Jan 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Industrial Electricity and Electronics

  
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    INEL 45115 - Advanced Fire Alarm Systems

    0.42 CR
    In specific situations, a fire alarm system must have additional redundancy built into the system. In addition to traditional wiring methods, Class A fire alarm systems have unique connections that will dictate installation methods. In this module, students will explore several aspects for installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining a Class A fire alarm system as well as the ancillary equipment controlled by fire alarm systems.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Interpret building plans, specifications, electric service, and electrical drawings.
    2. Discuss transformer theory and calculations Identify power distribution systems and their unique connection characteristics and connections.
    3. Determine appropriate transformer sizes for various projects.
    4. Identify common signaling systems and their appropriate application.
  
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    INEL 50010 - Electrical Control Wiring

    0.42 CR
    An electrician in an industrial setting is often called on to wire control panels and operator station panels on machines. There are many things that an electrician must know before beginning this task. For example, an electrician must be able to read and interpret electrical prints. An electrician must also be able to select and install terminal blocks in the panels. In addition, an electrician should be able to determine the number of wires that need to be run between the panels as well as what wire colors are needed. In this module, the student will learn how to do all of these things. Learning how to use an electrical print to determine these details will help the student when the student actually wires a circuit in the next module.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Draw, plan, and interpret electrical plans and symbols used in industrial control applications.
    2. Identify, size, and install electrical control equipment associated with industrial electrical installations in accordance with industry standards.
    3. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry-accepted test equipment.
    4. Interpret and use ladder and wiring diagrams, symbols, and schematics.
    5. Demonstrate and describe the use of relays, contactors, motor starters, and pilot devices in electrical control circuits.
  
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    INEL 50020 - Electrical Control Systems

    1 CR
    Wiring should be installed in an electrical panel in a neat and orderly manner, according to the electrical print. There are several practices that should be followed when installing wiring in an electrical panel that will help ensure safety and make the troubleshooting process much easier. In this module, the student will learn how to properly install control wiring in an electrical panel. The student will use the proper wire color coding within and between panels. In addition, the student will learn to properly terminate wires and how to correctly install wire numbers on the wires. The student will also learn how to keep the wiring inside a panel neat and organized.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Draw, plan, and interpret electrical plans and symbols used in industrial control applications.
    2. Identify, size, and install electrical control equipment associated with industrial electrical installations in accordance with industry standards.
    3. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry-accepted test equipment.
    4. Interpret and use ladder and wiring diagrams, symbols, and schematics.
    5. Demonstrate and describe the use of relays, contactors, motor starters, and pilot devices in electrical control circuits.
  
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    INEL 55010 - Using the Oscilloscope

    0.67 CR
    The student will learn how to construct AC and DC circuits and measure the voltage levels associated with these circuits using an Oscilloscope. These circuits will be designed by the students using resistors and capacitors to test their functionality.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55020 - Meters for Electronics

    0.33 CR
    In working with modern electronic circuits, it is necessary to use specialized electronic meters, such as a DMM (Digital Multimeters). In this module the student will learn the proper operation of this device when used in solid-state circuits.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55030 - Electronic Soldering

    0.25 CR
    An electrician must become familiar with electronic soldering. As an electrician, the student will be required to use different types of solder and soldering tools. This module will introduce the student to the vocabulary and techniques necessary for electronic soldering.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55040 - Soldering Printed Circuit Board

    0.25 CR
    This module will introduce the student to the PC boards and how to replace and/or repair them. Printed circuit or PC boards are very common in the electronics industry. They save troubleshooting time because they are very easy to replace. At times, replacement boards are not accessible.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55050 - Diodes

    0.25 CR
    The student will learn how diodes function, how they are constructed, and their uses in electronic circuits. The student will also learn how to test diodes while in a circuit and when they out of a circuit.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55060 - Power Supplies

    0.50 CR
    In industry, a variety of power supplies are used based on different industrial processes. The most common is when alternating current (AC) is changed to direct current (DC). There are also systems where direct current (DC) is changed to alternating current (AC). In this module, the student will learn how and why this and done what components are needed to build their own power supply.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55070 - Photo Devices

    0.33 CR
    Light sensitive devices are used in industry to convert light energy into electrical energy, electrical energy into light energy, and light energy into a variable resistance which is used to control electronic circuits. In this module, the student will learn about some of these light-sensitive devices and their applications.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55080 - Solid-State Devices

    0.83 CR
    In industry, solid-state devices such as transistors are used extensively. In this module, the student will learn about transistors and other types of semiconductors.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55090 - Electronic Timing

    0.33 CR
    While working on electrical equipment, the student will see many types of timing devices. In this module, the student will learn about basic electronic timing devices and how they function.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55100 - Amplifiers

    0.83 CR
    While working on electrical equipment, the student will see many types of amplifiers. In this module, the student will learn how amplifiers work and about their different operating characteristics.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55110 - Digital Logic Fundamentals

    0.50 CR
    As an electrician, the student will be working with and troubleshooting digital logic devices. In this module, the student will learn about digital logic and troubleshooting procedures for logic circuitry.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55120 - Digital Logic Applications

    0.42 CR
    In this module, the student will learn various types of digital logic circuitry through hands-on applications. The student will construct AND, OR, NOR, and XOR gates using a four-chip NAND gate.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55130 - Proximity Switching

