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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

APR 156C HVAC/R Apprenticeship Fundamentals 3

Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 2
Credits: 5

Focuses on soldering and brazing, bending and flaring tubing, and steel piping. Designed for Oregon State recognized apprentices working in the HVAC/R trade.

Prerequisite: APR 156B  with a grade ‘C’ or better; or consent of instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Recognize types of copper tubing and related fittings. 
  2. Describe and demonstrate how to join copper tubing mechanically. 
  3. Demonstrate the safe process of soldering copper tubing 
  4. Describe and demonstrate the safe process of brazing copper tubing. 
  5. Identify the various types of steel pipe and fittings. 
  6. Demonstrate the methods used to cut and thread steel pipe. 

Content Outline
  • Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices 
  • Soldering 
  • Brazing 
  • Basic carbon steel piping practices