An examination of the basic principles of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Topics include heat transfer, air conditioning and refrigeration cycles; hydronic and air system components; differentiation between system types; equipment and tools needed for common and emerging HVAC technologies. Students explore heat recover ventilators, humidifiers, filters, geothermal heat pumps and assess both traditional and renewable energy/energy efficiency job opportunities in the HVAC industry. This course includes basic hands on HVAC training. Special Requirements: Must possess physical ability to use power tools. Prequisite: COL 090, ENG 090 and MAT 090 or satisfactory placement test score. Please be aware that the instructor is assuming your level of math is as stated in the prerequisites. Math requirements are described below: MAT 090: Credit-free students must have proficiency in mathematical operations with whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents. MAT 105: Credit-free students must have proficiency in mathematical operations with whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents. They must also have proficiency in basic algebraic concepts of variable, negative numbers, numeric and algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, integer exponents and graphing. Credit-free students may take the college placement test at no cost to help determine their math level.