Building & Energy Systems Professional

The Building & Energy Systems Professional program offers students various coursework that give a broad overview of the energy conservation industry maintains a strong emphasis in employment preparation. A variety of cross-disciplinary courses are available in Energy Systems, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Architecture, Computer Information Systems, and Building Inspection Technology. Core and elective courses are offered to support a concentration on industry specialties that allow students to earn stackable certificates and build on their career skill-set. Student have the option to focus on particular energy sectors by choosing from various depths of study including: Solar Systems, Building Control Systems, Building Operator, Advanced Lighting Systems, and/or Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Technician. Completed coursework in this program provides students with a technical background that can lead to multiple industry-recognized credentials and careers as an Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, ZNE Technician, Green HVAC Technician, Facility Management, Construction Management, and Solar Residential Technician.

Advisors: 

George Brown
gjbrown@collegeofthedesert.edu
(760) 568-3238 

Ramiro Galicia
rgalicia@collegeofthedesert.edu
(760) 674-7833 

Energy Systems Technology (ESYS)

ESYS 001  Energy Generation & Distribution Industry Units: 3

An overview of our current power generation infrastructure, methods of power generation and potential employment opportunities will be examined in this course. These areas will be supported by the fundamentals of the power industry including; safety practices, power industry economics and the future of the power industry. An introduction to electrical and construction calculation will be applied to electricity. Hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, material handling and basic rigging will form the basis of knowledge for entering into the power industry.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 004 or MATH 060 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 002  Electricity & Electrical Theory Units: 3

This course provides a solid foundation of the theory behind electricity, electrical circuits, circuit components, electrical test equipment and safe practices when working with electricity. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 and MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 003  Energy Systems Technology Units: 3

This course will explore various methods of power generation with an emphasis on renewable energy technologies. Students will take a hands on approach in the examination of the rankin cycle, steam generation, gas turbine operation, biofuel production, geoexchange systems, solar power production, wind power production and hydro-power production. Students will engage in discussion regarding cost effectiveness, viability and practicality of each of these technologies. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ESYS 004 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 004  Industrial Calculations Units: 3

This contextualized math course provides Career and Technical Education (CTE) specific applications of basic math skills. It is intended for CTE students seeking a certificate. Topics include adding, subracting, multiplying, and dividing rational numbers, percentages, ratios and proportions measurement,and career applications.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 005  Zero Net Energy Building Science Units: 4

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Building Science includes an overview of many progressive measures that improve the energy performance of buildings. Studies focus on architectural design of building, construction methodology, green HVAC systems, renewable energy systems and the terminology used in the ZNE Industry. A survey of projects, policies and programs driving ZNE performance in residential and non-residential buildings will be studied.
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 004 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 006  Fundamentals of Building Commissioning Units: 3

Building Commissioning (Cx) is the process of verifying that a building's systems operate as intended. Commissioning Technicians (CxT) and Commissioning Agents (CxA) work in a team environment, coordinating directly with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and the building owner to oversee, examine, and verify that the building systems are designed, installed, and tested according to the project's design specifications. This introductory course focuses on how the building commissioning process is applied to new and existing buildings. Students will learn the fundamentals of the commissioning process through each step of a construction project - from predesign to occupancy and operations.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR-090 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: ESYS 004, ACR 075, & ARCH 011
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 011  Residential Solar Surveying and Planning Industry Units: 3

This course is for students engaged or interested in a solar-related field who need to expand their knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics (PV). The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to workas site planning technicians or solar sales advisers.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 011L  Solar Site Planning Project Lab Industry Units: 1

This course provides training in applying the principles and techniques of solar surveying and planning to residential building projects. This project-based workshop supports lectures from ESYS 011 by providing students a hands-on approach surveying multiple buildings and making energy recommendations based on current California's energy code.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 18          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 011
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 012  Residential Solar Installation Industry Units: 4

This entry-level course is for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaic (PV) systems and obtain or furthering a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, techniques, and functions of the PV systems will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components. Discussion and instruction will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn an industry-recognized credential. Installation practices will be aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Per NABCEP website, "The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition." Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 021  Residential Energy Modeling Units: 3

