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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

120 Southside Virginia

120 Southside Virginia Community College phasizes interviewing techniques, employer/employee relationships, motivation theory, legal issues, safety, and environmental concerns. Includes development of team building and interpersonal skills through activities and cases. Explores diversity and cultural differences at they apply to human resource compliance and performance issues. Lecture 3 hours per week. AGR 190 Coordinated Internship (1-5 Cr) Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. AGR 205 Soil Fertility and Management (3 Cr) Studies the factors influencing soil productivity with emphasis upon fertilizer materials from production to application. Discusses time, sources, and soil acidity. Presents soil testing techniques, interpretation of soil tests, and the addition of nutrients to correct or prevent deficiencies. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. AGR 231 Agribusiness Marketing, Risk Management, and Entrepreneurship (3 Cr) Covers marketing techniques required to create an effective marketing plan addressing product, price, place, promotion, and people considerations of an agribusiness. Emphasizes unique aspects of agricultural products and risk management including price fluctuations and biosecurity. Projects explore entrepreneurship and creative marketing plans for a proposed farm or agribusiness. Lecture 3 hours per week. AGR 232 Professional Selling for Agribusiness (3 Cr) Explores sales and marketing careers in the agricultural industry. Analyzes customer’s personality profile and needs to formulate an effective value-based sales presentation. Covers psychology of personality styles, buyer motivation, and conflict resolution. Researches agriculture customers and products to make a realistic sales call with actual sales professionals. Lecture 3 hours per week. AGR 233 Food Production, Safety, Biosecurity, and Quality Control (3 Cr) Explores food production practices and their influence on food product quality, nutrition, and safety. Covers processing techniques for reducing spoilage, increasing farmer’s share of the food dollar and diversifying farm incomes. Includes analytical methods for tracking and reporting quality control practices. Explores equipment, packaging, laws, regulations, standards, and financial sources for on farm and small-scale processing. Lecture 3 hours per week. AGR 234 Chemical Application and Pest Management (3 Cr) Teaches concepts of proper application of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals used in landscape and turf management and in production agriculture; including application methods, equipment calibration and configuration, occupational health and safety, and pesticide laws and regulations. Lecture 3 hours per week. AGR 241 Agricultural Policy, Leadership, and Professional Service (3 Cr) Enhances personal and professional leadership skills to build consensus and collaboratively solve agricultural issues. Uses the Virginia legislative process to track and influence relevant policy. Partners with stakeholders and key agricultural groups to advocate agriculture’s importance to society and remove barriers that prevent farm/agribusiness acquisition and transition. Identifies relevant professional service and leadership opportunities that will affect changes for the benefit of agricultural and rural communities. Covers current policy and public programs related to taxation, land use, environmental protection, water quality, population changes, water conservation, climate change and quality of rural life. Reinforces written and oral communication skills. Lecture 3 hours per week. AGR 242 Animal Production, Products and Emerging Technologies (3 Cr) Teaches theoretical and practical science-based animal production and management systems; principles of nutrition, reproduction, economics, and breeding and selection of beef cattle, swine, sheep, poultry, goats, fish and other specialty animal enterprises. Includes management practices, marketing, housing, and mitigation of environmental impacts with emphasis on profitable business enterprises for small to medium sized producers and collaborative opportunities to expand profitability for traditional enterprises. Introduces emerging technologies influencing production practices and new products. Lecture 3 hours per week. AGR 244 Agricultural Alternative Energy Solutions (3 Cr) Explores agricultural animals, plants, and specialty enterprises that produce energy as well as wind and solar energy solutions. Encourages students to assess current energy use of an existing residential or commercial site and implement energy reduction strategies, and student’s proposals implement current technology

solutions for on-site energy production. Provides the foundation for discovering new ways to help farm and agribusinesses through basic electrical and chemical concepts and to reduce costs and research new opportunities for enhancing profitability. Includes field trips to active energy conservation and production sites, reinforcing classroom instruction. Lecture 3 hours per week. AGR 290 Coordinated Internship (1-5 Cr) Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, AND REFRIGERATION AIR 117 Metal Layout I (3 Cr) Presents measuring and gauging of sheet metal, types of metal, handling sheet metal, cutting and bending, layout. Teaches fundamentals of drafting, basic drawing instruments, lettering practices. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week. AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I (3 Cr) Studies refrigeration theory, characteristics of refrigerants, temperature, and pressure, tools and equipment, soldering, brazing, refrigeration systems, system components, compressors, evaporators, metering devices. Presents charging and evaluation of systems and leak detection. Explores servicing the basic system. Explains use and care of oils and additives and troubleshooting of small commercial systems. Part I of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. AIR 122 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II (3 Cr) Presents operations of commercial refrigeration systems, ice machines, design, installation, and service, air conditioning and heat pumps. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. AIR 123 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration III (3-4 Cr) Psychometric properties of air, heat load and gain calculation, heated and chilled water systems, duct, design, air distribution and air comfort requirements. Part I of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. AIR 124 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration III-IV (3-4 Cr) Psychometric properties of air, heat load and gain calculation, heated and chilled water systems, duct, design, air distribution and air comfort requirements. Part II of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. AIR 134 Circuits and Controls I (4 Cr) Presents circuit diagrams for heating units, reading and drawing of circuit diagrams, types of electrical components, analysis and characteristics of circuits and controls, testing and servicing. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. AIR 135 Circuits and Controls II (3-4 Cr) Introduces electricity for air conditioning which includes circuit elements, direct current circuits and motors, single and three-phase circuits and motors, power distribution systems, and protective devices. Studies the electron and its behavior in passive and active circuits and components. Demonstrates electronic components and circuits as applied to air conditioning systems. Prerequisite AIR 134. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. AIR 136 Circuits and Controls III (5 Cr) Introduces types of circuits and controls used in home, commercial and industrial air conditioning systems. Includes servicing and installation procedures for electrical regulation of fan speed for air volume control. Explains operational and safety control and how schematic and pictorial diagrams are used in these systems. Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week. AIR 154 Heating Systems I (3 Cr) Introduces types of fuels and their characteristics of combustion; types, components, and characteristics of burners, and burner efficiency analyzers. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. AIR 155 Heating Systems II (3 Cr) Studies commercial gas and oil boilers to include troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and servicing. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. AIR 181 Planning and Estimating I (2-3 Cr) Presents fundamentals of blueprint reading as applied to the building trades. Emphasizes air conditioning distribution, designing and drawing residential systems, take-off of materials and estimating the cost of the sys-