Jan 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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.