HVACR Course Descriptions

HVAC 313 HVAC Control Theory and Applications
The study of control loop theory related to commercial and industrial comfort, process and safety applications. The course focuses on analog electronic and pneumatic control components and their systems used in new and existing installations. (3 credit hours)

HVAC 314 HVAC Control Theory And Applications-Laboratory
This course is the laboratory component that is packaged with the HVAC 313 online course above. Lab exercises concentrate on control system operation and analysis. This course provides you with a hands-on competency experience and requires your attendance on the FSU campus in Big Rapids, Michigan for three days following the HVAC 333 two-day lab. (1 credit hour)

HVAC 333 HVAC Secondary Equipment Selection and Design-Laboratory
This course is the laboratory component that is packaged with the HVAC 332 online course above. This course provides you with a hands-on competency experience and requires your attendance on the FSU campus in Big Rapids, Michigan for two days. (1 credit hour)

HVAC 332 Secondary Equipment Selection and Design
A study of water and air systems used in commercial and industrial buildings. Course emphasizes system design, equipment and component selection and selected problems and solutions. Instrumentation, testing and balancing will be emphasized for optimum energy conservation and maximum comfort. (4 credit hours)

HVAC 342 Load Calculations and Energy Code
This is an examination of the layout and design of energy efficient combination systems (heating and cooling) found in commercial and industrial buildings. Complete heat loss and heat gain calculations will be performed both manually and through currently available computer software. Energy estimating methods will be studied and an analysis of an actual building conducted. State of the art equipment will be selected for maximum energy efficiency. Current federal, state and local codes and standards (as set forth by ASHRAE) will be examined as they apply to HVAC systems. (3 credit hours)

HVAC 415 HVAC Digital Control Systems
This course is the study of digital electronic control of HVAC mechanical systems to maximize their operating efficiency in commercial and industrial applications. The layout, programming, and operation of the building management systems are emphasized. (4 credit hours)

HVAC 451 Energy Analysis and Audit
This course is a survey of utility rate structures, billing energy consumption and energy profiling of commercial and industrial buildings. On-site audit projects will report on recommendations to building envelopes, HVACR systems and control systems with regard to payback. Oral and written presentations are required in this senior project course. (5 credit hours)

HVAC 462 Primary HVAC Selection
This course is the layout of state-of-the-art equipment and systems for commercial and industrial buildings. Emphasis is placed upon appropriate alternate energy sources with cost analysis and paybacks being performed. (4 credit hours)

HVAC 499 Systems and Energy Analysis
Given building architectural plans, appropriate software, codes and standards and owner's requirements, students will select appropriate HVAC systems, conduct economic analysis, design systems and produce working drawings, specifications and control sequences for evaluation. (5 credit hours)