    0.17 CR
    As an electrician, the student will be required to service equipment with proximity switches. In this module, the student will learn what proximity switches are, how they work, and where they are used.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55140 - Photoelectric Devices

    0.17 CR
    Photoelectric eyes are used extensively in industry for a number of different tasks such as sorting, counting, and the control of machine operations. In this module, the student will learn the various uses of photoelectric eyes in industry.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55150 - Fiber Optic Fundamentals

    0.33 CR
    Fiber optic devices are becoming more and more useful in industrial applications. These devices are used with photoelectric eyes and as interface cables for programmable logic controllers. This module will introduce the student to the theory and use of fiber optics.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 55160 - Fiber Optic Lab

    0.25 CR
    Fiber optic cables can be connected in various ways to several types of equipment in order to accomplish different interface jobs. This module will give the student some hands-on experience with fiber optic devices.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Create circuits using digital ICs and sensory electronic devices.
    2. Demonstrate proper use of tools/test equipment to analyze electronic components.
    3. Perform basic electronic component troubleshooting.
    4. Apply critical thinking in solving industrial electronic system problems.
    5. Perform electronics calculation.
    6. Design basic electronic circuits.
  
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    INEL 60010 - Introduction to Programmable Controllers

    0.25 CR
    The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is a microprocessor-based controller designed to provide easily programmed control of almost any type of process. Its development is very important because the PLC has done for production what the personal computer has done for the office. This module will teach the student how to design, program, and operate the PLC to control a number of process applications used by industries all over the world. The skills the student will learn are in high demand everywhere today. In this module, the student will learn about the basic operation of the PLC and how its programming language works.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 60020 - Basic PLC Programming

    0.50 CR
    In this module, the student will learn how to enter, edit, and store PLC programs using PLC software. The student will also learn about the PLC’s memory, how it is organized, and what types of numbering systems are commonly used with the PLC. All of these skills are important to be able to fully understand and operate the Allen-Bradley SLC 500.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 60030 - PLC Motor Control

    0.50 CR
    In the first three segments of this module, the student will learn how the PLC is programmed to control electric motor applications. To do this, the student will learn about the sixth logic element, which is memory. The programs and instructions the student will learn in this module are not limited to motor control but are fundamental to all PLC programs. The student will learn how to add comments to the PLC programs and how to copy and paste sections of the program.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 60040 - Discrete I/O Interfacing

    0.33 CR
    The ability of a PLC to interface to many types of input/output (I/O) devices and other controllers is one of its best advantages. Because there are many products to which the PLC must interface, there is not a standard method of wiring to these devices. Certain types of PLC I/O modules must be selected to work with certain kinds of I/O devices and the interface wiring can be different in each case. In this module, the student will learn how to interface a number of common I/O devices to the PLC and how to test this interfacing to make sure it is working.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 60050 - Introduction to PLC Troubleshooting

    0.33 CR
    As machines become more complex, troubleshooting malfunctions becomes more difficult. Today, troubleshooting is one of the most challenging skills for engineers and technicians alike. In this module, the student will begin the study of PLC troubleshooting. To do this the student will learn to use the troubleshooting feature of the 890-PEC Programmable Controller Training System, which allows the student to insert faults into the system. The student will also perform tests on the PLC components to learn where failures can occur and how to tell when a component is good or bad.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 60060 - PLC Systems Troubleshooting

    0.33 CR
    In this module, the student will learn a systematic method for troubleshooting the entire PLC system. This method will combine the troubleshooting skills for various PLC subsystems the student learned in the previous module with the processor troubleshooting skills the student will learn in Segment 1 of this module.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 65010 - Event Sequencing

    0.33 CR
    In this module, the student will learn how to design and interpret PLC programs that control the sequence of operations of entire machines. This is an important topic because most PLC programs perform a sequence of some kind.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 65020 - Application Development

    0.50 CR
    In this module, the student will learn a step-by-step technique that makes reading and designing event sequencing programs much easier.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 65030 - PLC Timer Instructions

    0.50 CR
    In this module, the student will learn about PLC timer instructions and their applications. PLC programs often use timers. An example is to sequence the events in a chemical mixing process.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 65040 - PLC Counter Instructions

    0.50 CR
    In this module, the student will learn how to use counter instructions, interface a BCD thumbwheel, and LED displays to the PLC. Counter instructions are important because they allow a PLC to keep track of production numbers, processing errors, formulations, as well as a variety of other functions. The BCD thumbnail switch is a manual input device that can be used by operators to control processes. The LED display is an output device that can be used to relay production information.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 65050 - Program Control Instructions

    0.50 CR
    In this module, the student will learn about program control instructions and the effect of these instructions on the PLC processor and I/O scan.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 65060 - Math Data Move Instructions

    0.58 CR
    In this module, the student will learn how to program a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) to calculate simple math equations using the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division functions. These equations will be used to calculate parts per hour, parts per day, and additional types of production data. Additionally, the student will learn how to transfer this data between the PLC and the LED using the Data Move instruction.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 67010 - Siemens® 300 Introduction to PLC’s

    0.50 CR
    The industrial electricity/electronics student will be introduced to the S7-300 hardware structure and the Step 7 basic optional software tools. The student will learn to install the software and configure preferences, configure the programming workstation and establish an S7 online connection.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve problems in manufacturing.
    2. Discuss the importance of standardization.
    3. Discuss the importance of training.
    4. Distinguish between design and manufacturing.
  
