Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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CMGT 280 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems

(R only) CE-R

Studies materials and equipment used in heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical power, lighting, water supply, and sewage disposal systems in buildings. The scope of the course ranges from selection of necessary equipment to the development and coordination of mechanical, electrical, and related drawings. Assessment Level(s): ELAW 980 /ELAR 980 , MATH 050 . Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.

3 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 030  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.


Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Present a general overview of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) principles that make up any construction project.
  • Recognize basic energy system design principles and their applications in the construction industry.
  • Use basic HVAC principles to develop or contribute to the laying out and designing of an HVAC system for residential and commercial construction projects.
  • Use basic plumbing principles to read, lay out and design simple plumbing systems for residential construction projects.
  • Develop an understanding of basic fire protection principles, and their importance in the construction industry.
  • Use basic electrical principles to read, layout and design a simple electrical system for residential construction projects.
  • Determine the need for a passive, active and/or hybrid system(s) for new and existing constructions.
  • Become familiar with using sustainability, green and regenerative design strategies in the design and development of electrical and mechanical systems.

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