Course Descriptions

Energy Control

Energy Control

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Course Descriptions for Associate of Applied Science

ECT 1123 Basic Electrical Circuits
This course will allow students to identify basic types of electrical circuits and controls. Students should be able to identify, discuss and differentiate between standard electrical diagrams and ladder diagrams. Students will study safe working practices around electrical circuits and controls. (F, S)

ECT 1133 Basic Electrical Circuits Lab
The practical application will include the construction, operation and testing of selected circuits using a variety of test equipment. Students will demonstrate knowledge of proper safety, wiring, tool usage and meter usage while working on their projects. (F, S)

ECT 1144 Introduction to Air Conditioning Systems
This course will include the study of refrigeration and air conditioning units along with their application, circuits, controls refrigerant cycles and functions. Recovery, recycling procedures and code requirements will be covered. This course also includes service, repair, electrical wiring installation, and testing of both the electrical and mechanical systems and their controls. (F, S)

ECT 1213 Split Systems
This course will include the study of gas furnaces, electric air handlers and air conditioning systems along with application and types. Electrical and mechanical systems will be covered in detail. Proper electrical, gas, state health codes and plumbing codes will also be discussed. (F, S)

ECT 1223 Split Systems Lab
This course will include the practical installation practices of gas furnaces, electric air handlers and air conditioning systems along with application and types. Electrical and mechanical systems will be covered in detail. Proper electrical, gas, state health codes and plumbing codes will also be demonstrated. (F, S)

ECT 2234 Building Performance Analysis  
The practice of measuring the rate of infiltration and exfiltration in residential homes using blower door technology, conducting ductwork analysis using duct blasters, locating air leaks in the housing envelope, along with calculating carbon monoxide levels of combustion appliances.  Protecting a home or buildings from the elements, to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency.  (F, S)

ECT 1243 HVACR Code Class
This course will help enhance students understanding of the Arkansas Mechanical Code. The course will help guide students through the rules, regulations, and state health codes concerning the proper installation of residential and commercial mechanical systems. This course will also guide students through the proper installation regulations concerning supply and return air ductwork. This course will enhance students understanding of materials covered by the Arkansas HVACR Contractors Test. (F, S)

ECT 1313 EPA Certification
This course is designed to prepare students for the certification test, and contains the information a student needs to take the test. This course will cover the latest available information in maintaining, service, repair, or disposing of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants. (F,S)

ECT 1314 Residential Heat Pump Systems
The course will include the study of residential heat pumps along with their application and operation. The practical application will include the electrical wiring installation, service, repair and operation of residential type heat pump systems. Dual fuel applications will also be covered. (D)

ECT 2116 Refrigeration Systems
This course will include the study of supermarket type refrigeration equipment. Both low temperature and medium temperature systems will be covered. Refrigeration systems controls, components and applications will be discussed. The practical application will include electrical wiring installation, service, repair and operational check of systems with differing refrigerants. Recovery and recycle of refrigerants will also be performed. Students will demonstrate knowledge of system components and charging procedures. (F, S)

ECT 2133 Programmable Logic Controls
This course provides the student with the principles of the theory and operation of Programmable Logic Controls. Coursework includes communication, timers, sequencers, compare functions, inputs, outputs, and basic logic reasoning. This course will also provide the study of electronic circuits used for controlling machines and processes in industry, control circuits and basic plc operations. Emphasis will be placed on the operation and use of programmable logic controllers (PLC). Skills for troubleshooting these controls are developed through a number of designated class and lab experiments. (D)

ECT 2253 Heat Load Calculations
This course will introduce students to the procedures of calculating residential heat loads for comfort cooling. Students should learn the procedures for calculating individual loads that make up the total heat load. Procedures include proper use of multiplying correction tables and correctly sizing system components. (F, S)