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    INEL 67020 - Siemens® 300 Basic PLC Programming

    0.50 CR
    The industrial electricity/electronic student will be introduced to Step 7 projects, libraries, and the Simatic Manage. The standard library will be reviewed and several examples of tasks will be presented.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve problems in manufacturing.
    2. Discuss the importance of standardization.
    3. Discuss the importance of training.
    4. Distinguish between design and manufacturing.
  
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    INEL 67030 - Siemens® 300 PLC Motor Controls

    0.50 CR
    The industrial electricity/electronic student will be introduced to the basic principles of using the Hardware Configuration Tool to configure the S7 300 PLC. Examples of typical arrangements for defining the parameters of the CPU, CP, SM, and IM will be shown in detail.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve problems in manufacturing.
    2. Discuss the importance of standardization.
    3. Discuss the importance of training.
    4. Distinguish between design and manufacturing.
  
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    INEL 67040 - Siemens® 300 Discrete I/O Interfacing

    0.50 CR
    The industrial electricity/electronic student will be introduced to the basic principles of STEP 7 Programming, including design principles, block types, order of processing, data types, and formats addressing memory, and using the Ladder (LAD) editor.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve problems in manufacturing.
    2. Discuss the importance of standardization.
    3. Discuss the importance of training.
    4. Distinguish between design and manufacturing.
  
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    INEL 67050 - Siemens® 300 PLC Timer Instructions

    0.50 CR
    The industrial electricity/electronic student will be introduced to the online programming of the S7-300 PLC. This will include accessing the CPU with or without a project and how to perform standard online operations.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve problems in manufacturing.
    2. Discuss the importance of standardization.
    3. Discuss the importance of training.
    4. Distinguish between design and manufacturing.
  
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    INEL 67060 - Siemens® 300 PLC Counter Instructions

    0.50 CR
    The industrial electricity/electronic student will be introduced to monitoring and using diagnostic tools. They will learn how to evaluate S-7 programs and data, forcing input and outputs, and diagnosing hardware issues.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve problems in manufacturing.
    2. Discuss the importance of standardization.
    3. Discuss the importance of training.
    4. Distinguish between design and manufacturing.
  
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    INEL 70010 - Introduction to Panel View

    0.17 CR
    In this module, the student will learn Allen Bradley Panel view 600 HMI, as well as its capabilities and uses.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate the connectivity requirements between a PLC and a human-machine interface.
    2. Create PLC programs appropriate for HMI applications
    3. Design multi-level control screens to effectively allow control of a machine by an operator.
    4. Troubleshoot programming and connection issues in an HMI-controlled system.
  
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    INEL 70020 - Terminal Overview

    0.25 CR
    In this module, the student will learn the intended uses, terminal types, features, applications, configuration mode, and terminal message found on the Allen Bradley Panel view 600 HMI.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate the connectivity requirements between a PLC and a human-machine interface.
    2. Create PLC programs appropriate for HMI applications
    3. Design multi-level control screens to effectively allow control of a machine by an operator.
    4. Troubleshoot programming and connection issues in an HMI-controlled system.
  
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    INEL 70030 - Wiring and Set-Up

    0.25 CR
    In this module, the student will learn wiring and safety guidelines, how to connect AC or DC power, how to reset the terminal, and the power-up sequence on the Allen Bradley Panel view 600 HMI.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate the connectivity requirements between a PLC and a human-machine interface.
    2. Create PLC programs appropriate for HMI applications
    3. Design multi-level control screens to effectively allow control of a machine by an operator.
    4. Troubleshoot programming and connection issues in an HMI-controlled system.
  
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    INEL 70040 - Terminal Configuration

    0.25 CR
    In this module, the student will learn how to configure the communication and operating protocols for an Allen Bradley Panel View 600 HMI. This will allow the Panel View to take digital information from the PLC and covert it to a pictorial or text message displayed on the screen.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate the connectivity requirements between a PLC and a human-machine interface.
    2. Create PLC programs appropriate for HMI applications
    3. Design multi-level control screens to effectively allow control of a machine by an operator.
    4. Troubleshoot programming and connection issues in an HMI-controlled system.
  
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    INEL 70050 - Troubleshooting Maintenance

    0.25 CR
    In this module, the student will learn how to isolate and correct common operating problems and perform routine maintenance tasks on the Allen Bradley Panel view 600 HMI.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate the connectivity requirements between a PLC and a human-machine interface.
    2. Create PLC programs appropriate for HMI applications
    3. Design multi-level control screens to effectively allow control of a machine by an operator.
    4. Troubleshoot programming and connection issues in an HMI-controlled system.
  
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    INEL 70060 - Programming Panel View

    0.83 CR
    In this module, the student will learn programming using Panel Builder 32 software on the Allen Bradley Panel view 600 HMI.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate the connectivity requirements between a PLC and a human-machine interface.
    2. Create PLC programs appropriate for HMI applications
    3. Design multi-level control screens to effectively allow control of a machine by an operator.
    4. Troubleshoot programming and connection issues in an HMI-controlled system.
  
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    INEL 70070 - Panel View PLC Applications

    1.04 CR
    In this module, the student will learn how to develop a complex Panel view 600 HMI and SLC 500 PLC program using RS Logix 500, RS Linx, and Panel Builder 32 software packages.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate the connectivity requirements between a PLC and a human-machine interface.
    2. Create PLC programs appropriate for HMI applications
    3. Design multi-level control screens to effectively allow control of a machine by an operator.
    4. Troubleshoot programming and connection issues in an HMI-controlled system.
  
