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REACT 110: INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 70 and MAT 094 or higher, or an equivalent course with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval

This course studies the fundamentals of the refrigeration system. Emphasis is on operation of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, metering device, brazing refrigerant lines, system installation techniques, and refrigerant evacuation, recovery, and charging techniques. The course is also designed to prepare students to take the Environmental Protection Agency Exams (EPA-608).

REACT 112: RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 110 and REACT 118 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is a continuation of REACT 110 and covers more depth of the refrigeration system in residential air conditioning systems. It also covers basic cycle controls, refrigerant characteristics, piping, installation procedures, and accessories, troubleshooting and repairing residential air conditioning systems.

REACT 118: ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 110 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment.

This course studies the principles of electricity as it applies to air conditioning and refrigeration. Emphasis is on wiring diagram symbols, proper use of electric multi-meters, alternating current fundamentals, direct current fundamentals, and single-phase motor theory.

REACT 119: SHEET METAL FOR HVAC/R

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 110 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment

In this course, the student will learn the principles of sheet metal as it applies to air conditioning and refrigeration.

REACT 120: RESIDENTIAL FURNACES

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 110 and REACT 118 with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better

This course develops the skills needed for the basic installation of furnaces and to understand basic wiring diagrams and sequences of operation. This course also includes hands-on experience in installing, troubleshooting, and repairing of residential forced air furnaces.

REACT 121: HEAT PUMPS AND GEOTHERMAL

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 112 and REACT 120 with a grade of "C" or better.

This course develops the skills needed for hands-on experience in servicing and repairing heat pumps, geothermal systems, and electric air handlers.

REACT 122: RESIDENTIAL HYDRONIC SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course develops the skills needed to understand wiring diagrams, piping diagrams, sequence of operation, and hands-on experience in repairing of residential hydronic systems.

REACT 130: LIGHT COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 112 with a grade of "C" or better

This course includes the study of equipment that is used in medium and low temperature applications. Special attention is given to sizing systems, metering devices, controls, electrical schematics and troubleshooting.

REACT 131: COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION AND ICE MACHINES

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 130 with a grade of "C" or better

This course covers electrical installation diagrams and electrical wiring diagrams. Emphases are placed on the use and reading of schematics of ice machines, reach-in coolers, walk-in coolers, reach-in freezers, walk-in freezers, and supermarket refrigeration systems.

REACT 139: RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 110, REACT 118, REACT 119, and REACT 120 with a "C" or better

This course will require the student to install residential heating and cooling systems that comply with manufacturing specifications and meet municipal code.

REACT 141: TOPICS IN HVAC/R INDUSTRY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

This course delves into specific topics of the HVAC/R industry. The topics will be dealing with the most up to date changes and effects on the industry.

REACT 211: RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN I

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCTK 119 with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval

This course includes an introduction to psychometric charts, air flow, air distribution, the selection and sizing of equipment and room airflow requirements. With the primary focus on residential heat load and heat gain calculations.

REACT 213: RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN II

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 211 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is a continuation of REACT 211. The student will learn to design residential heating, cooling, and forced air duct systems, supply diffuser sizes, and return grill sizes based on a residential dwelling heat loss/gain capacity.

REACT 219: DUCT FABRICATION

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: REACT 119 with a grade of "C" or better

In this course, students will gain skills in creating sheet metal developments that will be formed to make transitions in heating and cooling systems. Manufacturer's installation specifications will be followed as students learn to design and build solutions that result in a safe and properly functioning residential heating and/or cooling system.

REACT 220: BALANCING AND TESTING HVAC SYSTEMS

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in REACT 122 or department approval.

In this course, the student will learn the process of commissioning hydronic and forced air HVAC systems for residential and light commercial structures.

REACT 237: OCCUPATION INTERNSHIP I

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course will provide the student majoring in Refrigeration, Heating and Air-Conditioning with valuable on-the-job training working with service technicians and/or engineers.

REACT 238: OCCUPATION INTERNSHIP II

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course will provide the student majoring in Refrigeration, Heating and Air-Conditioning with valuable on-the-job training working with service technicians and/or engineers.