AT215 – Climate Control
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory and operation of heating and air conditioning systems. Students will learn about heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationships and control systems. Heating, air conditioning and passenger comfort will be looked at using multi-zone automatic climate control trainers. Students are taught to use refrigerant recovery and recharging equipment on laboratory vehicles which provides practical experience while reinforcing safety and environmental considerations. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of the National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). A library/internet research written project concerning some aspect of an automotive air conditioning system will be assigned and is an integral component of this course.