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    INEL 70080 - Panel View PLC Communication

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will learn to convert from one type of communication format to another using the RS Linx communication software package.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate the connectivity requirements between a PLC and a human-machine interface.
    2. Create PLC programs appropriate for HMI applications
    3. Design multi-level control screens to effectively allow control of a machine by an operator.
    4. Troubleshoot programming and connection issues in an HMI-controlled system.
  
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    INEL 75010 - Introduction to Compact Logix® PLCs

    0.25 CR
    The student will be introduced to the Compact Logix® L31 PLC, its construction, and its use in industry. The student will also become familiar with the training equipment and the addressing nomenclature specifically for Compact Logix controllers.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC.
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 75020 - Creating an RS Logix® 5000 Project

    0.25 CR
    This module will show the student how to create a project file using Rockwell RSLogix 5000® & RSLinx® software packages. The student will also populate the Compact Logix Rack® with the correct input, output, and analog cards.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC.
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 75030 - Communication Protocols and Downloading a RS Logix® 5000 Project

    0.42 CR
    The industry has shifted away from using DH-485 as the cabling and communication protocol within automated systems and is now primarily using Ethernet. We have revised the competencies and lab activities to reflect this change. We would now like to re-name the module to reflect the protocol. We do not feel this change substantially changes the nature of the module, therefore, we would like to simply change the name of the module as opposed to removing the old module and adding a new module. Both the DH-485 and Ethernet protocols modules would be counted towards graduation. This change was initiated based on funding received from the DENSO Foundation. With this funding, we were able to purchase the new equipment and revise the lab activity in this module.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC.
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 75040 - Creating an RS Logix® 5000 Program

    0.42 CR
    This module will show the student how to create a simple ladder logic program. The student will gain an understanding of the XIC, XIO, and OTE instruction set used in the RSLogix® environment. The use of the branch instructions and the logic gate equivalents will also be explained.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC.
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 75050 - Programming a TON, TOF, and RTO Counter Instruction

    0.42 CR
    This module will show the student how to use ON delay and OFF delay timer instructions. The student will gain an understanding of the TON, TOF, and RTO instruction set used in the RSLogix® environment. The use of the MOV instruction to populate the timer preset function will also be explained.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC.
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 75060 - Programming a CU and CD Counter Instruction

    0.42 CR
    This module will show the student how to use count up and count down instructions. The student will gain an understanding of the CU, CD set used in the RSLogix® environment. The use of the enable, overflow, and done bit function will also be explained.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
    3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
    4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
    5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC.
    6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.
  
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    INEL 80010 - Introduction to Machine Safety

    0.33 CR
    This module will expose the student to the basic concepts of safety control and the design behind such devices. An in-depth investigation of the documents and standards utilized within the United States will give an understanding of machine design. The European standards are also examined since many companies design and utilize machines globally.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.
    2. Define risk analysis and process.
    3. Apply machine guarding principles to real-world scenarios.
    4. Identify safety functions and performance levels.
    5. Identify safety devices and their application.
    6. Evaluate machine safety using a practical example.
  
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    INEL 80020 - Level 1 Machine Safety

    0.25 CR
    This module will expose the student to the basic level of safety control and the design behind machine safety devices. An examination of the components and connection diagrams for this level of protection is covered as well.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.
    2. Define risk analysis and process.
    3. Apply machine guarding principles to real-world scenarios.
    4. Identify safety functions and performance levels.
    5. Identify safety devices and their application.
    6. Evaluate machine safety using a practical example.
  
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    INEL 80030 - Level 2 Machine Safety

    0.42 CR
    In this module, students will learn to apply the principles and design elements of more complex machinery. As the machinery and processes become more complex, the level of safety must also increase. This presents many challenges when the designer must maintain a safe working environment while ensuring productivity. Beyond the basic door switch and other guarding devices, more complex components such as light curtains and safe condition sensing modules meet the demands of the industry.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.
    2. Define risk analysis and process.
    3. Apply machine guarding principles to real-world scenarios.
    4. Identify safety functions and performance levels.
    5. Identify safety devices and their application.
    6. Evaluate machine safety using a practical example.
  
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    INEL 80040 - Level 3 Machine Safety

    0.50 CR
    In this module, the student will learn the breadth and depth of safety available with a safety-rated programmable logic controller. The ability to program and troubleshoot complex safety devices is a necessary skill in many manufacturing environments. The configuration, installation, and programming of these devices and the way they interact with other devices and processes will be covered in this module.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.
    2. Define risk analysis and process.
    3. Apply machine guarding principles to real-world scenarios.
    4. Identify safety functions and performance levels.
    5. Identify safety devices and their application.
    6. Evaluate machine safety using a practical example.
  
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    INEL 80050 - Machine Survey

    0.33 CR
    In this module, the student will learn to perform a risk assessment of a manufacturing cell, and its components. Both new machines and modified existing machines will require a survey to identify the risks present for both operators and technicians. This procedure is known as a risk assessment.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.
    2. Define risk analysis and process.
    3. Apply machine guarding principles to real-world scenarios.
    4. Identify safety functions and performance levels.
    5. Identify safety devices and their application.
    6. Evaluate machine safety using a practical example.
  
