Course Information
Semester/Year:  Spring 2013
Course Number - Section: HET 116
Course Name:  Air Conditioning / Diesel Equipment
Class Meeting Days/Times:  Tuesday and Thursday from 
Pre-Requisites: HET 116
Co-Requisites: None
Credit Hours: 2.00
Contact Hours:  48
Textbook(s)/Materials -Heavy Duty Truck Systems 5th Edition & Workbook 5th Edition
Last Withdrawal Date: 
Final Exam Date/Time/Location:
Instructor Information
Name: Ken Collins
CPCC Email Address:
Phone Number: 704-330-4183
Office Location: TS-141 and JH-1102
Office Hours: M+W+F until noon
Course Description
This course provides a study of the design, theory, and operation of heating and air conditioning systems in newer models of medium and heavy duty vehicles.  Topics include component function, refrigerant recovery, and environmental regulations.  Upon completion, students should be able to use proper techniques and equipment to diagnose and repair heating/air-conditioning systems according to industry standards.  
Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
1.  Explain safety rules for working with refrigerants.
2.  Explain the refrigeration cycle and operation functions of each part of a typical mobile air conditioning system.
3. Describe differences in mobile air conditioning systems.  
4.  Use air conditioning service equipment including refrigerant recycling equipment properly.
5.  Inspect, diagnose and repair mobile air conditioning systems on tractors and combines.
6.  Meet requirements to obtain handling/recovery certification.
Core Competencies
As a Learning College, CPCC has identified four core competencies critical to the success of graduates, either in the workplace or as they continue their education. All graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in each of the following competencies that go beyond simple content mastery:
Communication: the abilityto read, write, speak listen, and use nonverbal skills effectively with different audiences.
Critical Thinking: the ability to think using analysis, synthesis, evaluation, problem solving, judgment, and the creative process.
Personal Growth & Responsibility: the ability to understand and manage self, to function effectively in social and professional enfironments and to make reasoned judgments based on an understanding of the diversity of the world community.
Information Tecnology & Quantitative Literacy: the ability to locate, understand, evaluate, and synthesize information and data in a technological and data driven society.
Student progress will be determined by his/her progress in shop/lab assignments, homework, quizzes, and final exam and instructor evaluation.
Grading Scale
Lab, attendance and Writtne assignments     60%     A = 100-90   B = 89-80   C = 79-70   D= 69-60   F = Below 60
Mid Term and Final Exam                                       40%
Total                                                                              100%
See attached attendance requirements!
Regular class attendance is required to remain entitled to financial aid and veterans' benefits. Faculty are required to report irregular attendance to the College which may result in the loss of benefits.
Failure to attend class and/or withdrawal from class may impact your financial assistance. For more information go to
Make-Up Work
Make-Up Work will be give on a case-by-case basis to be determined by the instructor.
Student Code of Conduct
Students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Detailed information may be found at
Academic Integrity
Any student who violates the CPCC Code of Student Integrity is subject to academic disciplinary action. Such action may include, but is not limited to, entry of the incident in the records of the Office of Student Development, reduced grades, and dismissal from college classes, programs and activities.
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Special Services Certification
Students who have a documented disability or who may think that they may have a learning problem may contact the office of Serivces for Students with Disabilities at 704-330-6556. Instructors will provide the necessary accommodations upon the advice of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
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Withdrawals & Incompletes
While withdrawing from a course is sometimes necessary, it is advisable to discuss this with the instructor before withdrawing. For those experiencing academic difficulty, CPCC's Academic Learning Center offers free individualized and small group tutoring, computer tutorials, and strategies for improving learning skills. Additionally before withdrawing, consider whether this course is a prerequisite for another course; whether the course will be offered again in the future; whether withdrawing will delay plans to transfer graduation; or whether withdrawing will affect eligibility for honors designation, health insurance benefits, or other financial arrangements.
When a student determines that he/she will be unable to complete courses in which he/she is currently enrolled, it is the student's responsibility to initiate procedures leading to a formal withdrawal ("W") in order to avoid a failing ("F") grade. For additional information, go to the following links:
Class Schedule/Calendar is attached. 
HEATT Rules and Regulations are attached.