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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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ABOD 1135 - Introduction to Automotive Air Conditioning

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This hands-on course introduces students to the theory, operation, and service of automotive air conditioning systems. Topics include the repair, evacuation, leak detection, and performance testing of AC systems to industry standards. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into ENGL 0950  and RDNG 0950  or above OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051  and ESOL 0052  and ESOL 1033  OR completion of ESOL 0041  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043  with a grade of C or higher; AND Arithmetic placement score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra placement score of 76 or higher or minimum placement score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher; AND instructor consent. We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math placement retesting or registering for a MATH course.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Safety procedures and precautions related to automotive air conditioning systems
  2. Air conditioning operational theory
  3. Identification of automotive air conditioning parts and components
  4. Proper identification and handling of refrigerant
  5. Automotive air conditioning diagnosis, leak detection, performance testing, and service
  6. Prepare to take the AC refrigerant, recycling, and recovery test
  7. Maintenance and operational techniques of related tools and equipment

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify safety procedures and precautions related to air conditioning systems.
  2. describe theory and operation of automotive air conditioning systems.
  3. identify air conditioning components and related parts.
  4. evacuate and recharge conditioning systems to industry standards.
  5. diagnose, leak check, performance test, and service air conditioning systems.
  6. obtain the ac refrigerant, recycling, and recovery certificate.
  7. demonstrate proper operation of specialty equipment and tools.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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