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HVA 1221 Heating Systems

Introduction to the basic concepts of all heating systems found in light commercial applications for the experienced and inexperienced in HVAC. A comprehensive presentation of HVAC systems, including rooftop packaged systems, heat pumps, packaged low-pressure boiler systems, and packaged unitary heaters. Includes low-pressure hot water and steam generation, including the fundamentals of heat generation in water-based heating systems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: DEV 0015 


  • Explain the combustion process.
  • Describe the different types of water treatment and when and where they are used.
  • Describe the proper application and safe use of various fuel sources.
  • Describe the proper use of fuel economizers.
  • Describe the sequence of operation in basic systems.
  • Identify different types of boilers.
  • Explain the concept of radiant heating.
  • Discussions and examples of good and proper customer service addressing ethical issues within the business.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2