SRJC Course Outlines

1/24/2020 6:51:01 PMAUTO 126 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 126Title:  MOBILE HVAC  
Full Title:  Mobile Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Last Reviewed:8/27/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total61.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 131.25 

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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Catalog Description:
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Theory, service and repair of many types of mobile heating and air conditioning systems. Includes environmental and safety concerns using R-12, R-134a, and R-1234yf refrigerants. Engine heating and cooling, manual and automatic system controls will also be introduced. Prepares the student to take the A7 & T7 ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of AUTO 80 OR Course Completion of DET 179 ( or DET 80 or DET 60)


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 mobile heating and air conditioning systems. Includes environmental and safety concerns using R-12, R-134a, and R-1234yf 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:Course Completion of AUTO 80 OR Course Completion of DET 179 ( or DET 80 or DET 60)
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify and describe the theory, service and repair of common types of automotive heating
    and air conditioning systems.
2.  Use industry standard recovery, recycling and recharging equipment to diagnose and service
    automotive air conditioning systems.
3.  Demonstrate the skills necessary to pass the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) A7
    Heating and Air Conditioning Examination.

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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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I.      Principles of the basic refrigeration system and how they apply to any system
    A. Automotive equipment
    B. Transportation equipment
    C. Hybrid and electric equipment
    D. Agricultural and construction equipment
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-12 systems to R-134a refrigerants
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-related Assignments:
1. Reading 25-50 pages per week
2. Answer the questions at the end of each chapter
3. Quizzes (2-5) and final exam
 
Lab-related Assignments:
1. Participate in classroom discussion
2. Complete the demonstration worksheet for each classroom discussion
3. 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 recovery, recycling, and recharging equipment
    e. Set up a system performance test
    f. Show skill in using diagnostic tools

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
20 - 30%
Demo worksheets; skill demonstrations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Quizzes and 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. 6th ed. Schnubel, Mark. Cengage Learning. 2017

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