Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate

Program Overview

Earn your Penn Foster Certificate in Automotive HVAC Essentials. Your program includes heating and cooling systems, servicing, EPA regulations, testing, troubleshooting, and more.

Students interested in enrolling in this program should have an educational or work-related background in automotive repair basics. Students who do not have the necessary prerequisites should consider Penn Foster's Auto Repair Technician Career Diploma Program.

Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal
To enhance skills for employment in the automotive field in the areas of heating and cooling systems, servicing, EPA regulations, testing, and troubleshooting.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Describe the principles and functions of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air‐conditioning) systems and explain how testing and service procedures are performed on these systems

 

Courses

Starting Your Program
Succeed by learning how to use your Penn Foster program.

Objectives:

  • Understand how to use your Student Portal.
  • Access the Penn Foster Community and use it to find answers.
  • Connect with Penn Foster on various social media sites.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Today's automobiles and light trucks have sophisticated HVAC systems that need to be serviced regularly.

Objectives:

  • Describe how an automotive heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system works.
  • Explain the air-conditioning refrigeration cycle and describe the operation of the expansion valve and orifice tube.
  • Learn how to service, diagnose, and repair heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning problems.

Additional Course Materials
Textbooks: Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service

 

Online Library and Librarian
Students in Penn Foster Career School have access to an online library for use during their studies. Students can use this library to do the required research in the courses they complete or can use it for general reference and links to valuable resources. The library contains helpful research assistance, articles, databases, books, and Web links. A librarian is available to answer questions on general research-related topics via email and to assist students in research activities during their studies with Penn Foster Career School International.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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