Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AO 170 - Heating and Air Conditioning

Credit Hours: 6

This lecture/lab course will introduce students to the theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive and light truck heating and air conditioning systems. It will focus on all major mechanical, electrical and electronic components of these systems. This course conveys the foundational skills necessary for entry level employment in the automotive industry.

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

  • Identify, describe and deploy the use of air conditioning and heating tools commonly used in the automotive industry.
  • Develop safe working habits when dealing with automotive air conditioning and heating systems.
  • Recognize automotive air conditioning and heating system components.
  • Explain the function of separate air conditioning, heating and cooling components and describe how each component effects the operation of the entire system.
  • Hypothesize probable causes to common customer concerns related to air conditioning and heating systems and recommend industry recognized solutions.
  • Utilize service informational sources to identify air conditioning, cooling and heating systems system faults and recommend the appropriate repair according to the vehicle’s manufacturer or industry standards.
  • Employ strategy-based diagnostics to find the root cause of customer concerns. 
  • Demonstrate proper air conditioning, cooling and heating systems repairs and maintenance according to industry standards and manufacturers specifications.
  • Describe and document their findings in ways that are consistent with automotive industry standards, highlighting the complaint, cause and correction.

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