Construction Systems (CONS)



60A Construction Systems-Introduction to HVAC I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 46, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5, W5 and M40.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (HVAC) 301.
In this course, trade mathematics and drawings, the tools of the trade, blueprint terminology and basic rigging equipment and procedures as applicable to HVAC are covered. This course is designed to give the construction HVAC student an understanding of copper and plastic piping practices. (FT) AA/AS.

60B Construction Systems-Introduction to HVAC II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 60A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (HVAC) 302.
This course introduces the construction HVAC trainee to the basic concepts and environmental concerns related to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, including: soldering, brazing, ferrous metal piping practices, basic electricity, heating and cooling. This course also describes the HVAC program and the career opportunities available in the HVAC trade. (FT) AA/AS.

61A Construction Systems-Intermediate HVAC I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 60B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (HVAC) 303.
This course instructs the HVAC trainee in the properties of air, and covers chimneys, flues and vents. Students are introduced to basic mechanical procedures commonly performed in HVAC service work, such as the operation, installation and servicing of electric furnaces. This course also introduces the student to alternating current and electronic components and circuits used in HVAC systems. (FT) AA/AS.

61B Construction Systems-Intermediate HVAC II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 61A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Heating, Ventilation,
Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (HVAC) 304.
This course instructs the HVAC trainee in HVAC controls and metering devices and introduces the trainee to control circuit analysis. This course also covers compressors and heat pumps and instructs the student in leak detection, evacuation, recovery and charging service procedures used to troubleshoot, repair and/ or maintain proper operation of the mechanical refrigeration system. (FT) AA/AS.

62A Construction Systems-Advanced HVAC I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 61B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (HVAC) 305.
This course instructs the HVAC trainee in preventive maintenance and provides an introduction to troubleshooting applying to all types of HVAC equipment. This course also covers troubleshooting electronic controls, gas heating, electric heating and oil heating. (FT) AA/AS.

62B Construction Systems-Advanced HVAC II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 62A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (HVAC) 306.
This course instructs the HVAC trainee in troubleshooting cooling, accessories, heat pumps and commercial heating and cooling systems. This course also covers water and air balance, steam systems and customer relations. (FT) AA/AS.

63A Construction Systems-HVAC Specialties I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 62B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (HVAC) 307.
This course covers advanced blueprint reading and specifications as they relate to HVAC, indoor air quality and energy conservation equipment commonly used in HVAC systems. This course also covers energy management systems and the methods of water treatment and water treatment equipment used with HVAC systems. (FT) AA/AS.

63B Construction Systems-HVAC Specialties II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 63A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (HVAC) 308.
This course covers commercial heating and cooling systems, maintenance of these systems and system start-up and shut down. This course also covers commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, equipment, refrigerated warehouses, walk-in coolers display cases, etc. (FT) AA/AS.

70A Construction Systems-Introduction to Low Voltage Building Systems I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 46, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5 and M40.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Construction Electronic Systems Technician 301A.
This course provides the Construction Systems - Low Voltage Building Systems student with instruction in general construction site safety, measurements and formulas, use of hand and power tools, interpretation of blueprints, basic rigging techniques and methods used to move equipment and materials. AA/AS.

70B Construction Systems-Introduction to Low Voltage Building Systems II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 70A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Construction Electronic Systems Technician 301B.
This course provides the Construction Systems - Low Voltage Building Systems student with instruction in industry standards, and building codes, residential and commercial construction methods, basic electrical theory, electrical meters, OSHA safety standards, and ladders and rigging. (FT) AA/AS.

71A Construction Systems-Intermediate Low Voltage Building Systems I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 70B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Construction Electronic Systems Technician 302A.
This course provides the Construction Systems - Low Voltage Building Systems student with instruction in mathematics related to the trade, electronic theory, electronic measurement tools and techniques, AC and DC electrical systems and grounding, and blueprint reading related to the trade. (FT) AA/AS.

71B Construction Systems-Intermediate Low Voltage Building Systems II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 71A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Construction Electronic Systems Technician 302B.
This course provides the Construction Systems - Low Voltage Building Systems student with instruction in types of cabling, switches and relays, terminating conductors, low-voltage codes and standards, and computer cabling applications. (FT) AA/AS.

72A Construction Systems-Advanced Low Voltage Building Systems I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 71B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Construction Electronic Systems Technician 303A.
This course provides the Construction Systems - Low Voltage Building Systems student with instruction in wire and cable selection, advanced buses and networks, fiber optic installation, cable and satellite television systems, and wireless communications. (FT) AA/AS.

72B Construction Systems-Advanced Low Voltage Building Systems II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Construction Systems 72A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Construction Electronic Systems Technician 303B.
This course provides the Construction Systems - Low Voltage Building Systems student with instruction in site survey, job planning and documentation, maintenance and repair, supervision, and fire and security alarm systems. (FT) AA/AS.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.