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    INEL 95010 - Mechatronics: Automation Operations

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will become familiar with the functions of the various stations that make up the 870 Mechatronics learning system and its components. The student will identify control types and perform safe maintenance and operation of a Mechatronics machine.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95020 - Mechatronics: Basic Component Adjustments

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will become familiar with Station 1 of the 870 Mechatronics trainer. The student will jog an actuator in preparation for measuring and making adjustments to the various sensors and interfaces of the machine.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95030 - Mechatronics: Pick-and-Place Feeding

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will start up and operate the 87-MS1 Pick-and-Place Feeding station of the 870 Mechatronics System. The student will adjust the components and design PLC programs that operate the station.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95040 - Mechatronics: Gauging

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will adjust the sensitivity of the ultrasonic sensor on the 87-MS2 Gauging station. The student will adjust various sensors and mechanical devices for quality assurance of the product and design a PLC program for the operation of a quality/gauging operation.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95050 - Mechatronics: Indexing

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will start up and operate the 87-MS3 Indexing station of the 870 Mechatronics System.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95060 - Mechatronics: Sorting and Queuing

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will start up, operate, and design the ladder logic of a Sorting and Queuing Mechatronics System.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95070 - Mechatronics: Servo Robotic Assembly

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will start-up, adjust, operate and program Servo Robotic Assembly Mechatronics System.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95080 - Mechatronics: Torqueing

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will start up and operate a torquing station mechatronics system. The student will make adjustments to the components and design a PLC program to operate the system.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95090 - Mechatronics: Parts Storage

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will start up and operate a parts storage mechatronics system. The student will adjust system components and program ladder logic for the operation of the system.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95095 - Mechatronics: Station Programming

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will select a station and design a program to complete the full operation of that station.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.
  
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    INEL 95100 - Mechatronics: Multi-Station Control

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the student will connect multiple stations together to run portions of the process. In the last portion of the skill, the student will connect all of the stations together and run the entire process for the assembly of a complete product.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices, and procedures.
    2. Interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
    3. Identify, select, and evaluate mechatronic components to meet product requirements
    4. Integrate microcontrollers, electronic components, sensors, actuators, and computer software to produce an electromechanical system.

Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration

  
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    INHR 05011 - HVAC-R Safety

    0.83 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the principles of safety as it applies to the HVAC-R industry. The HVAC-R student will describe the hazards and what should be done to ensure the safety of each person on the job site.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe safe practices and techniques while working with HVAC/R equipment and tools.
    2. Outline their awareness of hazards that are hidden or not obvious within the HVAC/R environments and its specific tools.
    3. Explain the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE), and proper tool selection.
    4. Demonstrate their awareness for safe and effective task execution in the HVAC/R field.
    5. Identify hazards of the environment and produce an effective safety plan to start work.
  
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    INHR 05021 - HVAC-R Tools

    0.08 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn to identify the tools that are used in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. The HVAC-R student will also learn to use selected tools.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe safe practices and techniques while working with HVAC/R equipment and tools.
    2. Outline their awareness of hazards that are hidden or not obvious within the HVAC/R environments and its specific tools.
    3. Explain the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE), and proper tool selection.
    4. Demonstrate their awareness for safe and effective task execution in the HVAC/R field.
    5. Identify hazards of the environment and produce an effective safety plan to start work.
  
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    INHR 10011 - Introduction to HVAC-R

    0.33 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the basic principles of refrigerant regulations, basic physics related to refrigerants, and be introduced to the basic terminology used in the HVAC-R trade.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the importance of the EPA and why refrigerants are federally regulated.
    2. Summarize their knowledge of the theory of heat, and how heat is measured, and moved through the mechanical components.
    3. Explain the fundamental principles of the refrigeration cycle.
    4. Calculate mathematical outcomes for problems related to the HVAC/R content.
    5. Distinguish the different piping materials and sizes used in HVAC/R systems.
    6. Explain and demonstrate pipe soldering, brazing, connecting, and proper material selection for trade related installation.
  
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    INHR 10021 - Trade Mathematics

    0.42 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn how to solve problems involving the measurement of lines, area, volume, weights, angles, pressure, vacuum, and temperature. The HVAC-R student will also learn scientific notation, powers roots, and basic algebra and geometry.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the importance of the EPA and why refrigerants are federally regulated.
    2. Summarize their knowledge of the theory of heat, and how heat is measured, and moved through the mechanical components.
    3. Explain the fundamental principles of the refrigeration cycle.
    4. Calculate mathematical outcomes for problems related to the HVAC/R content.
    5. Distinguish the different piping materials and sizes used in HVAC/R systems.
    6. Explain and demonstrate pipe soldering, brazing, connecting, and proper material selection for trade related installation.
  
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    INHR 10031 - Copper and Plastic Piping Practice

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will select, prepare, and join fittings for plastic and copper piping.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the importance of the EPA and why refrigerants are federally regulated.
    2. Summarize their knowledge of the theory of heat, and how heat is measured, and moved through the mechanical components.
    3. Explain the fundamental principles of the refrigeration cycle.
    4. Calculate mathematical outcomes for problems related to the HVAC/R content.
    5. Distinguish the different piping materials and sizes used in HVAC/R systems.
    6. Explain and demonstrate pipe soldering, brazing, connecting, and proper material selection for trade related installation.
  
