SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2021 12:41:22 AMAUTO 125 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Inactive Course
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 Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.50 Contact Total43.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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 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.
(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 and 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. Demonstrate the skills necessary to complete the A7 portion of the ASE test series.

Topics and Scope
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1.    Principles of the basic refrigeration system and how they apply to any system
2.    Temperature and pressure fundamentals
3.    Engine cooling systems
4.    Manual and automatic comfort systems
5.    Systems components
6.    Case and duct systems
7.    Air conditioning tools used in diagnosing and repairing
8.    AC system testing and diagnoses
9.    Electrical control systems
10.  System service
11.  Safety and hazards concerning use of refrigerants
12.  Retrofitting R-2 systems to R-134a refrigerants

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 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) and 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%
Exams: 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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