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Now offered online, through this course, you will gain an understanding of the mechanical systems of the kitchen and bath including the following: electrical, ventilation, plumbing, heating and cooling. Through a series of class projects, you will learn how to assess electrical requirements related to the selection of lighting and ventilation equipment for the kitchen and bath according to NKBA Planning Guidelines. You will develop an awareness of plumbing systems as well as codes to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Mechanical systems will be discussed as well as the implications of altering the system as related to the cost, structure, and design. COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: o Comprehend the "big picture" as well as detailed information on the inner workings of mechanical systems and equipment for the two most important rooms of the home. o Develop an understanding of electrical and lighting, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. o Learn to prepare a mechanical plan. o Understand the effect that lighting has on one's perception of an environment. o Learn how to use the various sources of lighting available to design professionals.
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