• Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Course #: ATEC1705
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

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.

Course 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals 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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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