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Catalog 2023-2024 
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APR 156B HVAC/R Apprenticeship Fundamentals 2

Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 2
Credits: 5

Focuses on developing a basic understanding of heating, cooling, and associated piping. Designed for Oregon State recognized apprentices working in the HVAC/R trade.

Prerequisite: APR 156A  with a grade ‘C’ or better; or consent of instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify and describe the equipment and controls used in forced air heating. 
  2. Explain the fundamental concepts of heating and combustion. 
  3. Interpret the fundamental concepts of the refrigeration cycle. 
  4. Classify the different approaches to air distribution, system design and energy conservation. 

Content Outline
  • Soldering and Brazing Introduction to heating 
    • Heat transfer 
    • Combustion 
    • Types of heating appliances 
  • Bending and Flaring Tubing Introduction to Cooling 
    • Refrigeration cycle fundamentals 
    • Refrigerant 
    • Cooling system components and control 
  • Steel Piping Introduction to Piping 
    • Air movement and measurement 
    • Air distribution equipment and materials 
    • Air distribution system design and energy conservation