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    Chapter 130. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education Subchapter B. Architecture and Construction

     

    First Year:

    HVAC 1 : HT3B70S1 : 13005800

    §130.59. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Technology I (One Credit), Adopted 2015.

    In Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Technology I, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter the industry as technicians in the HVAC and refrigeration industry or building maintenance industry, prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction management, or pursue an approved apprenticeship program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, principles of HVAC theory, use of tools, codes, and installation of HVAC and refrigeration equipment.

     

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    Plumbing 1 : HT3B80S1 : 13006000

    §130.61. Plumbing Technology I (One Credit), Adopted 2015

    In Plumbing Technology I, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter the industry as a plumbing apprentice, building maintenance technician, or supervisor or prepare for a postsecondary degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in industry workplace basics and employer/customer expectations, including how to use a plumbing code book; how to identify and use power and hand tools; how to be safe on the jobsite and when using hand and power tools; how to apply basic plumbing mathematics and plumbing drawing; and how to identify, fit, and use plastic, copper, cast iron, carbon steel, and corrugated stainless steel pipe. In addition, students will be introduced to gas, drainage, and water supply systems and continue their knowledge of workplace basics and green technologies.

     

    Second Year:

    HVAC 2 : HT4B70Y2 : 13005900

    §130.60. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Technology II (Two Credits), Adopted 2015.

    In Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Technology II, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills needed to enter the industry as HVAC and refrigeration technicians or building maintenance technicians or supervisors, prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction or construction management, or pursue an approved apprenticeship program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, electrical theory, use of tools, codes, installation of commercial HVAC equipment, heat pumps, troubleshooting techniques, various duct systems, and maintenance practices.

     

    Certification Opportunities:

    HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Technology 

    *EPA Section 608 Certification (Cost = $70)    

    *National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum and  

    Construction Level One Certification (Cost = None – Included in program) 

    *Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  

    30-hour Construction Authorization Card (Cost = $ 10)