2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog

AECT 280 - Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing


Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course presents the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical equipment requirements for buildings. Topics include design of water supply and sanitary systems; environmental comfort (heat loss, heat gain, temperature and humidity); principles of warm air, steam, hot-water, radiant-panel and electrical heating systems; air- conditioning systems; planning and layout of warm-air and air-conditioning sheet metal and hot-water heating piping for residential and commercial building; alternate energy systems both active and passive; basic design and installation of residential electrical circuits; symbols and electrical theory; and basic code elements.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Students will learn mechanical, electrical and plumbing symbols and drawing identifications, through lecture, textbook reading assignments, and during interactive lab sessions.
  2. Students will learn mechanical, electrical and plumbing system components through lecture, textbook reading assignments, and during interactive lab sessions.
  3. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems through effectively reading blueprints and sketching various systems and components.
  4. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems through effectively reading blueprints and sketching various systems and components.
  5. Students will express an understanding of codes when evaluating the design of plumbing systems.