Automotive Technology – Heating & Air Conditioning Technician – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 0948.00

The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in automotive air conditioning repair or as preparation for master technician status. Students will receive instruction and hands-on experience in servicing, repair and diagnosis of automotive air conditioning systems. The Refrigerant Handlers Certification Examination given by International Mobile Air Conditioning Society (IMAC) is included in this training. The use of precision equipment and specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exam for Heating and Air Conditioning (A7).

This program has lab fees, uniform and DMV requirements. This curriculum is National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) approved and renewed in 2016.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply automotive heating and air conditioning systems theories of operation to practical diagnostic scenarios encountered during automotive heating and air conditioning service repairs.
  2. Demonstrate the proper set up and operation of automotive air conditioning systems refrigerant identification, recovery and recharging equipment.
  3. Practice skills necessary to obtain the United States Clean Air Act Section 609 Certification through examination from the International Mobile Air Conditioning Society (IMAC).

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

AUTO 200AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS FOR TECHNICIANS4
AUTO 206ABASIC AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS4
AUTO 207AUTOMOTIVE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING3
Total Units11