Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: HART-1341- Section: 1Z
Residential Air Conditioning
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Instructor Information
Instructor Hayden Vela
Phone(409) 984-6418
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201A
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 A study of components, applications, and installation of mechanical air conditioning systems including operating conditions, troubleshooting, repair, and charging of air conditioning systems.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Students will demonstrate environmental safety practices.
Students will troubleshoot, service, and repair air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.
Students will perform technician duties safely.
Students will work effectively as a team member.
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrates environmental safety practices.
Troubleshoots, services, and repairs air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.
Performs technician duties safely.
Works effectively as a team member.
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, 20th Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Publishing, ISBN 978-1-63126-354-5.
2: Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lab Manual, 20th Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Publishing, ISBN 978-1-63126-356-9.
3: Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Work Book, 20th Edition, Goodheart-WIllcox Publishing, ISBN 978-1-63126-355-2.
Lecture Topics
1. Students must wear close-toed shoes.
2. No outside food is allowed in the classroom.
3. Students are graded on participation. Absences will result in a 0 for the day.
4. Cursing and profanity is not allowed in the classroom. Technicians are expected to act professionally.
Major Assignments
Week 1: Course introduction and safety.
Week 2: Ch. 18 Pretest.
Week 3: Ch. 18 Quiz, Worksheet, and Test.
Week 4: Ch. 30 Pretest.
Week 5: Ch. 30 Quiz, Worksheet, and Test.
Week 6: Lab Corps, Ch. 3 Test.
Week 7: Lab Corps, Ch. 4 Test.
Week 8: Lab Corps, Ch. 7 Test.
Week 9: System Design and Components.
Week 10: Heat Loads and Calculations.
Week 11: Understanding Heat Transfers and Coil Spacing.
Week 12: Identifying Heat Loads in Homes and Offices.
Week 13: Residential Duct Design.
Week 14: Home A/C Installation.
Week 15: Home A/C Installation.
Week 16: Finals.
Final Exam Date May 6, 2021 - 7:30 AM   Through  May 6, 2021 - 8:45 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests- 50%
Labs- 20%
Participation- 20%
Final- 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Grades may be discussed in person before or after class, or through email.
Attendance Policy 1. Tardiness: Every other tardy will result in 1 class day being considered absent.
2. Absences: Absences may be excuse within reason. Being in class is essential for your college success and the
safety of not only yourself, but others around you due to missing safety briefings.
5 Absences = drop 1 letter grade.
7 Absences = drop 2 letter grades.
9 Absences = drop 3 letter grades.
11 Absences = Letter grade of F.
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Business and Industrial Technology
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.