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Trade Tools and Test Instruments (HVAC 1020)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 1
Lab Credits: 1

Description: This course covers specialty hand tools and power equipment used by HVACR technicians and electricians. Use and maintenance of various test instruments to diagnose and repair commercial and residential HVACR equipment will also be covered. Instruments used to perform electrical work will be covered as well. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. Shop Safety
2. Basic hand tools
3. Power tools and equipment
4. Refrigerant Recovery
5. Refrigerant Leak detection
6. Evacuation and refrigerant charging equipment

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate safe shop procedures
2. Properly identify and use hand tools
3. Properly use power tools
4. Properly recover refrigerant
5. Successfully locate refrigerant leaks
6. Properly evacuate and recharge a refrigeration system

Prerequisites:  Placement into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051