Heating/Air Condioning/Appliance Tech (HACAT)

Courses

HACAT-115 BASIC ELECTRICITY 5.00 Credits

The student will learn basic electricity principles including how to measure voltage, current, resistance, and wattage. Troubleshooting various types of motors (single-phase and three phase) along with capacitance and inductance measures will be taught. Further, the course will explain how various controls are used in HVAC, appliances and their applications.

HACAT-135 AUTOMATIC DRYERS 2.00 Credits

Students will learn the operation and repair of electric and gas dryers. The student will be taught to properly diagnose and repair all current models of dryers. Instructional areas are installation requirements, repair drive systems, repair seal mechanisms, replace console panels, replace seals, replace motor assemblies, replace start switches, replace door switches, diagnose timer assemblies, diagnose electronic controls, replace drum supports, service electric heating systems, and service gas heating systems.

HACAT-145 AUTOMATIC WASHERS 4.00 Credits

Training in the operation and service of washing machines. The student will be instructed in the proper diagnosis and repair of all current models. The course outline includes installation, repairing timers, replacing water level switches, replacing safety switches, diagnosing various solenoids, replacing drive motors, replacing pumps, replacing filters, replacing pump guards, replacing dispensers, replacing inner/outer tubs, repairing transmissions, repairing clutch mechanisms, installing/adjusting belts, diagnosing electrical problems, and repairing damaged cabinets.

HACAT-155 DISHWASHERS/COMPACTORS 3.00 Credits

Training in the operation and service of dishwashers and compactors. The student will be instructed on how to properly diagnose and repair all current models. The course outline includes installation requirements, repairing wash systems, replacing door seals, replacing timer assemblies, diagnosing various electrical problems, replacing drive mechanisms, and repairing safety switches.

HACAT-165 RANGES/MICROWAVE OVENS 3.00 Credits

Training in the operation and services of ranges and microwave ovens. The student will be taught to properly diagnose and repair all current models. The course outline includes installation, repairing surface cooking systems, repairing oven systems, replacing safety switches, repairing door assemblies, repairing interlock systems on microwave ovens, repairing protection mechanisms on microwave ovens, repairing high-voltage components, and diagnosing electrical and mechanical problems.

HACAT-215 HVAC PRINCIPLES 5.00 Credits

Teaches the proper handling procedures of refrigerants, brazing techniques, the evacuation and charging processes, the proper usage of tools specific to this trade, installation requirements, HVAC controls, and familiarizes the student with various kinds of motors used in the HVAC products. Requires first aid. Students learn how to work with customers, and find parts for repair of HVAC and appliance products.

HACAT-225 REFRIGERATION THEORY 6.00 Credits

Study of the operation and service of commercial refrigeration systems to include evaporators, condensers, compressors, and metering devices. Defrost systems and commercial ice making are also covered. Electrical control systems, pressure control systems, and other devices specific to refrigeration systems will be taught. The course will also prepare students to take the ESCO Refrigerant Certification for handling all refrigerants as required by the EPA.

HACAT-235 AIR CONDITIONING THEORY 11.00 Credits

Service and operation of air conditioning systems to include evaporators, condensers, compressors, and metering devices. Air distribution and comfort/psychometrics will be taught. All-weather systems will be worked on including heat pumps. Defrost systems will also be taught. Requirements to prepare students for the low voltage certification as required by Washington State will also be covered.

HACAT-245 DOMESTIC PRODUCTS 3.00 Credits

Provides basic understanding on domestic refrigeration products and icemakers for refrigerators and freezers; to train on repair of most major brands. The student will learn basic troubleshooting processes and the controls used in these products.

HACAT-255 HEATING SYSTEMS 8.00 Credits

Learn basic operation and service of heating systems to include electric, gas, oil, hydronic, solar, and heat pump systems. Study of the controls used in these systems and troubleshooting techniques will be taught as well as venting and piping requirements as used on these products.

HACAT-265 WATER HEAT SYSTEMS 2.00 Credits

Provides basic knowledge of water heating systems to include gas, and electric hot water heaters as well as gas and oil hydronic heating systems. The student will learn basic operation and service of water heating systems, study controls used in these systems, trouble-shooting techniques, and determine venting/piping requirements as used on these products.

HACAT-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN HEATING AIR CONDITIONING AND APPLIANCE TECHNOLOGY 1.00-8.00 Credits

HACAT-294 IN: HEATING, AC AND APPLIANCE TECH 8.00 Credits

Advanced on-the-job training in servicing laundry, refrigeration, and heating products. The student is a paid, part-time employee supervised by an employer. The coordinator works with the employer to establish and maintain goals. May be repeated. Instructor's permission needed - second year only.