SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 4:09:08 PMAUTO 125 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 125Title:  AUTO HEAT AIR COND SYST  
Full Title:  Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Last Reviewed:9/20/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Theory, service and repair of many types of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Includes environmental and safety concerns using R- 12 and R-134a refrigerants. Engine heating and cooling, manual and automatic system controls will also be introduced. Prepares the student to take the A7 ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification exam.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Theory, service and repair of many types of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Includes environmental and safety concerns using R-12 and R-134a refrigerant. Engine heating and cooling, manual and automatic system controls will also be introduced. Prepares the student to take the A7 ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification exam.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Use related tools and equipment safely
2. Recognize environmental issues and apply standards involved in
maintenance/repair of automotive refrigeration systems.
3. Describe the operation of basic automotive heating and refrigeration
systems.
4. Identify and describe the components used in automotive heating and
refrigeration systems.
5. Inspect and validate individual system components.
6. Diagnose and repair electrical control systems.
7. Correctly use diagnostic tools.
8. Analyze and write the complaint - cause - correction of a system
failure.
9. Take the A7 portion of the ASE test series.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Principles of the basic refrigeration system and how they apply to
     any system
II.   Temperature and pressure fundamentals
III.  Engine cooling systems
IV.   Manual and automatic comfort systems
V.    Systems components
VI.   Case and duct systems
VII.  Air conditioning tools used in diagnosing and repairing
VIII. AC system testing and diagnoses
IX.   Electrical control systems
X.    System service
XI.   Safety and hazards concerning use of refrigerants
XII.  Retrofitting R-2 systems to R-134a refrigerants

Assignments:
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1.  Read each chapter listed in the syllabus (10 - 25 pages per week).
2.  Answer the questions at the end of each chapter.
3.  Participate in classroom discussion.
4.  List the environmental hazards of using various refrigerants.
5. Complete the demonstration worksheet for each classroom discussion.
6. Skill demonstrations:
     a. Employ rules about shop safety.
     b. Locate components used in automobile refrigeration systems.
     c. Identify, by touch, the areas of a refrigeration system which
        should be hot and cold and compare findings with the
        textbook and class discussions.
     d. Make use of a manifold gauge set.
     e. Set up a system performance test.
     f. Show skill in using diagnostic tools.
7. Complete homework problems in handouts.
8. Quizzes (2-5); final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Demo worksheets; skill demonstrations.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Today's Technician Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning by
Schnubel, Mark. Thomson Delmar Learning, 2005.
Instructor prepared materials.

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