This course is for students interested in a career in the building energy consulting industry. Energy consultants select the energy systems, documents, and verify energy code is being met. Energy consultants work in a team environment, coordinating directly with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and the building owners to oversee, and examine multiple pathways to achieve the energy goals set by the owners. The student will model the building with alternative wall systems, roofs, window, and energy systems to meet the owner?s energy goals. The student will receive comprehensive training in energy analysis software programs that may be used to document compliance with CA Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6), ASHRAE 90.1 Standards, HERS energy rating systems as well as residential and nonresidential Green Building rating systems, such as GreenPoint Rated and LEED.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BIT 024
Advisory: ACR 075, ARCH 011, ESYS 004, & ESYS 005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 022  Residential Energy Modeling Design Project Units: 2

This course provides training in applying the principle techniques of energy modeling software to residential buildings. Students with a major or interest in architecture, drafting, landscape design, energy engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or environmental engineering will select specialized projects, with the approval of their professor, to model energy usage using Californian Energy Commission approved software.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ESYS 021
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 033  Residential House Electrical Wiring Units: 3

This course will focus on safely wiring a single-family dwelling as per the National Electrical Code using laboratory mock-up walls: Lighting and appliance branch circuits, special purpose outlets, service-entrance calculations, and grounding; project estimating and pricing.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 002 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 034  Lighting Efficiency Technology Industry Units: 3

This course will review the current technology in energy efficient lighting controls and systems; the latest advances in lamp, ballast, luminaire and control technologies, as well as recent developments in energy legislation.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 035  Advanced Lighting Controls Units: 3

This course will focus on advanced lighting controls with a specific application in the lighting industry and efficiency of: automatic controls, switches and dimmers, sensors and LED lighting sources, outdoor lighting, daylighting and energy efficiency for residential and commercial buildings, and use of data to apply the Title 24 requirements, for Acceptance Test Technician qualification. The certificates will provide a comprehension knowledge base for students pursuing the Acceptance Lighting Controls credential.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 002 & ESYS 005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 095A  Energy Systems Technology Work Experience Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all work experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose jobs are directly related to energy systems technology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311A  Module 1 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning Units: 0

This course is Module 1 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311B  Module 2 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning Units: 0

This course is Module 2 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 311A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311C  Module 3 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning Units: 0

This course is Module 3 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 311B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311D  Solar Site Planning Project Units: 0

This course provides training in applying the principles and techniques of solar surveying and planning to residential building projects. This project-based workshop supports lectures from ESYS 311 A, B, C by providing students a hands-on approach surveying multiple buildings and making energy recommendations based on current California's energy code.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C & ESYS 311E
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311E  Introduction to Energy Storage Units: 0

This course provides a broad overview of electric energy storage technologies, benefits, economics, California policies and a discussion of energy storage in microgrid systems. This course addresses students considering a career in the advanced energy industry or want to know how energy storage fits into energy and solar industry. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 312A  Module 1 Residential Solar Installation Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 1 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). null The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competencyof practitioners.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 312B  Module 2 Residential Solar Installation Management Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 2 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). null The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 312A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 312C  Module 3 Residential Solar Installation Management Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 3 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). null The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 312B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

Air Conditioning/HVAC (ACR)

ACR 060  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I Units: 3

This course is a basic study of the theory of thermodynamics and heat transfer as applied to mechanical vapor compression refrigeration cycle and system components. Classes include lectures with practical demonstrations and hands-on experience including laboratory projects demonstrate heat transfer theories and vapor compression mechanical system cycle components and accessories. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 061  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II Units: 3

Basic types of compressors are introduced. This course covers operation of condensers within the refrigeration system. Basic evaporation process is studied. Metering devices are included with an emphasis on the specifics of modulating and fixed orifice controls. Laboratory experience provides the student an opportunity to practice the methods and techniques presented in the classroom.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR 060
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 064  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I Units: 3

This course introduces basic theory of electricity and electronics, skills needed to install and service electrical circuits of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Also, components and symbols, wiring diagrams and wiring diagram exercises are included. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 065  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II Units: 3

This course introduces the procedures, techniques and instruments utilized for troubleshooting the motors, circuitry and control elements for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Variations in control systems, including solid state, are described and analyzed.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR 064
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 075  HVACR Systems Design Units: 3

Presents current industry practices for quality installation and design of residential air distribution systems as well as calculating heating and cooling loads to properly select air conditioning and heating systems.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 076  Facilities Maintenance - Chillers Units: 3

