Environmental Control Tech (HVAC&R)

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ECT Certificates / Degrees

The Environmental Control Technology Department offers four certificates/degrees:

  • Commercial HVAC Systems
  • Residential and Light Commercial HVAC&R
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Building Performance and Energy Efficiency (not currently offered)
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    Commercial HVAC Systems

    Certificate Requirements

    (AS degree option requires completion of additional general education courses)

    Course # Course Title Units

    First Semester

    E/ET 202 Fundamentals of Electricity for ECT 2.0
    ECT 11 Mechanical and Electrical Devices 2.0
    ECT 12 Blueprint Reading and Interpretation for ECT 1.5
    ECT 13 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 4.0
    ECT 211 Mechanical and Electrical Codes 1.5
    ECT 214 Technical Mathematics for ECT 3.0
    WELD 215 Welding for ECT Technicians 1.5

    Second Semester

    E/ET 221 Motors and Drives 2.0
    ECT 14 Advanced Refrigeration 2.0
    ECT 15 Refrigeration Equipment Troubleshooting 2.0
    ECT 16 Fundamentals of Heating and Air Conditioning 2.0
    ECT 17 Heating and Air Conditioning Trouble-
    shooting
    1.0
    ECT 18 HVAC Installation Practices 1.0
    ECT 28 Energy Management and Efficiency in Building Systems 2.0

    Third Semester

    E/ET 11 Commercial Electricity for HVAC Applications 2.0
    ECT 19 Psychrometrics and Load Calculations 2.0
    ECT 21 Introduction to Direct Digital Controls 2.0
    ECT 22 Commercial HVAC Systems 2.0
    ECT 24 Commercial HVAC Systems Troubleshooting 2.0
    ECT 25 Introduction to Building Commissioning 2.0
    ECT 212 Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing HVAC Systems 2.0

    Fourth Semester

    ECT 23 HVAC Systems Design 2.0
    ECT 26 Advanced Building Commissioning 3.0
    ECT 27 Advanced Direct Digital Controls 2.0
    ECT 29 Data Analysis for Performance Monitoring 2.0
    ECT 40 Introduction to Control Systems Networking 1.0
    ECT 213 Indoor Air Quality and Building Envelope 1.0

    Total

    Total Required Units 52.5

     

    Residential and Light Commercial HVAC&R

    Certificate Requirements

    (AS degree option requires completion of additional general education courses)

    Course # Course Title Units

    First Semester

    E/ET 202 Fundamentals of Electricity for ECT 2.0
    ECT 11 Mechanical and Electrical Devices 2.0
    ECT 12 Blueprint Reading and Interpretation for ECT 1.5
    ECT 13 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 4.0
    ECT 211 Mechanical and Electrical Codes 1.5
    ECT 214 Technical Mathematics for ECT 3.0
    WELD 215 Welding for ECT Technicians 1.5

    Second Semester

    E/ET 221 Motors and Drives 2.0
    ECT 14 Advanced Refrigeration 2.0
    ECT 15 Refrigeration Equipment Troubleshooting 2.0
    ECT 16 Fundamentals of Heating and Air Conditioning 2.0
    ECT 17 Heating and Air Conditioning Trouble-
    shooting
    1.0
    ECT 18 HVAC Installation Practices 1.0
    ECT 28 Energy Management and Efficiency in Building Systems 2.0

    Total

    Total Required Units 27.0

     

    Building Automation Systems

    Certificate Requirements

    (AS degree option requires completion of additional general education courses)

    Course # Course Title Units

    First Semester

    ECT 214 Technical Mathematics for ECT 3.0
    E/ET 202 Fundamentals of Electricity for ECT 2.0
    ECT 01 Physics for Building Science 4.0
    ECT 37 Introduction to PC Hardware and Software for Building Technicians 3.0

    Second Semester

    ECT 11 Mechanical and Electrical Devices and Controls 2.0
    ECT 22 Commercial HVAC Systems 2.0
    ECT 24 Commercial HVAC Systems Troubleshooting 2.0
    ECT 21 Introduction to Direct Digital Controls 2.0
    ECT 31 Introduction to DDC Hardware for Building Automation Systems 3.0
    E/ET 221 Motors and Drives 2.0

    Third Semester

    ECT 27 Advanced Direct Digital Controls 2.0
    ECT 25 Introduction to Building Commissioning 2.0
    ECT 12 Blueprint Reading and Interpretation for ECT 1.5
    ECT 32 Control Systems Design 2.0
    ECT 33 Control Systems Networking 3.0
    ECT 212 Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing 2.0

    Fourth Semester

    ECT 34 Control Routines for Energy Efficiency 2.0
    ECT 35 Control Systems Integration 2.0
    ECT 36 Energy Issues, Policies, and Codes 1.5
    ECT 29 Data Analysis for Performance Monitoring 2.0
    ECT 26 Advanced Building Commissioning 3.0

    Total

    Total Required Units 48.0

    Building Performance and Energy Efficiency (not currently offered)

    Certificate Requirements

    Course # Course Title Units hrs/wk
    Recommended Summer Prep (6 weeks)

    ECT 214 Technical Mathematics for ECT 3.0 9.0
    ENGIN 100 Earth Systems: Sustainability, Ecology & Environmental Justice for Technicians & Engineers 3.0 9.0
    Subtotal 6.0 18.0
    First Semester (17.5 weeks)

    A/ET 112 Building Systems Principles for Sustainable Residential Adaptation 2.0 2.0
    CARP 205 Green Construction Techniques and Materials 2.0 2.0
    CARP 233 Residential Electrical for Carpenters 1.5 2.5
    CARP 240A Construction Rehabilitation 2.0 4.0
    ECT 01 Physics for Building Science 4.0 6.0
    ECT 28 Energy Management and Efficiency in Building Systems 2.0 2.0
    ECT 38 Measurement of Building Energy Efficiency 2.0 3.0
    Subtotal 15.5 21.5

    Second Semester (17.5 weeks)

    CARP 206 Energy Efficiency & Weatherization 3.5 7.0
    CARP 232 Plumbing for Carpenters 1.5 2.5
    ECT 16 Fundamentals of Heating & Air Conditioning 2.0 3.0
    ECT 17 Heating and Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 1.0 2.0
    ECT 18 HVAC Installation Practices 2.5 3.5
    ECT 39 Energy Auditing and Computer Analysis of Building Efficiency 2.0 3.0
    ECT 213 Indoor Air Quality and Building Envelope 1.0 1.0
    E/ET 227 Customer Service for the Building Trades 2.0 2.0
    Subtotal 15.5 24.0
    Total Required Units 31 796.25

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