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Course Description

COURSE:  WENG 460 Introduction to Mechanical Systems

OBJECTIVE:  For each student to comprehend the purpose of mechanical systems in order to facilitate their design, construction, and operation.

DESCRIPTION:  Description: This course introduces facility mechanical systems to include Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and fire protection systems. This course covers the functional requirements, types, execution (design, construction, and acceptance), and operation of such systems. This course includes the following lesson blocks: fundamentals, requirements, systems & components, and sustainable performance.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Engineers, Project Managers, and Engineering Supervisors

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Planners, Construction Managers, Program Managers, Quality Assurance Evaluators, Technicians, and Contractors

GRADE:   Officers: O1-O6; Enlisted: E4-E9; Civilians: GS5-GS14, WG1-WG11, WL7-WL11, WS9-WS15+


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  A calculator is recommended. The ability to print and scan is required for completion of homework assignments

NOTE: If you’d like to enroll in the current offering and it is within 2 weeks of the start of the offering, please email us using the Contact Us button below.

DELIVERY METHOD:  Web - This course is offered as a self-paced web course, where students will view lessons online, complete homework assignments, and do quizzes. An instructor will be available to answer questions throughout the duration of the course. Homework assignments will be graded within 3 duty days of their receipt, and feedback will be provided to the student for all graded work. The course is offered several times per year, with each offering lasting 5 weeks. All coursework must be completed by the end of the offering. Students can enroll for an offering when registration opens (90 days before the start date).

Course Enrollment Closes for all AFIT CE offerings 14 days prior to Course Start Date!

Starting 1 January 2020, non-Air Force students may be charged tuition. For more information, please contact our course managers by clicking the Contact Us button.

COURSE CREDIT:  2.5 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards


QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

28-Feb-2022 to 26-Mar-2022 / Web Enabled (Registration closes 14-Feb-2022)
05-Sep-2022 to 30-Sep-2022 / Web Enabled (Registration closes 22-Aug-2022)


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