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AUTO 213 - Advanced Engine Performance/Air Conditioning/ Heating/Shop Management

16 credits

Placement in MATH 060 , ENGL 060 , and READ 080 ; and instructor permission.

This course is an advanced study of the equipment that is used in diagnosing the modern automobile. This course will include the use of diagnostic equipment such as, current industry engine analyzers, lab scopes, scanners, multi-gas analyzers and various meters and sensor testers. A study of the principles of refrigeration, and the heating and air conditioning systems currently used by the automotive industry including manual, semiautomatic, and automatic systems. The course will include details of the electrical control circuits for the compressor, blower, and coolant fan(s). The description, purpose and function of air conditioning system components are explained in this course, and service and repair procedures will be presented and practiced by the student. Safety procedures for handling R-12 and 134-A are discussed.

Theory Hours
8 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
16 guided practice hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
To meet the course standards and demonstrate the ability to meet the outcomes expectations of this course [Competency in the discipline (CD), Literacy (L), Critical Thinking (CT), Social and Personal responsibility (SP), and Information Used (IU)] student will:

  • Demonstrate employability by following safe work practices, being on time, maintaining proper attendance, and properly following written and oral instructions
  • Demonstrate safe and proper work habits
  • Meet NATEF competency criteria in the following areas:
    • Identify engine analyzers and describe their purpose. (L, CT)
    • Identify lab scopes and describe their purpose. (L, CT)
    • Identify meters and describe their purpose. (L, CT)
    • Diagnose automotive engine problems using engine analyzers. (CD, CT, SP, IU)
    • Diagnose electronic problems using lab scopes. (CD, CT, SP, IU)
    • Diagnose automotive electrical problems using meters. (CD, CT, SP, IU)
    • List safety precautions in handling refrigerant-12/134-A. (L, SP)
    • Trace the flow of Refrigerant-12/134-A through the automotive A/C system. (L, CT)
    • Describe basic operation of each component in the typical automotive A/C system. (L, CT)
    • Describe the different types of automotive air conditioning systems. (L, CT)
    • Identify the different types of compressors and controls. (CD, L, IU)
    • Use the manifold gauge set in discharging, evacuating, and charging automotive A/C systems. (CD, SP, IU)
    • Detect leaks using both propane torch and electronic leak detectors. (CD, IU)
    • Check oil level in the compressor. (CD, IU)
    • Repair refrigerant lines. (CD, IU)
    • Diagnose and troubleshoot system. (CD, CT, IU)
    • Identify the types of compressors used on modern vehicles. (L, CT)

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