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    Delta College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 
  
2017-2018
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ARC 111 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings

Credits: 3
Fundamentals and operating principles of air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems; including typical layout, calculations, sizing, and methods of installation. Credit may be earned in ARC 111 or RC 206  but not in both.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of a residential electrical system.
    1. Describe and use electrical symbols properly.
    2. Identify electrical devices and fixtures.
    3. Complete wiring diagrams of residential circuits.
    4. Draw and label a schematic of the service entrance system.
    5. Calculate the electrical demand load of a residential structure.
    6. Evaluate the NEC as a minimum standard for the electrical industry.
    7. Analyze minimum standards versus a “code-plus” approach.
    8. Complete hands-on wiring of basic residential circuits.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a residential plumbing system.
    1. Describe and use plumbing symbols properly.
    2. Identify plumbing piping and fixtures.
    3. Complete plumbing diagrams of residential dwellings.
    4. Draw and label a schematic of the water supply system.
    5. Draw and label a schematic of the water drainage system.
    6. Calculate the supply fixture units for a residential structure.
    7. Calculate the drainage fixture units for a residential structure.
    8. Analyze a public vs. private plumbing system.
    9. Evaluate the plumbing code as a minimum standard for the plumbing industry.
    10. Analyze minimum standards versus a “code-plus” approach.
    11. Complete hands-on work on supply and drainage systems.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of residential HVAC systems.
    1. Identify the elements of various heating systems.
    2. Compare and contrast the various heating systems.
    3. Identify the elements of various air conditioning systems.
    4. Compare and contrast the various air conditioning systems.
    5. Evaluate the effects of different fuels on these systems.
    6. Calculate heat loss and gain in order to properly size a HVAC system.



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