I. Course Prefix/Number: AHR 205
Course Name: HVAC Pneumatic
Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 3 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
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 HVAC Systems Air Handlers, Fans, Cooling Eqpt.
2 Definitions of Pneumatic Terms and Fittings Air Compres¬sors, Filters, Dryers, P.R.V.'s
3 Thermostats Single, 2 Pipe, Bleed, Direct/Reverse Acting, Day/Night, Win-ter/Summer
5 Controllers-Receiver Controller Direct Acting-Reverse Acting
6 Relays Selector, Diverting, Reversing, Averaging E.P/P.E.
7 Actuators-Motors-Operators-Dampers & Valves.
8 Humidification and control.
9 MID-TERM EXAM
10 Control Applications
Economizer Control, Fixed Quantity, Summer-Winter changeover, Day-Night Set-back.
11 Cooling & Dehumidification.
12 Class Tour - To be Announced
13 Terminal Unit Control applications
Temperature control accessories.
14 Piping Systems
Control Diagrams-Sequence of Operation
15 Maintenance of control systems
16 FINAL EXAM
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
B. No more than six (6) absences will be allowed. Anymore will result in a failing grade. (Three absences lowers one letter grade.)
C. All quizzes and exams must be completed.
D. Frequent tardiness will result in an absence.
E. Each student must participate in shop practices.
F. Do not leave the class for the evening without notifying your instructor.
IX. Instructional Materials
Text: Control Systems for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning by Roger W. Haines.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
B. Performance on Lab exercises and laboratory tasks.
C. "Hands On" performance evaluation, and class participation.
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.