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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Servicing Environmental Systems Curriculum (SMAC-0006)

Location: 

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry, Fairfax, VA, and other ITI approved locations.

Length: 

Version 1: 400 hours of classroom instruction and 3,200 hours of supervised practical experience over two years.  Version 2: 512 hours of classroom instruction and 3,600 hours of supervised practical experience over two years.

Dates: 

Version 1: April 2013 – September 2015. Version 2: October 2015 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2:  Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate the skills and knowledge to: lay out, braze and solder piping systems; leak test piping and equipment; evacuate and charge systems with refrigerant; apply proper techniques for recovering and recycling refrigerant; safely service and test electrical components; connect pressure testing equipment; measure system performance; and diagnose and repair system malfunctions.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2:  Major topics include: refrigeration principles and components; air conditioning; diagnostics; electricity; motors; HVAC systems and ventilation; heating systems; heat pumps; commercial systems; pneumatic systems; electronic systems; and energy management. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, audiovisual materials, quizzes, and projects or examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in HVAC Tools and Equipment, 3 semester hours in Refrigeration Principles and Components, 4 semester hours in Refrigeration Systems Maintenance, 3 semester hours in Air Conditioning Systems, 4 semester hours in Air Conditioning Systems Maintenance, 4 semester hours in Electrical Controls, 3 semester hours in Electric Motors and Controllers, 3 semester hours in HVAC Systems, 3 semester hours in Heat Pump Principles and Controls, and 3 semester hours in Commercial Systems for a total of semester 32 hours (10/15 administrative review). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in HVAC Tools and Equipment, 3 semester hours in Refrigeration Principles and Components, 4 semester hours in Refrigeration Systems Maintenance, 4 semester hours in Air Conditioning Systems, 4 semester hours in Air Conditioning Systems Maintenance, 3 semester hours in Applied electricity, 2 semester hours in Electrical Controls, 2 semester hours in Electric Motors and Controllers, 2 semester hours in Heating, 3 semester hours in Heat Pump Principles and Controls, 1 semester hour in Hot Water Heating Systems or Introduction to Hydronics, 3 semester hours in Mechanical Code, 3 semester hours in Commercial Systems, and 1 semester hour in Manufacturing Communication for a total of 36 semester hours (10/15).

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