Special discounts are available for groups, corporate accounts and students taking multiple courses. To learn more, call us toll-free at: 1-877-211-4523

Air Conditioning Fundamentals: 1 - Introduction to Basic System Operation New

Course Description

Module 1: Introduction to Basic System Operation Description: The operation of the vapor compressor system and the components and fluids associated with it, the basic principles of thermodynamics Learning Outcome: Upon the completion of this module, you will understand:
1. Describe the operation of a simple vapor compression system.

2. Explain the basic function of the following system components:

  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Evaporator
  • Metering device
  • Piping/tubing
  • Refrigerant lubricant

Topic 1: Vapor Compression System

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Basic Principles of Thermodynamics
  • Saturation, Superheating and Subcooling
  • Check – Point Question: Basic Principles of Thermodynamics
  • Check – Point Question: Saturation, Superheat, and Subcooling
  • Components of an Air Conditioning System
  • Comparing Air Conditioning Systems to the Human Body
  • Check – Point Question: Components of an Air Conditioning System
  • Topic Summary

Topic 2: Components of a Vapor Compression System

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • System Components
  • Compressor
  • Check – Point Question: Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Metering Device
  • Evaporator
  • Check – Point Question: Condenser, Metering Device, and Evaporator
  • Piping/Tubing System
  • Refrigerant
  • Lubricant
  • Check – Point Question: System Components
  • Check – Point Question: System Components
  • Topic Summary



Credit Card Logos
We accept all major credit cards

Features & Benefits

Unlimited Access

Learn what you want at your own pace and on your own schedule.

Comprehensive Catalog

Over 6,000 online compliance training courses, assessments, and exams.

Multimedia Content

Interactive multimedia courses with instant grading and timely reporting.

Expert Instructors

Learn from top experts who are passionate about their field.

Group Discounts

Get great discounts and save with group enrollment.

24x7 Support

24-hour support for any online course via phone, email or live chat.

Trusted by professionals

We are committed to ensuring a better online learning experience for our students. See why thousands of people chose Online Institute of America to satisfy their online training requirements.

Overall, I think the coursework is great. Everything is explained in simple English and the voiceover is wonderful.

— Lori A. Leonard, IBM

Catherine was terrific and answered all of my questions with great professionalism. Great Job!

— Elizabeth D, Student

Needed assistance getting into my account and Kris set me up. Fast helpful service! Thank you.

— Brian T, Kraft Canada

Read more reviews from our students

Have a question about our online training programs?