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Automotive Air Conditioning

The emphasis of the Automotive Air Conditioning Certificate is on vehicle heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, including their basic operation, function, service and maintenance. The systems include heaters, air conditioners, manual controls, and computer controls.

This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) complaint, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework.

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
AUTO 10 Introduction To Automotive Technology 4
AUTO 11B A​uto Electronics & Electrical Systems 4
AUTO 18 Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning 4
AUTO 95A Automotive Technology Work Experience* 2
 Electives (4 units from the following courses)
AUTO 13A Automotive Braking Syste​ms 4
AUTO 14A Automotive Engine Management 4
AUTO 14B Advanced Engine Management 5
AUTO 16 Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drive Train Systems 4
AUTO 17 Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 4
AUTO 21A Automotive Diagnosis And Troubleshooting 2
AUTO 43A Hybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Technology 3
AUTO 54C Basic & Advanced Clean Air Car Course 7
AUTO 95A Automotive Technology Work Experience (in addition to required) 1-2
ACR 60 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR 64 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I 3
WELD 10 Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding 3
*For extenuating circumstances, as deemed by the automotive advisor, work experience may be fulfilled through a special shop project or an appropriate elective.