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CAT 1601 Building Electric & Controls

An introduction to building electrical and control systems for HVAC technicians. Includes AC/DC circuits, single phase and three phase motors and motor control, HVAC equipment control, wiring techniques, control components including sequencers, and an introduction to building pneumatic and DDC control. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Construction Management Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Apply Ohm’s law, measure voltage, amperage, and capacitance
  • Identify various control components and be able to correctly test and wire
  • Perform a load assessment, select and size wiring and control components
  • Be able to connect and calibrate pneumatic and electronic devices

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4