Air Condition 1
I. Course Prefix/Number: AHR 102
Course Name: Air Condition 1
Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 3 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
1. Have basic knowledge of residential warm-air heating systems.
2. Understand the proper working of a natural gas conventional and high efficiency forced air heating systems.
3. Know the safety codes for combustion flue venting installation etc. that apply to residential heating systems.
4. Know basic troubleshooting techniques.
5. Know how to perform combustion tests and evaluate the results of those tests.
6. Evaluate System Performance and operating conditions.
Laboratory work will give the student time to apply the principles and procedures discussed in the test and during lectures.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
1 Introduction and Orientation
2 Chapter 1 - Gas Heat
3 Chapter 2 - Sources of Heat
Chapter 3 - Combustion
4 Chapter 4 - Heating Mediums
Chapter 5 - Warm Air Systems and Heating Equipment
5 Chapter 6 - Warm Air Furnaces
Chapter 7 - Gas-Fired Furnaces
7 Chapter 8 - Conventional Warm Air Furnaces
9 Chapter 10 - High Efficiency Warm Air Furnaces Equipment Lab
10 Chapter 11 - Unit Controls
11 Chapter 15 - Selection and Sizing of Heating Equip¬ment LAB
13 Chapter 19 - Trouble Shooting Heating Systems.
15 Chapter 21 - Troubleshooting a Warm Air Furnace
17 FINAL EXAM
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Textbook: Heating Technology by S. Don Swenson
Lab equipment and mockup units
Various manufacturers service date for high efficiency furnaces. (Handouts)
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
All appropriate safety precautions must be observed during lab sessions. Any accident must be reported immediately. The lab must be cleaned and all equipment picked up before leaving.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.