ATEC1705 Heating and Air Conditioning

In this course the student will learn the skills needed for automotive air conditioning service. It includes system theory of operation, temperature-pressure relationships of R-12 and R134a refrigerants, performance testing, reclaiming, recycling and recharging air conditioning systems. Heating, ventilation, and controls will also be covered. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.




ATEC1110, and ATEC1625

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Complete work order
Identify heating and air conditioning concern
Research applicable vehicle and service information
Locate vehicle and major component identification numbers
Performance test A/C system
Identify refrigerant type
Test A/C system
Inspect A/C compressor drive belts
Perform cooling system tests
Determine coolant condition and type
Perform cooling system service
Test electric cooling fan circuit
Diagnose malfunctions in the electrical controls of HVAC systems
Test A/C compressor clutch control systems
Capture A/C system refrigerant
Test recycled refrigerant for non-condensable gases
Perform evacuation and recharge

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details