# DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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```							                         DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COURSE SYLLABUS
2/18/2010

Campus:      Owens
Department:      Refrigeration
Course Number and Title: ACR101 HVAC Electricity
Instructor Name: ___________ Telephone: ____________ E-mail: ______________
Pre-Requisites: RDG005 or ESL032, ENG005 or ESL034, MAT005
Co-Requisites:       None
Course Credit and Hours: 5:4:4
Course Description:
This course is designed to familiarize the student with electric fundamentals as applied to heating,
ventilating, and air conditioning. It will cover basic circuits, Ohm's Law, meters, motor theory, and
circuit control. Emphasis will be placed on wiring components and reading schematics. Hands-on
training will be provided with emphasis placed on mastery of skills

Text: Electricity For Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning, 6th Edition
Russell E. Smith, Delmar Publishers

Materials: Calculator

Method of Instruction: Campus classroom hands on instruction

Manuals: None

Disclaimer: None

CORE COURSE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

The student will be able to:

1. Determine the electrical characteristics of series and parallel circuits. (PGC3) (CCC7)
2. Explain the values of watts, ohms, volts, and amps. (PGC3) (CCC7)
3. Explain the operating characteristics of analog and digital meters. (PGC3) (CCC7)
4. Explain alternating-current circuit characteristics. (PGC3) (CCC7)
5. Explain power sources, electrical loads and switches. (PGC3) (CCC7)
6. Examine electrical circuits to determine operational sequence. (PGC2) (CCC2)
7. Explain the operation and application of single-phase motors. (PGC3) (CCC7)
8. Examine starting components associated with single-phase motors. (PGC3) (CCC2)
9. Describe the various types of motor protection. (PGC3) (CCC2)
10. Discuss capacitor principles and applications. (PGC3) (CCC7)
11. Demonstrate ability to properly work with electrical components. (PGC2) (CCC4)
12. Demonstrate ability to work with electrical schematics. (PGC2) (CCC4)
13. Use electrical testing instruments. (PGC6) (CCC2)
14. Troubleshoot common electrical malfunctions. (PGC3) (CCC2)
15. Predict the sequence of operation from an electrical schematic. (PGC2) (CCC5)
16. Wire split-phase motors with appropriate starting components. (PGC3) (CCC4)
Measurable Performance Objectives:

1. Determine the electrical characteristics of series and parallel circuits.
1.1 Discuss atomic theory and its relationship to electron flow.
1.2 Discuss electrical potential, current flow, and resistance.
1.3 Discuss the characteristics of series and parallel circuits.
2. Explain the values of watts, ohms, volts, and amps.
2.1 Define watts, ohms, volts, and amps.
2.2 Calculate voltage, current, and resistance using ohms law.
3. Explain the operating characteristics of analog and digital meters.
3.1 Discuss the safe and proper use of the volt, ohm, and ammeter.
3.2 Identify opens, shorts, continuity and a measurable resistance.
4. Explain alternating current circuit characteristics.
4.1 Discuss the difference between direct current and alternating current circuits.
4.2 Discuss how alternating current is produced.
4.3 Identify the common residential voltages.
4.4 Discuss the difference between single phase and three phase power.
4.5 Explain inductance, reactance, and impedance.
5. Explain power sources, electrical loads and switches.
5.1 Identify the symbols for relays, loads, and switching devices.
5.2 Discuss the function and operational characteristics of each component.
5.3 Discuss the function of step-up and step-down transformers.
5.4 Discuss the operation and function of a relay and contactor.
6. Examine electrical circuits to determine operational sequence.
6.1 Break circuits down into simple series circuits and explain what controls each load.
6.2 Locate loads and the switches that control them
6.3 Identify voltage requirements of each load
7. Explain the operation and application of single-phase motors.
7.1 Discuss types of single-phase motors and the method they use to develop starting torque.
7.2 Discuss the basic operation and components of a motor.
8. Examine starting components associated with single-phase motors.
8.1 Identify the common, start, and run terminals of a single-phase compressor.
8.2 Describe operational characteristics and wire current and potential relays.
8.3 Describe the purpose of starting and running capacitors.
8.4 Demonstrate the ability to wire current and potential relays
9. Describe the various types of motor protection.
9.1 Discuss the different types of overload devices and their application.
10. Discuss capacitor principles and applications.
10.1 Diagnose the condition of any capacitor and using capacitor rules, be able to
10.2 Substitute a capacitor if a direct replacement is not available.
11. Demonstrate ability to properly work with electrical components.
11.1 Discuss terminology related to electrical components and wiring used for residential application.
11.2 Identify wire size as it related to the National Electric Code
11.3 Wire electrical switches, lights, and receptacles in accordance with the National Electric Code.
12. Demonstrate ability to work with electrical schematics.
12.1 Wire series and parallel circuits to include line and low voltage components,multi-function relays,
switches, and multiple loads from a electrical schematic.

13. Use electrical testing instruments.
13.1 Interpret the voltage readings on digital and analog multi-meters.
14. Troubleshoot common electrical malfunctions.
14.1 Use an electrical multi-meter to find electrical malfunctions.
15. Predict the sequence of operation from an electrical schematic.
15.1 Discuss the sequence of operation of a typical electrical schematic.
16. Wire split-phase motors with appropriate starting components.
16.1 Wire a capacitor-start split phase motor with a current relay.
16.2 Wire a capacitor-start-capacitor run motor with a potential relay.

Evaluation Criteria:

Students will demonstrate proficiency on all measurable performance objectives at least to the 75%
level. Mastery of the measurable performance objectives will be assessed through written
competency testing.

Unit Competency Tests
Unit competency tests count for 50% of the final grade. If a student receives a grade of 74% or lower,
he or she must retake the competency test to receive credit for that competency. Only one retake will
be offered. On retaken competency tests, a maximum score of 75% will be given for calculation
purposes.

Quizzes
Quizzes count for 25% of the final grade. Quiz make-ups will require instructor approval based on an
excused absence.

Lab
Lab Objectives count for 25% of the final grade.

A = 92 - 100 ......    Student meets the measurable objectives in an outstanding manner.

B = 83 - 91 .......    Student meets the measurable objectives in an above average manner.

C = 75 - 82 .......    Student meets the measurable objectives.

R = below 75 ......    Student has not met the measurable objectives and must repeat the course.

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on Academic Standing Policy,
Academic Honesty Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities and other policies relevant to their

Attendance: Regular attendance is strongly encouraged.

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