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2017-2018 Catalog Year
AUTO-160: Auto Air Conditioning & Heating

General Information

  • Name: Auto Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Discipline: Automotive Mechanics
  • Units (Credits): 1–3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces principles design, construction and maintenance of automotive air conditioning systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments, evacuating systems, charging/recovery systems and other specialized air conditioning tools. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different air conditioning systems.
Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

Demonstrate fundamental skills and knowledge of auto air conditioning procedures for a variety of systems.

Demonstrate proficiency using the resources, tools, and diagnostic equipment necessary for repairing and maintaining auto air conditioning systems.

III: Course Linkage

This course fulfills a requirement in the Associate of Applied Science Automotive Mechanics Program.

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Mechanics is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the current automotive environment.

This course addresses the following AAS degree student learning outcomes of ensuring that students:

  • Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
  • Acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement.
  • Present themselves effectively to a potential employer.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computation skills appropriate to the chosen occupational field.
  • Utilize appropriate resources to remain current in the chosen occupational field.

Scheduled AUTO-160 classes:

Fall 2017