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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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HCR 245 - Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2021

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 30
Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of troubleshooting by utilizing a practical and systematic approach to locate the repair air conditioning and heat pump system malfunctions. The students will also have the opportunity to study, in detail, the motors and controls used in today’s air conditioning systems. Topics to be covered include basic electric circuits, electrical test meters, motors and controls, diagnosis of electrical and mechanical malfunctions, and special emphasis on wiring diagrams.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Face-to-face

Course Fees: None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will diagnose bugged cooling equipment and explain and show how they determined faulty parts
  •  Explain what is wrong with faulty parts and prove with the use of multimeter or other testing equipment
  •  Document all activities through billing invoices, as well as demonstrate the ability to explain the completed processes to a potential customer

Course Objectives:

  •  Understand common faults within an air conditioning system
  •  Understand how and why parts fail
  •  Understand how to document parts and labor for billing

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