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Online Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate Program Details

Penn Foster’s Online Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate Program will enhance your skills and help you prepare to sit for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A7 Heating & Air Conditioning certification exam.

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.

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

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.

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

Additional Details

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this Program. Click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.
Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements.

Penn Foster Career School Accreditation & Licensing Details

Penn Foster has been accredited for over 50 years. Penn Foster Career School has been thoroughly reviewed and has earned several important accreditations, certifications, and licensing. Most importantly, Penn Foster Career School is both regionally and nationally accredited.

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Digital Flashcards
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Discussion Boards
Discussion Boards
With Penn Foster Career School, you are never alone! Our learning platform includes discussion boards so you can connect with instructors and other students in the Automotive HVAC Essentials program.

Sample Automotive HVAC Essentials Lesson

Penn Foster courses are written in a way that is easy to understand, and materials are broken down into manageable lessons. Take a look at what a Automotive HVAC Essentials course would look like.
Sample Automotive HVAC Essentials Lesson
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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.
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