REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING COURSES (REACT)

REACT 110 - INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION

This course studies the fundamentals of the refrigeration system. Emphasis is on operation of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, metering device, brazing refrigerant lines, system installation techniques, and refrigerant evacuation, recovery, and charging techniques. The course is also designed to prepare students to take the Environmental Protection Agency Exams (EPA- 608).

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 112 - RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING

Prerequisite: REACT 110 and REACT 118 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment or departmental approval. This course is a continuation of REACT 110 and covers more depth of the refrigeration system in residential air conditioning systems. It also covers basic cycle controls, refrigerant characteristics, piping, installation procedures, and accessories, troubleshooting and repairing residential air conditioning systems.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 118 - ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R

Prerequisite: REACT 110 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment or department approval. This course studies the principles of electricity as it applies to air conditioning and refrigeration. Emphasis is on wiring diagram symbols, proper use of electric multi-meters, alternating current fundamentals, direct current fundamentals, and single-phase motor theory.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 119 - SHEET METAL FOR HVAC/R

Prerequisite: REACT 110, with a grade of "C" or better; or concurrent enrollment; or department approval. In this course, the student will learn the principles of sheet metal as it applies to air conditioning and refrigeration.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 120 - RESIDENTIAL FURNACES.

Prerequisite: REACT 118, with a grade of “C” or better, or concurrent enrollment; or department approval. This course develops the skills needed for the basic installation of furnaces and to understand basic wiring diagrams and sequences of operation. This course also includes hands-on experience in installing, troubleshooting, and repairing of residential forced air furnaces.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 121 - HEAT PUMPS AND GEOTHERMAL

Prerequisite: REACT 112 and REACT 120 with a grade of "C" or better. This course develops the skills needed for hands-on experience in servicing and repairing heat pumps, geothermal systems, and electric air handlers.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 122 - RESIDENTIAL HYDRONIC SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: REACT 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course develops the skills needed to understand wiring diagrams, piping diagrams, sequence of operation, and hands-on experience in repairing of residential hydronic systems.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 130 - LIGHT COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION

Prerequisite: REACT 112 with a grade of "C" or better. This course includes the study of equipment that is used in medium and low temperature applications. Special attention is given to sizing systems, metering devices, controls, electrical schematics and troubleshooting.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 131 - COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION AND ICE MACHINES

Prerequisite: REACT 130 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment. This course covers electrical installation diagrams and electrical wiring diagrams. Emphases are placed on the use and reading of schematics of ice machines, reach-in coolers, walk-in coolers, reach-in freezers, walk-in freezers, and supermarket refrigeration systems.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 139 - RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION

Prerequisite: REACT 110, REACT 118, REACT 119, and REACT 120 with a "C" or better or concurrent enrollment. This course will require the student to install residential heating and cooling systems that comply with manufacturing specifications and meet municipal code.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 141 - TOPICS IN HVAC/R INDUSTRY

Prerequisite: Departmental approval. This course delves into specific topics of the HVAC/R industry. The topics will be dealing with the most up to date changes and effects on the industry.

1 to 5 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 - 5 Laboratory Hours: 0

REACT 211 - RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN I

Prerequisite: ARCTK 119 with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval. This course includes an introduction to psychometric charts, air flow, air distribution, the selection and sizing of equipment and room airflow requirements. With the primary focus on residential heat load and heat gain calculations.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

REACT 213 - RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN II

Prerequisite: REACT 211 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of REACT 211. The student will learn to design residential heating, cooling, and forced air duct systems, supply diffuser sizes, and return grill sizes based on a residential dwelling heat loss/gain capacity.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

REACT 219 - DUCT FABRICATION

Prerequisite: REACT 119 with a grade of "C" or better. In this course, students will gain skills in creating sheet metal developments that will be formed to make transitions in heating and cooling systems. Manufacturer's installation specifications will be followed as students learn to design and build solutions that result in a safe and properly functioning residential heating and/or cooling system.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 220 - BALANCING AND TESTING HVAC SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: REACT 122 with a grade of “C” or better, or concurrent enrollment, or department approval. In this course, the student will learn the process of commissioning hydronic and forced air HVAC systems for residential and light commercial structures.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 3

REACT 237 - OCCUPATION INTERNSHIP I

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course will provide the student majoring in Refrigeration, Heating and Air-Conditioning and/or Home Performance Technology with valuable on-the-job training working with service technicians, engineers, and/or energy auditors.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 5

REACT 238 - OCCUPATION INTERNSHIP II

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course will provide the student majoring in Refrigeration, Heating and Air-Conditioning and/or Home Performance Technology with valuable on-the-job training working with service technicians, engineers, and/or energy auditors.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 5