ACR 114 EPA Seminar and Exam


Campus Location:
Georgetown
Effective Date:
2020-51
Prerequisite:
ACR 102 or concurrent, SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
1.00 credits
1.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course prepares students to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Technician Certification for stationary equipment.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

The Technician Certification Exam is included as part of this course.

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Interpret the Core Requirements for the EPA Certification Test. (CCC 2, 4; PGC 1, 4, 6)
  2. Interpret the Type I Requirements for the EPA Certification Test. (CCC 2, 4 ; PGC 1, 6)
  3. Interpret the Type II Requirements for the EPA Certification Test. (CCC 2, 4; PGC 1, 6)
  4. Interpret the Type III Requirements for the EPA Certification Test. (CCC 2, 4; PGC 1, 6)
  5. Complete the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Exam. (CCC 2, 4; PGC 1, 6, 7)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Interpret the Core Requirements for the EPA Certification Test.
    1. Explain refrigeration servicing procedures.
    2. Discuss ozone depletion and the potential health effects.
    3. Examine prohibitions against venting chlorine based refrigerants.
    4. Interpret EPA regulations relating to section 608 of the 1990 Clean Air Act.
    5. Discuss recovery, recycling, and reclaiming.
    6. Explain the effects of substitute refrigerants and oils.
    7. Discuss safety as it relates to handling ozone depleting refrigerants.
  2. Interpret the Type I Requirements for the EPA Certification Test.
    1. Examine equipment and recovery requirements for Type I Appliances.
    2. Explain recovery procedures for Type I Appliances.
    3. List safety procedures related to Type I Appliances.
  3. Interpret the Type II Requirements for the EPA Certification Test.
    1. Examine equipment and service procedures relating to Type II Appliances.
    2. Demonstrate recovery procedures for Type II Appliances.
  4. Interpret the Type III Requirements for the EPA Certification Test.
    1. Examine equipment and recovery requirements for Type III Appliances.
    2. Describe recovery procedures for Type III Appliances.
    3. List safety requirements related to Type III Appliances.
  5. Complete the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Exam.
    1. Complete requirements for Core certification and a minimum of one of the following:
      1. Type I, Type II, Type III, Universal certification.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Core Exam (Summative)

70%

Specialty Certification Exams (Summative)(equally weighted)

30%

TOTAL

100%

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

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  1. Demonstrate professional behaviors that satisfy workplace expectations and include adherence to safety and environmental concerns related to the field.
  2. Service commercial refrigeration and residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVACR) systems, and interpret related electrical wiring diagrams and schematics.
  3. Apply theories of electricity and high and low voltage controls to the HVACR field.
  4. Explain scientific principles as they relate to HVACR system operations.
  5. Safely use tools, instruments, and equipment related to the HVACR industry.
  6. Explain the principles of operation, service, and repair of residential HVACR and commercial refrigeration systems.
  7. Identify best practices for proper installation of HVACR equipment and systems.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.