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    INHR 10041 - Soldering and Brazing

    0.33 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about the tools, materials, and safety precautions used in heating and cooling. The HVAC-R student will also learn the step-by-step procedures for soldering and brazing piping.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the importance of the EPA and why refrigerants are federally regulated.
    2. Summarize their knowledge of the theory of heat, and how heat is measured, and moved through the mechanical components.
    3. Explain the fundamental principles of the refrigeration cycle.
    4. Calculate mathematical outcomes for problems related to the HVAC/R content.
    5. Distinguish the different piping materials and sizes used in HVAC/R systems.
    6. Explain and demonstrate pipe soldering, brazing, connecting, and proper material selection for trade related installation.
  
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    INHR 10051 - Ferrous Metal Piping Practices

    0.63 CR
    In this module, the HAVC-R student will learn about the various types of pipes and fittings used in heating and cooling. The HVAC-R student will also learn the step-by-step instructions for cutting, threading, and joining ferrous piping.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Describe the importance of the EPA and why refrigerants are federally regulated.
    2. Summarize their knowledge of the theory of heat, and how heat is measured, and moved through the mechanical components.
    3. Explain the fundamental principles of the refrigeration cycle.
    4. Calculate mathematical outcomes for problems related to the HVAC/R content.
    5. Distinguish the different piping materials and sizes used in HVAC/R systems.
    6. Explain and demonstrate pipe soldering, brazing, connecting, and proper material selection for trade related installation.
  
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    INHR 15011 - Introduction to Cooling

    1.25 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the basic principles of heat transfer, refrigeration, and pressure-temperature relationships and describe the components and accessories used in air-conditioning systems.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
    2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
    3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
    4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
    5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
    6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
    7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.
  
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    INHR 15021 - Compressors

    0.63 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn to explain the operating principles of different types of compressors used in comfort air conditioning systems. The student will also learn the basic installation, service, and repair procedures for these compressors.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
    2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
    3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
    4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
    5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
    6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
    7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.
  
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    INHR 15031 - Refrigerants and Oils

    0.42 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about refrigerants and oils commonly used in HVAC-R systems. The HVAC-R student will also learn about the identification and classification of refrigerants; the differences between pure and blended refrigerants; the types and properties of oils; the use and testing of oils; and refrigerant retrofits.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
    2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
    3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
    4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
    5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
    6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
    7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.
  
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    INHR 15041 - Metering Devices

    0.33 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about the operation and servicing of the various types of fixed orifice and expansion valve metering devices used in refrigerant systems.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
    2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
    3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
    4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
    5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
    6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
    7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.
  
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    INHR 15051 - Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging

    0.83 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about leak detection, evacuation, recovery, and the charging service procedure used to troubleshoot, repair and/or maintain the proper operation of mechanical refrigeration systems.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
    2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
    3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
    4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
    5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
    6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
    7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.
  
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    INHR 15061 - Troubleshooting Cooling

    0.83 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the troubleshooting methods used with cooling systems.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
    2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
    3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
    4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
    5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
    6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
    7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.
  
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    INHR 15071 - Retail Refigeration Systems

    0.83 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about the mechanical refrigeration systems normally found in retail establishments. This equipment includes reach-in and walk-in coolers and freezers, ice machines, and other appliances used in stores, restaurants, and hotels. The HVAC-R student will also learn about the refrigeration process and defrost techniques, as well as troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
    2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
    3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
    4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
    5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
    6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
    7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.
  
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    INHR 15081 - Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Systems

    1 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn a more in-depth understanding of the refrigeration system used in HVAC-R retail refrigeration systems. The HVAC-R student will study large-scale refrigeration systems such as those found in supermarkets, cold storage facilities, packing houses, and food processing plants.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
    2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
    3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
    4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
    5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
    6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
    7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.
  
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    INHR 20011 - Introduction to Heating

    0.63 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about heating fundamentals, the types and design of furnaces and their components, and the basic procedures for installing and servicing furnaces.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the different methods that heat is transferred and how it is accurately measured.
    2. Identify and explain popular heating equipment used in heating applications.
    3. Distinguish different types of fuels used in heating, as well as the basic combustion process of heating equipment.
    4. Describe proper appliance venting techniques and materials.
    5. Explain the proper procedure to troubleshoot gas-fired, oil-fired, and other types of heating appliances.
    6. Identify a variety of heating accessories such as the thermostat and other control devices.
    7. Demonstrate proper use of trade tools related to installing and repairing heating appliances.
  
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    INHR 20021 - Troubleshooting Gas Heating

    0.54 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the procedures for recognizing, analyzing, and repairing malfunctions in gas heating equipment.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the different methods that heat is transferred and how it is accurately measured.
    2. Identify and explain popular heating equipment used in heating applications.
    3. Distinguish different types of fuels used in heating, as well as the basic combustion process of heating equipment.
    4. Describe proper appliance venting techniques and materials.
    5. Explain the proper procedure to troubleshoot gas-fired, oil-fired, and other types of heating appliances.
    6. Identify a variety of heating accessories such as the thermostat and other control devices.
    7. Demonstrate proper use of trade tools related to installing and repairing heating appliances.
  
