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Air Conditioning Specialist Certificate

Last updated 4/2/2014

Certificate Code 5513

Program Contacts:
East Campus

Recruiter, 309-854-1724
Gary Werkheiser, 309-854-1833, werkheiserg@bhc.edu


The Air Conditioning Specialist certificate program provides the practical knowledge of the component parts as well as the diagnostic and repair procedure required to become an air conditioning specialist. Students completing this certificate program may be employed as entry-level air conditioning technicians in air conditioning specialty shops, automotive repair businesses, or automotive dealerships. This program may be completed in one semester.

Enrollment in the Air Conditioning Specialist certificate program is limited. Students are required to provide their own basic set of tools. Information on admission requirements and required tools may be secured from one of the contact persons or the Enrollment Services Office.

Air Conditioning Specialist Certificate
Certificate Code 5513
Course of Study Outline – Semester Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

Summer
AUTO 207 — Engine Performance II (3)
AUTO 299 — ASE Review (1)
MECH 105 — Fuel Control Systems (4)
MECH 112 — Air Conditioning (3)
MECH 290 — Work Experience Intern Seminar (1)

Minimum total hours required for a certificate (12)

Courses for this program include: »

AUTO 207 Engine Performance II
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: AUTO 107 or instructor consent.
A detailed study of today’s computer controlled systems and how they interrelate. Emphasis on diagnosis and test procedures and how they relate to drivability problems.

AUTO 299 ASE Review
1 cr. hr.;
1 lecture hour; 0 lab hours per week.
Review course to prepare for the ASE exams. Sample questions, reasons behind the answers, and test taking techniques will be covered.

MECH 105 Fuel Control Systems
4 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.
Basic fuel system principles of operation, (electronic feedback carburetion principles), and electronic fuel injection systems will be covered.

MECH 112 Air Conditioning
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Fundamentals of operation and service of air conditioners and cooling units used on auto and agricultural applications.

MECH 290 Work Experience Internship Seminar
1 cr. hr.;
1 lecture hour; 0 lab hours per week.
Course would serve as a counseling/training supplement for students on service internship. Among the topics covered are interpersonal relationships, job requirements, liability and legal concerns, tool and equipment needs and technical instruction on current problems.