I. Course Prefix/Number: AHR 102
Course Name: Heating
Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 3 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
- Demonstrate their understanding of a working furnace by performing standard testing procedure.
- Describe the proper working of a natural gas conventional and high efficiency forced air heating systems.
- Define the safety codes for combustion flue venting installation etc. that apply to residential heating systems.
- Demonstrate the use of VOM for testing and trouble shooting purposes.
- Evaluate the results of test results from a combustion test using a CO analyzer.
- Recognize system performance operating conditions.
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
- Gas Heat
- Sources of Heat
- Heating Mediums
- Warm Air Systems and Heating Equipment
- Warm Air Furnaces
- Gas-Fired Furnaces
- Conventional Warm Air Furnaces
- High Efficiency Warm Air Furnaces Equipment Lab
- Unit Controls
- Selection and Sizing of Heating Equipment
- Troubleshooting Heating Systems
- Troubleshooting a Warm Air Furnace
VII. Methods of Instruction
The methods include lectures, videos, class discussions; a mixture of classroom exercise, and supervised hands-on experience in laboratory.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
- All laboratory safety rules must be followed by students.
- The maximum allowed absences are six (6). Any more will result in a failing grade.
(Three absences will lower your grade by one letter grade).
- All quizzes and exam must be completed.
- Three tardiness will be equal to one absence.
- Each student must participate in shop practices.
- Do not leave the class for the evening without notifying your instructor.
- The schedule of lecture and lab assignments is tentative. It may change as conditions dictate.
- Lecture attendance is mandatory.
IX. Instructional Materials
Books to be chosen by instructor
Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
- Quizzes, Mid-term and a comprehensive final exam.
- Assessment of performance on exercises and laboratory task.
- "Hands on" performance evaluation
XI. Other Course Information
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.