Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: HART-1356- Section: 71
EPA Recovery Certification Preparation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Javier Chavez
Phone(409) 984-6229
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 228
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Certification training for HVAC refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim. Instruction will provide a review of EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery and recycling during the installation, service, and repair of all HVAC and refrigeration systems.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading (PSLO ALPHA).
2. Read, draw, and interpret high and low voltage control circuits (PSLO 1); measured by assignment.
3. Identify HVAC refrigeration controls (PSLO 2); measured by quiz/assignment.
4. Test, repair, and/or replace HVAC-related electrical and control components, wiring, and equipment (PSLO 3); measured by quiz/assignment.
Core Objectives Demonstrates standard safety procedures as required in industry.
Troubleshoots air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.
Prepares to pass the EPA Section 608 certification exam.
Demonstrates ability to read diagrams and schematics.
Identifies shop tools.
Demonstrates an understanding of Electricity.
Program Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge of the basic and advanced principles of Refrigerants, Equipment and Instruments for Refrigerant Handling and Service. Electricity, electrical current, and amperage; apply Ohm?s law to electrical calculations; perform electrical continuity, voltage, and current tests with appropriate meters; demonstrate electrical safety
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

1: Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning text book, 21th edition, Goodheart-willcox publishing, ISBN 978-1-63126-354-5. 2: Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lab Manual, 21th edition, Goodheart-willcox publisher, ISBN 978-1-63126-356-9. 3: Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning work book, 20th edition Goodheart-Willcox publisher IBSN 978-1-63126-355-2
Lecture Topics
1. Introduction to Refrigerants.
2. Refrigerants and Ozone Layer lab.
3: Classifying Refrigerants.
4: Identifying Refrigerants.
5: Equipment and Instruments for Refrigerant
6: Refrigerant Cylinders .
7: Pressure Gauges.
Vacuum pumps Lab / Recovery, Recycling, and Reclaiming Equipment Assignment
8: Working with Refrigerants.
9: Checking Refrigerant Charge.
10: Redistributing Refrigerant, exam.
11: Basic Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics.
12: Fundamental Principles of electricity.
13: Types of Electricity.
14: Electrical Power.
15: Power circuits.
16: Electrical Problems.

Major Assignments

week 1: Course Introduction; syllabus review
week 2: Introduction to Refrigerants Chapter 9 quiz.
week 3: Refrigerants and Ozone Layer lab.
week 4: Classifying Refrigerants, exam.
week 5: Equipment and Instruments for Refrigerant Chapter 10 quiz.
week 6: Refrigerant Cylinders lab.
week 7: Pressure Gauges, exam.
Vacuum pumps Lab / Recovery, Recycling, and Reclaiming Equipment Assignment
week 8: Working with Refrigerants Chapter 11 quiz.
week 9: Checking Refrigerant Charge lab.
week 10: Redistributing Refrigerant, exam.
week 11: Basic Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics Chapter 12 quiz.
week 12: Fundamental Principles of electricity lab.
week 13: Types of Electricity, exam.
week 14: Electrical Power Chapter 13 quiz.
week 15: Electrical power lab.
week 16: Final exam review; final exam

Final Exam Date January 19, 2021 - 5:0 PM   Through  May 13, 2021 - 4:0 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests- 40%, Quizzes- 25%, Labs 25%, Final Exam- 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 1. Students must have close toed shoes.
2. No eating are drinking in class room
3. Students are graded on participation, if a student is absent he/she can not get participation grade there for will result in a 0 for that class period.
4. Customers will expect Techs to act professional and talk professional. Cursing and profanity will not be allowed in class.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Missing a day of lecture can possible cause you to drop a letter grade on tests.
1. Tardiness: Tardiness (more than 5mins), for lectures or labs, 2 Tardies will count as an Absence.
2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for, an illness that requires a hospital stay or a death in your immediate family, excluding aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 5 absences=drop 1 letter grade, 7 absences=drop 2 letter grades, 9-absences=drop 3 letter grades, 11 absences=F
3. A student with Perfect attendance will receive 15 bonus points added to your test points total at the end of the semester.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other None
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Inmate Instruction
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.