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1 AUMT 1445-271 COURSE SYLLABUS Course Title: AUMT 1445-271 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (4:2:6) Semester/Year: Spring 2011 Instructor: Bryan Mitchell Office/Location: 3201 Ave. Q, Lubbock, TX. 79411 Advanced Technology Center room149 Phone/E-mail: 806-716-4902 [email protected] Office Hours: Check posted hours after classes begin or by appointment. SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE IMPROVES EACH STUDENTS LIFE *****************************************************************************************I. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION A. Course Description: (4:2:8) – Prerequisite: AUMT 1407 or consent of the instructor. This course covers the theory of automotive air conditioning and heating systems. Emphasis will be on the basic refrigeration cycle and diagnosis and repair of system malfunctions. Topics also cover EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling and new refrigerant replacements. This course may be taught manufacturer specific. B. Course Goals/Objectives Utilizing safety procedures, the student will explain the operation of the basic refrigeration cycle; diagnose and repair sir distribution systems; demonstrate proper procedures for handling refrigerant; and describe the operation of air conditioning and heating controls. C. Course Competencies: A = 100-90 B = 89-80 C = 79-70 F = 69 - or below A grade of a C or higher is required in AUMT 1445 in order to earn a specialty certificate in Heating and Air Conditioning. D. Academic Integrity. It is the aim of the faculty of South Plains College to foster a spirit of complete honesty and a high standard of integrity. The attempt of any student to present as his own, any work which he has not honestly performed, is regarded by the faculty and administration as a most serious offense and renders the offender liable to serious consequences, possibly suspension. For further information concerning Cheating and Plagiarism, read the section on Academic Integrity in the SPC General Catalog. If you have a question as to whether you may work with other students on any assignment, ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR. On some assignments working with others is encouraged. E. SCANS and Foundation Skills. Specific SCANS competencies and foundation skills applicable to this course are listed adjacent to each objective in the course objective table. They include: Foundation Skills (F): 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12. Competencies (C): 5,6,7,15,16,18,19,20. A complete list of SCANS competencies and foundation skills is attached at the end of this syllabus. F. Verification of Workplace Competencies-Technical Education Division. The learning outcomes of this course will prepare the student to meet the competencies measured in a comprehensive capstone experience (Course #=s AUMT 1166 and AUMT 2166). In addition the student will also be prepared to take the ASE certification test for Heating and Air Conditioning.2 II SPECIFIC COURSE/INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS A. Textbook & Other Required Materials: 1. James D. Halderman. Automotive Technology Principles, Diagnosis and Service Pearson/Prentice Hall 2009 Third Edition (with on-line curriculum) 2. Pen or pencil, and notebook for note taking and assignments 3. Safety Glasses, and Hearing Protection sufficient for course length. B. Class Attendance Policy. Satisfactory course completion requires classroom attendance and participation. Due to the amount of time required for lecture or lab activities, no make-up work can be scheduled. Four (4) absences, for whatever reason, will result in withdrawal by the instructor. Two (2) tardies will count as one absence. Leaving class without notifying your instructor is considered an absence, regardless of the time you left. C. Assignment Policy: All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date unless otherwise stated by your instructor. . Part of these assignments can be on-line either through MY SPC or the on-line curriculum, you should log on to both of these at the beginning of the semester in order to complete them on time. There will be no makeup assignments and no late assignments will be accepted. The dates printed in this syllabus can change. Every effort will be made to inform students of those changes, but the students are ultimately responsible for all assignments regardless of any changed dates. Please check the dates with your instructor throughout the course. D. Grading Policy/ Procedure and/or Methods of Evaluation: All exams are mandatory for effective student evaluation. Exams will cover theory and practical skills pertaining to all aspects of material presented. Adequate study time should be set aside for exam reviews. There will be no makeup exams - no exceptions. All fees owed to South Plains College, including projects, are required to be paid in full before you take your final exam. You will be evaluated during this course by the following method: Unit exams, Written assignments = 25% Skills tests/ Lab sheets, pop quiz = 50% Final Exam: = 25% A unit skills test is a measure of how well you follow instructions, your safety in the shop, your use of tools, your cleanliness in the work area and your attention to detail while you perform diagnostics or repairs within a required time period. A task sheet is used to plan and track students while they perform required skills in the shop. This is not used to average your grade, but it is a professional evaluation of how well you work independently and your level of expertise in completing assigned tasks. Prospective employers will want to see this during an interview, so please follow the shop and repair procedures to the best of your ability. D. Special Requirements: A student’s conduct is expected to follow the guidelines stated in the college catalogue and student handbook, any deviation will result in immediate disciplinary action. Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, etc. during class. A detailed list of lab/shop guidelines will be distributed to you at the beginning of this class; you are expected to follow all guidelines when in the shop. No smoking is permitted in the building and food and drinks are not allowed in any classroom, lab, or shop. All these activities will be limited to break time in designated areas only. Breaks will be limited to 20 minutes. Dress Code: The Automotive Program requires you to dress appropriately. Flip flopps are not allowed in the shop,


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