Co-requisite: ACR 250.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 260  (3 credit hours)  
Heating and Humidification  

Discusses principles of operation and application of heating systems from simple electric and fossil fuel furnaces through more complex systems such as oil burners, boilers, and hydronic systems. Concentrates on both line and control voltage circuitry pertaining to these systems. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ACR 102 &103 or EET 154 & 155 or ETT 112 & 113 or IMT 110 & 111 or consent from the instructor.
Co-requisite: ACR 262.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 262  (2 credit hours)  
Heating and Humidification Lab  

Provides lab time for application of troubleshooting, checking, adjusting, and installing heating units currently in use. Laboratory 2.0 credits (60 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: ACR 102 &103 or EET 154 & 155 or ETT 112 & 113 or IMT 110 & 111 or consent from the instructor.
Co-requisite: ACR 260.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 270  (3 credit hours)  
Heat Pump Application  

Explains reverse cycle heating systems, defrost cycles, reversing valves, and auxiliary heating. Concentrates on line and control voltage circuitry pertaining to these units. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: [(ACR 100 and ACR 102) with a grade of C or greater] or Permission of Instructor.
Co-requisite: ACR 271.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 271  (2 credit hours)  
Heat Pump Application Lab  

Provides for application of troubleshooting, checking, adjusting, and installing reverse cycle units. Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: [(ACR 100 and ACR 102) with a grade of C or greater] or Permission of Instructor.
Co-requisite: ACR 270.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 290  (3 credit hours)  
Journeyman Preparation  

Includes lectures, discussions, and presentations pertaining to the proper application of HVAC codes. Prepares the student to pass the Kentucky Journeyman HVAC licensing exam. (This class should be taken at the end of the program.) Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
ACR 291  (1 credit hours)  
Special Problems I  

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Permission of Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 293  (2 credit hours)  
Special Problems II  

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Permission of Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 295  (3 credit hours)  
Special Problems III  

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Laboratory: 3 credits (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Permission of Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
ACR 298  (2 credit hours)  
Practicum  

Practicum provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's education objectives. Students participating in Practicum do not receive compensation. Practicum: 2 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Permission of the Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: PCM: Practicum
ACR 299  (2 credit hours)  
Cooperative Education Program  

Co-op provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's educational objectives. Students participating in the Cooperative Education program receive compensation for their work. Co-op: 2 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Permission of the Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: COP: Co-op