2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AECT 320 - Mechanical Systems & Balancing

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): AECT 280  

Restriction(s): Junior or higher class level

Corequisite(s): None

Efficient operation of a building’s mechanical systems/components, and the balancing of HVAC loads for the comfort of the occupants, are key components of this course. Students will be exposed to testing and diagnostic equipment/processes commonly used in industry today. Additionally, trouble shooting, preventative maintenance, energy efficiency, potable water systems and emergency issues will be studied. Cross listed with FMGT 320 .

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. The student will perform necessary calculations to identify associated costs and savings of various mechanical systems
  2. The student will accurately describe techniques to remedy various load balancing problems
  3. The student will demonstrate proficiency by flowcharting solutions to various problems involving maintenance and trouble-shooting
  4. Students will accurately describe methods of resolving potential emergency problems as they relate to a facility’s mechanical systems