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ATE 151 - Automotive Climate Systems

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

This course covers the principles of refrigeration, air conditioning controls and the diagnosis, trouble-shooting and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Certain course sections will be manufacturer specific.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify refrigerant properties.
  2. Use tools to recover, evacuate and recharge an automotive/light truck air conditioning system.
  3. Explain and demonstrate removal and replacement procedures for air conditioning/heating components.
  4. Use diagnostic equipment, leak detection, flushing, fluorescent dye and refrigerant identification.
  5. Diagnose problems in the passenger compartment of heating and air conditioning systems.
  6. Perform electrical circuit diagnosis and repairs associated with HVAC systems.
  7. Interpret the Federal Certification under Section 609.
Listed Topics
  1. Basic theory and operation of HVAC systems
  2. Automotive/light truck refrigeration system diagnosis and repair
  3. Case duct system disassemble and reassemble
  4. Multi-zone air conditioning system
  5. Front/rear air conditioning system diagnosis and repair
  6. Heating and cooling system
  7. Recovery, evacuation and recharge equipment
  8. Leak detection/dye equipment to diagnose A/C leaks
  9. Federal Certification under Sec. 609
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 12/21/2011

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