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    INHR 20031 - Troubleshooting Oil Heating Systems

    0.42 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn how to troubleshoot burners and control circuits in oil-fired furnaces.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the different methods that heat is transferred and how it is accurately measured.
    2. Identify and explain popular heating equipment used in heating applications.
    3. Distinguish different types of fuels used in heating, as well as the basic combustion process of heating equipment.
    4. Describe proper appliance venting techniques and materials.
    5. Explain the proper procedure to troubleshoot gas-fired, oil-fired, and other types of heating appliances.
    6. Identify a variety of heating accessories such as the thermostat and other control devices.
    7. Demonstrate proper use of trade tools related to installing and repairing heating appliances.
  
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    INHR 20041 - Chimneys, Vents, and Flues

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the proper venting of fossil fuel furnaces and the procedures for selecting and installing vents in all types of gas furnaces.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the different methods that heat is transferred and how it is accurately measured.
    2. Identify and explain popular heating equipment used in heating applications.
    3. Distinguish different types of fuels used in heating, as well as the basic combustion process of heating equipment.
    4. Describe proper appliance venting techniques and materials.
    5. Explain the proper procedure to troubleshoot gas-fired, oil-fired, and other types of heating appliances.
    6. Identify a variety of heating accessories such as the thermostat and other control devices.
    7. Demonstrate proper use of trade tools related to installing and repairing heating appliances.
  
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    INHR 20051 - Troubleshooting Accessories

    0.42 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will be introduced to the procedures for recognizing, analyzing, and repairing malfunctions in HVAC accessory equipment.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the different methods that heat is transferred and how it is accurately measured.
    2. Identify and explain popular heating equipment used in heating applications.
    3. Distinguish different types of fuels used in heating, as well as the basic combustion process of heating equipment.
    4. Describe proper appliance venting techniques and materials.
    5. Explain the proper procedure to troubleshoot gas-fired, oil-fired, and other types of heating appliances.
    6. Identify a variety of heating accessories such as the thermostat and other control devices.
    7. Demonstrate proper use of trade tools related to installing and repairing heating appliances.
  
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    INHR 25011 - Introduction to Hydronic Systems

    0.42 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about hydronic systems. This module will cover the various types of systems available and the numerous system components, including boilers, valves, radiators, and piping.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Distinguish the difference between residential and commercial hydronic systems.
    2. Identify concepts, components, and the purpose of water heating and chilled water systems.
    3. Identify the common piping of water heating and cooling circuits.
    4. Explain the techniques used in pressure monitoring and balancing a hydronic system.
    5. Select and demonstrate proper calculation methods, tools, and instruments for hydronic system tuning including pressure, balance, flow, and temperature.
  
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    INHR 25021 - Commercial Hydronic Systems

    0.54 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the different types of hydronic heating and cooling systems used in commercial applications. This module will expand on the residential hydronic heating systems. Commercial boilers, as well as chillers, cooling towers, and piping systems, will all be covered.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Distinguish the difference between residential and commercial hydronic systems.
    2. Identify concepts, components, and the purpose of water heating and chilled water systems.
    3. Identify the common piping of water heating and cooling circuits.
    4. Explain the techniques used in pressure monitoring and balancing a hydronic system.
    5. Select and demonstrate proper calculation methods, tools, and instruments for hydronic system tuning including pressure, balance, flow, and temperature.
  
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    INHR 30011 - Steam Systems

    0.63 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about heating systems that are based on steam boilers. Although these systems are hydronic, their operating principles, controls, and especially their safety devices, are different from those of hot water systems. This module covers commercial steam boilers, components, and piping, as well as the maintenance activities associated with steam heating systems.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Recall and apply the concept of latent heat and sensible heat.
    2. Identify terms and components and describe their purpose in steam systems.
    3. Describe proper boiler water chemistry and why it is important.
    4. Differentiate safety devices and why they are important.
    5. Describe proper piping systems related to steam and condensate systems.
  
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    INHR 35011 - Heat Pumps

    0.83 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about the operation, installation, and control circuit analysis for heat pumps.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the principles of operation of a heat pump.
    2. Describe the different types of heat pumps.
    3. Describe different types of heat pump loops.
    4. Describe the different control strategies and related components of heat pumps.
    5. Describe the limitations of heat pumps.
    6. Describe the tools and service components important to the proper servicing of heat pumps.
  
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    INHR 35021 - Troubleshooting Heat Pumps

    0.54 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the procedures for recognizing, analyzing, and repairing malfunctions in heat pumps.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the principles of operation of a heat pump.
    2. Describe the different types of heat pumps.
    3. Describe different types of heat pump loops.
    4. Describe the different control strategies and related components of heat pumps.
    5. Describe the limitations of heat pumps.
    6. Describe the tools and service components important to the proper servicing of heat pumps.
  
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    INHR 40011 - Indoor Air Quality

    0.63 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about indoor air quality and its effect on the health and comfort of building occupants. This module will provide a guideline for performing a building IAQ survey and identify the equipment and methods used to test or control indoor air quality.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the importance of indoor air quality and how we control it.
    2. Describe how air handling equipment humidifies, dehumidifies, heats or cools, filters, pressurizes, and replaces indoor building air.
    3. Describe air distribution equipment including ductwork and filtration devices.
    4. Identify differences between fan curves, ductwork, diffusers, registers, grilles, dampers, and vapor barriers.
    5. Differentiate and interpret the quality requirements of different buildings such as residential, commercial, and industrial.
    6. Explain and demonstrate the techniques and tools used to manipulate equipment related to indoor air quality, air balance, air pressure, air distribution, air conditioning, and air velocity.
  
