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Introduction to Air Conditioning Service AUTO 0175

Automotive Mechanics Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course will introduce the technician to principles of air conditioning systems. Topics include: refrigeration theory, system construction and operation, inspection and service, refrigerant recovery, recycling and charging. Shop exercises provide an opportunity to perform air conditioning performance testing and inspections including refrigerant identification, leak detection, evacuation and refilling of systems. This is an ideal course for automotive technicians wishing to brush up on their air conditioning service skills and body shop technicians who are new to air conditioning service.






Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of AUTO 0175 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 48724


Tue Nov 15 - Sat Nov 26 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 48724
  • $470.45
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 15 - Nov 26 Tue, Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Nov 26 Sat 08:00 - 15:00 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. This is a blended course consisting of 12 hours virtual class followed by 6 hours practical and written exam on BCIT Burnaby Campus. CSA approved safety glasses and footwear required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots. Required textbook may be purchased at BCIT Burnaby Campus Bookstore.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the theory of operation of automotive air conditioning systems.
  • Describe safety precautions and specific service techniques.
  • Identify various automotive air conditioning systems.
  • Service air conditioning systems, including recovery, recycling and refilling of refrigerant.

Effective as of Fall 2017


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