ES -072.-63Z, Call# 2614
Instructor: Steve Murphy
Winter 2002, 1.0 Unit
De Anza College Distance Learning Center
Office Location: LCW-102
Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245
Office Hours: M-Th, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri: CLOSED

This new live video class is an overview of the field of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning, HVAC, and its importance in today's society, including future implications, and discussion of careers and impact on modern culture and society. This module introduces the subject of today's HVAC systems and related energy and conservation issues.

Online Class Folder

Eligibility for English 100A; Reading 201; ESL 161-163 is advised.

Office Hours: 5:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Days/Hours: Tuesday evening prior to class
Phone/Voicemail: (408) 864-8999 Ext. 3185
FAX Telephone(s): (408) 864-8245, (408) 864-5546
Office Location: S-56a
E-mail Address: smurphy@dadistance.fhda.edu

Be prepared to spend six hours per week attending class and using and studying the course materials.

  1. Read over the Online Orientation. (Online Orientation may be found at this address: http://distance.deanza.fhda.edu/emtp/courseo.shtml). The last day to add the class (if seats are available) is March 12, 2002.
  2. Participate in the three live and interactive three-hour videoconferences.
  3. Complete one three-hour field trip or lab activity (assignment to be announced).
  4. Complete all reading assignments.
  5. Complete class assignments.
  6. Complete "HVAC System Survey" during lab activity.
  7. Complete and turn in Class Journal/Notes as assigned.

After completing the reading assignments and participating in the video programs, you should be able to:

  1. Identify and understand the different types of HVAC systems found in today's commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
  2. Clearly understand the importance of Title 24 and its effect on Indoor Air Quality and building ventilation systems.
  3. Identify and understand the value of HVAC energy management systems.
  4. More clearly understand the advantages/disadvantages of using evaporative cooling and other innovative concepts in today's HVAC systems and equipment.
  5. Explore career opportunities in the HVAC field.

The course materials for students will be at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/faculty/murphy/es72 and at your site.

Three three-hour Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) video programs.


Viewing Options for HVAC video programs.

  1. Participate at your college campus in the 4CNET videoconferencing or videotape off satellite (see attached 4CNET & CSat Schedule).
  2. The receive sites may videotape the in-coming signal of the class or off satellite for later viewing. Check with the technical staff where you may view the tape at your convenience.
  3. On-site (De Anza) students check out tapes from the Open Media Lab to view overnight at home.

The course content comes from the videoclasses and assigned readings. Your activities will be from both the readings and video programs. If, for any reason, you miss watching a video program during the assigned week, you should still keep current with your reading assignments.

Work on the lessons in the following order:

  1. Read the textbook assignment (prior to the video class).
  2. Participate in the video class lecture:
    1. at your receive site, or
    2. on videotape in the local Media Lab, in the
      De Anza Learning Center, or
    3. on videotape checked out from your local Media Lab (limited copies) to view at home.
  3. Complete any required written assignments (see the Assignment Schedule).


  1. Homework Assignments: There are 2 homework assignments and a final "HVAC System Survey". Student "Class Journals/Folders" also need to be turned in for credit. The due dates for each assignment are listed in your lecture schedule. These 4 assignments are worth a total of 250 points!
  2. Lab Activity: Your lab is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 from 9 AM- 12 NOON . Your lab activity will be at your specific school site.

Submitting Assignments: Copy and attach the cover sheet on the last page of this syllabus.

Graded homework is returned for On-campus students to the DL Center about 7-10 days after its due date. Please present your DASB Photo ID to the Distance Learning Center staff to retrieve your work.. Off-campus students send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your assignment and your homework

Final Grading and Point Breakdown:

Attendance (4@10 pts each) 40 A 90 - 100%
Homework 1 and 2 (30 each) 60 B 80 - 89%
HVAC System Survey 100 C 70 - 79%
Class Journal/Folder 50 D 60 - 69%
Total points 250 points F 59% and below

Policy on Copying and Cheating
Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments receive a failing grade in the course and are reported to college authorities.

You may access your final grades through the Star System at 408-777-9394 or 650-917-0509 or the Internet at https://regserv.fhda.edu/da-grades.html.


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