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AUT 150 - Automotive Air Conditioning
This course is designed to provide the student with theory and skill in the design operation, diagnostic, repair, and service procedures of the automotive heating and air conditioning combinations, individual controls, and refrigerants used in air conditioning systems. Manual and automatic operations of systems, basic and advanced control systems, and computer controlled air conditioning systems will be discussed. In addition, temperature controls systems, refrigerant control systems, proper maintenance procedures, and recommendations will also be addressed. Topics such as electrical, electronic diagnosis, troubleshooting, retrofitting R-12 systems to R-134A, and utilizing proper antifreeze protection will also be covered.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate safety and caution with refrigerants.
- Obtain EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) certification.
- Handle approved refrigerants.
- Diagnose heating and air conditioning system failures.
- Diagnose and repair electric and electronic systems.
- Discharge, evacuate, and repair various systems.
- Repair and change various systems.
- Drain, flush and refill cooling systems.
- Operate combustion and individual controls.
- Identify refrigerants to be used in A/C systems.
- Apply basic and advanced control systems.
- Recommend maintenance procedures.
- Operate manual and automatic systems.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices (AUT 100)
1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory each week 2 credits