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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

HVA 106 - Basic Piping for Contractors

This course is an introduction to piping principles and practices as they apply to Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration. The course utilizes a variety of pipes, pipe materials, and fittings in the instruction of proper method of joining pipe and material lists, measuring, and assembly of manifolds. The students will develop the skills needed to work with drawings and testing procedures. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Identify various types of pipes and fittings. Interpret and apply information contained in drawings and blue prints. Perform accurate measurements. Demonstrate procedures required for the HVAC&R pipe installation. Demonstrate the proper procedure for valve installation. Demonstrate appropriate procedures to test hydraulic and pneumatic pipe deficiencies. Demonstrate required safety knowledge.
Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: Co-Req: ENG 050 or ENG 099 or REA 075 or placement testscore