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    INHR 40021 - Air Distribution Systems

    0.63 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about air distribution systems and their components, airflow measurement, ductwork installation principles, and the use of instruments for measuring temperature, humidity, pressure, and velocity.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the importance of indoor air quality and how we control it.
    2. Describe how air handling equipment humidifies, dehumidifies, heats or cools, filters, pressurizes, and replaces indoor building air.
    3. Describe air distribution equipment including ductwork and filtration devices.
    4. Identify differences between fan curves, ductwork, diffusers, registers, grilles, dampers, and vapor barriers.
    5. Differentiate and interpret the quality requirements of different buildings such as residential, commercial, and industrial.
    6. Explain and demonstrate the techniques and tools used to manipulate equipment related to indoor air quality, air balance, air pressure, air distribution, air conditioning, and air velocity.
  
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    INHR 40031 - Commercial Airside Systems

    0.54 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the various types of air systems used in commercial buildings.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the importance of indoor air quality and how we control it.
    2. Describe how air handling equipment humidifies, dehumidifies, heats or cools, filters, pressurizes, and replaces indoor building air.
    3. Describe air distribution equipment including ductwork and filtration devices.
    4. Identify differences between fan curves, ductwork, diffusers, registers, grilles, dampers, and vapor barriers.
    5. Differentiate and interpret the quality requirements of different buildings such as residential, commercial, and industrial.
    6. Explain and demonstrate the techniques and tools used to manipulate equipment related to indoor air quality, air balance, air pressure, air distribution, air conditioning, and air velocity.
  
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    INHR 40041 - Air Quality Equipment

    0.33 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the common accessories used to control air quality, including dehumidifiers, humidifiers, and filters. This module will also cover energy conservation equipment.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the importance of indoor air quality and how we control it.
    2. Describe how air handling equipment humidifies, dehumidifies, heats or cools, filters, pressurizes, and replaces indoor building air.
    3. Describe air distribution equipment including ductwork and filtration devices.
    4. Identify differences between fan curves, ductwork, diffusers, registers, grilles, dampers, and vapor barriers.
    5. Differentiate and interpret the quality requirements of different buildings such as residential, commercial, and industrial.
    6. Explain and demonstrate the techniques and tools used to manipulate equipment related to indoor air quality, air balance, air pressure, air distribution, air conditioning, and air velocity.
  
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    INHR 40051 - System Balancing

    0.83 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about the procedures and equipment used for testing, adjusting, and balancing air distribution systems. The student will also learn about psychometric charts and how they are used to determine the makeup of the air.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explain the importance of indoor air quality and how we control it.
    2. Describe how air handling equipment humidifies, dehumidifies, heats or cools, filters, pressurizes, and replaces indoor building air.
    3. Describe air distribution equipment including ductwork and filtration devices.
    4. Identify differences between fan curves, ductwork, diffusers, registers, grilles, dampers, and vapor barriers.
    5. Differentiate and interpret the quality requirements of different buildings such as residential, commercial, and industrial.
    6. Explain and demonstrate the techniques and tools used to manipulate equipment related to indoor air quality, air balance, air pressure, air distribution, air conditioning, and air velocity.
  
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    INHR 45011 - Digital Controls for HVAC Technicians

    0.21 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn what Direct Digital Controls are and how they are used. The trainee will learn why Direct Digital Controls are becoming more common with technology advancements and how they improve system operation. The trainee will also learn to troubleshoot, operate and understand how Direct Digital Controls impact environmental issues.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate and explain the function of the three main components in all control systems, the sensor, the controller, and the controlled device.
    2. Explain what the controlled agent is.
    3. Demonstrate and explain the function of the direct digital controller (DDC).
    4. Demonstrate and explain the function of the building management system (BMS).
    5. Demonstrate and explain installation, troubleshooting, and repair of both DDC and BMS control systems.
    6. Identify major and minor components including sensors, actuators, communication devices, as well as the central processing units and programmable logic controllers of the DDC and BMS systems.
    7. Explain the importance of how the DDC and BMS impact energy efficiency and the environment.
  
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    INHR 45021 - Building Management Systems

    0.75 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn how computers and microprocessor controls are used to manage zoned HVAC systems in residential and commercial buildings locally and through computer networks. This module also covers the installation of building management systems and related components.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Demonstrate and explain the function of the three main components in all control systems, the sensor, the controller, and the controlled device.
    2. Explain what the controlled agent is.
    3. Demonstrate and explain the function of the direct digital controller (DDC).
    4. Demonstrate and explain the function of the building management system (BMS).
    5. Demonstrate and explain installation, troubleshooting, and repair of both DDC and BMS control systems.
    6. Identify major and minor components including sensors, actuators, communication devices, as well as the central processing units and programmable logic controllers of the DDC and BMS systems.
    7. Explain the importance of how the DDC and BMS impact energy efficiency and the environment.
  
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    INHR 50011 - Sheet Metal Duct Systems

    0.42 CR
    In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn about sheet metal duct systems. The student will be able to explain how to layout and install flexible sheet metal duct systems.

    Course Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify and describe different materials used in duct construction.
    2. Research the pros and cons of each duct material type.
    3. Describe proper selection, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of a system.
    4. Examine and select proper accessories for ductwork systems.
    5. Demonstrate duct handling and practice techniques in class.
 

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