Presents current industry practices in maintaining chilled water, hot water, steam, cooling towers, pumps and energy management for central station systems. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR 060 or concurrent enrollment
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 077  Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR Units: 3

Presents current industry practices for auditing energy losses in residential and light commercial buildings. Methods of conserving energy and sustaining natural resources are presented. Blower door diagnostics are featured. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 078  Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management Units: 3

Presents current industry practices for recovery, reclamation, recycling and retrofitting. Emphasis is on safe use and management of common refrigerants as well as efficient use of pressure and temperature measurement to determine system operating parameters.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 080  Gas Heating Units: 3

This course presents the basic principles of gas-fired furnaces. Students are introduced to gas heating, gas combustion, gas burners, gas ignition systems, safety and operating controls, installation practices, ventilation, venting, combustion air and gas troubleshooting. Emphasis is on service and maintenance of residential gas furnaces.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR-064 or concurrent enrollment
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 083  All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems Units: 3

Presents current industry practices for year-round conditioned air including air to air heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, water source heat pumps, electric heat and fuel oil heating.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR-060 and/or ACR-064
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 084  Boiler & Hydronic Heating Units: 3

This course includes lectures and laboratory projects involving the design, assembly, and operation of hot water boilers, hot water piping distribution (hydronic), and associated controls and control valves. Included in the course content is the proper use of the related tools and safety. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 090  Building Automation Fundamentals Units: 3

Basics of commercial HVAC control theory as it applies to electric, pneumatic, and digital control systems. Principles of chiller plant operation, air distribution, variable air volume(VAV), constant air systems, and multizone systems are discussed. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 091  Advanced Building Control Networks Units: 3

Building Control Network implementations and protocol standards including web based applications, Building Automation and Control Networks (BACnet), local operating network(LonTalk), and proprietary Zero Net Energy (ZNE) monitoring systems will be introduced. BACnet is a communications protocol for building automation and control networks. It is an ASHRAE, ANSI, and ISO 16484-5 standard [1] protocol. LonTalk is a networking platform specifically created to address the needs of control applications. Routers, installation, and troubleshooting will also be studied.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR 090 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 092  Advanced Building Automation Networks and Programming Units: 3

Programming HVAC direct digital controllers using line (text) programming, icon based programming, and template programming. Stresses good programming practices including complete program documentation.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR 090 & CIS 010
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 095A  Air Conditioning Refrigeration Work Experience Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all WE units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Air Conditioning/HVAC.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 378A  Introduction to Refrigerants Management Units: 0

This course is module 1 of 3. This course is designed for both the novice and existing workforce to understand the basic terms as they apply to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws. This course also covers the basic refrigeration process and how to apply these principles to a refrigeration system.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 378B  Recovery and Evacuation Practices in Refrigerant Management Units: 0

This course is module 2 of 3. This course is designed for both the novice and existing workforce to understand the proper recovery and evacuation processes necessary to meet EPA 608 standards.
Lecture Hours: 6         Lab Hours: 12          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 378C  EPA-608 Preparation for Refrigerant Management Units: 0

This course is the final module (3 of 3) Completion and for the proper system preparation and system charging Certificate of Completion. The course is designed for both the novice and existing workforce to prepare for the EPA-608 refrigerant handling license, which is a proctored exam. EPA-608 exam and materials fees are required of each student that successfully completes this course for the EPA-608 industry certification.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 9          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACR 378A & ACR 378B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 378D  System Performance and Charging Procedures Units: 0

This course is designed for to teach students how to properly prepare and charge an air conditioning system to meet or exceed industry standards and Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) laws.
Lecture Hours: 6         Lab Hours: 12          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACR 378B & ACR-378C or EPA-608 Universal License
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 378E  Study of Air Properties & Human Comfort Units: 0

The course is designed to teach students how to understand air properties and how they affect human comfort. Students will learn how to work with and understand the process of plotting a psychrometric diagram and use it in system charging and economizer setup.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 9          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACR 378A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ACR 378F  Indoor Air Quality & Economizers Units: 0

The course is designed to teach students how to properly diagnose and repair economizers. This course will also cover replacement, installation, and setup of economizers.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 9          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACR 378A & ACR 378E
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None