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									                                              COURSE OUTLINE

                                                OXNARD COLLEGE

I.   COURSE IDENTIFICATION AND JUSTIFICATION:


     A. PROPOSED COURSE ID:            AC R021L               BANNER TITLE: Electrical Systems II Lab
        DESCRIPTIVE TITLE:             Electrical Systems II Lab
         PREVIOUS COURSE ID:                                  BANNER TITLE:
         DESCRIPTIVE TITLE:
     B. REASON(S) COURSE IS OFFERED:
        This is one of the 10 required courses for a certificate in Air Conditioning. It covers additional practice in
        reading wiring diagrams and following actual system wiring, creating wiring diagrams from actual wired
        systems, and using these wiring diagrams for troubleshooting electrical problems.
     C. REASON(S) FOR CURRENT OUTLINE REVISION:
        Previous course outline is more than five years old. Prerequisite course is removed. Catalog description
        is updated.

II. CATALOG INFORMATION:


     A. UNITS:                    2
     B. MEETING HOURS:            LECTURE          1    / LAB       3    / OTHER         0    / HOURS PER WEEK


     C. PREREQUISITES, COREQUISITES, ADVISORIES, AND LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT:


         1.   PREREQUISITES:                       None
         2.   COREQUISITES:                        None
         3.   ADVISORIES:                          None
         4.   LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT:           None
     D. CATALOG DESCRIPTION:


         tThis course develops additional competency in the hands-on troubleshooting of mechanical problems in
         air conditioning and refrigeration systems through an understanding of the operating principles for
         electrical wiring systems used in air conditioning and refrigeration installations. It is recommended for
         persons who want to continue their development of electrical troubleshooting job skills in the air
         conditioning, heating and refrigeration industry through practice on live equipment. Together with the
         introductory electrical lab course (AC R020L), this course targets the service technician who wishes to
         develop a higher skill level in reading wiring diagrams, identifying electrical components, and electrical
         troubleshooting and repair skills. It is also applicable for students wishing to enter the industry in the
         capacity of installer, sales representative, maintenance technician, or designer.
     E. SCHEDULE DESCRIPTION:


         Develops additional competency in the hands-on troubleshooting of mechanical problems in air
         conditioning and refrigeration systems through an understanding of the operating principles for electrical
         wiring systems used in air conditioning and refrigeration installations.
     F. FEES:                     $      None


     G. FIELD TRIPS:              WILL           / MAY       x    / WILL NOT              / BE REQUIRED.
   H. REPEATABILITY:            MAY BE TAKEN: 1          x    / 2           / 3         / 4          / TIME(S).
                                (Most degree-applicable courses with a lecture component may be taken only once.)

   I.   CREDIT BASIS:           LTR       x    / CR-NC              / STUDENT OPT             / NON-CRD                 /
   J. CREDIT BY EXAM:           PETITIONS: MAY BE GRANTED               x    / WILL NOT BE GRANTED                  /
   K. CO-LISTED AS:             None


III. COURSE OBJECTIVES:


   UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO PERFORM
   THE FOLLOWING WITH INCREASED EASE, FACILITY, AND COMPETENCY:
   A. Using a Volt-Ohm meter, locate and repair electrical failures on all types of refrigeration and air
      conditioning systems.
IV. COURSE CONTENT:


   TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
   A. Applied Electricity
      1. Circuits
      2. Measurement of voltage, resistance, current, capacitance
   B. Circuits
      1. On-off compressor control
      2. Line voltage and control voltage thermostats
      3. Pump-down controls
      4. Defrost controls
      5. Fan cycling
      6. Oil protection controls
      7. Pumps and cooling tower controls
   C. VOM and Ammeter
      1. Testing for open circuits
      2. Testing for short circuits
      3. Testing for ground conditions.
      4. Testing components
V. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
   Classroom lecture, including equipment demonstrations followed by the student actually performing these
   procedures and electrical troubleshooting in the lab course.
   A. Frequent quizzes and practice problems are used to stimulate student discussion.
   B. Class discussion, including problems encountered by students in the lab are encouraged.
   C. Lab manual exercises.
VI. METHODS OF EVALUATION AND ASSIGNMENTS:
   A. METHODS OF EVALUATION FOR DEGREE-APPLICABLE COURSES:


      WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS                                                                             x    /
      PROBLEM-SOLVING ASSIGNMENTS                                                                     x    /
      PHYSICAL SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS                                                                  X    /
      FOR ANY COURSE, IF “WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS” ABOVE IS NOT CHECKED, EXPLAIN WHY.
      Not applicable.
   B. TYPICAL GRADED ASSIGNMENTS (METHODS OF EVALUATION):


      1. Students are graded on homework, lab assignments, tests, and attendance.
      2. Homework assignments are assigned from the book. Textbook assignments include reading and end-
         of-chapter questions.
      3. Homework problems are given to complement the material covered in the lecture. These would
         include predicting correct voltage readings across each electrical component for various types of
         electrical control systems.
   C. TYPICAL OUTSIDE OF CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS:


      1. READING:
          Students are asked to read the chapter assigned in order to understand more thoroughly the concepts
          presented in the class.
      2. WRITING:
          Students complete written homework that consists of end-of-chapter questions, and solving problems
          presented during the class.
      3. OTHER:
VII. TEXTBOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:


   A. TEXTBOOK(S); LATEST EDITION OF:
       1. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration for the Professional by Robert Chatenever
   B. OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:
       1. Lab manual


VIII. DISCIPLINE ASSIGNMENT:


    Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating




                                                                                         Version/Date: DOC/8 May 2002

								
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