Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AMT 43 - Air Conditioning

  • Prerequisite: AMT 30 and AMT 40
  • Corequisite: AMT 42
  • Recommended Prep: Employed in the automotive industry

AMT majors only. This course covers shop safety, training in specialty tools and equipment. Included are fundamental theories, diagnosis, and repair practices to automotive air conditioning systems. Presented in the course are the operation and function of the vacuum, electrical, refrigeration circuits, along with computer controlled climate control systems. Course includes live work.

120 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AMT 43, the student will be able to:

  • Work independently and inter-dependently in an automotive repair facility
  • Function safely in an automotive environment
  • Communicate effectively to gather and convey industry related information
  • Operate automotive equipment and specialty tools
  • Perform all of the NATEF tasks that are outlined in each section listed below. Refer to the NATEF task list on website for a complete list of individual tasks.
  • AC System Diagnosis & Repair
  • Refrigeration System Component Diagnosis and Repair
  • Heating Ventilation and Engine Cooling System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Operating System and Related Controls Diagnosis and Repair
  • Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling and Handling

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