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Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 5th Edition

  • Mark Schnubel Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133017452  |  ISBN-13: 9781133017455
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2001
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
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Overview

TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, Fifth Edition, is an integrated, two-book set that covers theory and hands-on content in separate Classroom and Shop Manuals. This innovative approach allows students to learn fundamental climate control theory, including basic physics related to heat transfer, before applying their knowledge through practical, hands-on shop work. Cross-references in each manual link related material, making it easy to connect classroom learning to lab and shop activity. Updated to reflect the latest trends, technology, and relevant NATEF standards, the Fifth Edition includes new material on next-generation refrigerants such as HFO-1234yf, as well as a bold, full-color design for enhanced reader appeal. This up-to-date, technically accurate guide is a valuable resource for students and professionals seeking ASE certification, or anyone interested in the principles, components, diagnosis, and repair of modern automotive heating and air conditioning systems.

Features and Benefits

  • Separate Classroom and Shop Manuals allow students to focus their learning on essential theory in the classroom and practical applications in the lab or shop, while cross-references in each manual make it easy to connect theoretical material to hands-on activities.
  • Each chapter opens with an overview of learning objectives related to current NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) standards, helping students understand certification requirements and focus their reading and studying appropriately.
  • Highly detailed and technically accurate, this trusted text provides an in-depth introduction to the principles and practices today's automotive technicians need to master for success in diagnosing and servicing modern heating and cooling systems.
  • A complete instructor support package includes useful teaching resources such as Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations, a computerized test bank, a digital image library, an instructor's guide to the text, and a NATEF correlation grid, all designed to save you time in the classroom.

Table of Contents

1. Heating and Air Conditioning—History and the Environment.
2. Temperature and Pressure Fundamentals.
3. Engine Cooling and Comfort Heating Systems.
4. Air-Conditioning System Operating Principles.
5. Refrigerant System Components.
6. Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing.
7. Diagnosis of the Refrigeration System.
8. Compressors and Clutches.
9. Case and Duct Systems.
10. System Controls.
11. Future Trends and Retrofit (R-12 to R-134a).

What's New

  • The Fifth Edition includes new and updated content to reflect recent trends and technology in the automotive industry, including material on hybrid vehicle service and safety, as well as high voltage electric air conditioning compressor systems.
  • Enhanced coverage of core course concepts includes new information on basic electrical theory, as well as a comprehensive introduction to HVAC climate control systems and sensors theory and diagnosis.
  • A vibrant, eye-catching, full-color design now provides enhanced visual appeal, while updated illustrations and photo sequences help bring key concepts to life and make it easier for students to apply their skills in the automotive shop.
  • New and revised job sheets reflect the latest NATEF tasks, helping students develop the skills they will need to obtain certification and succeed as professionals in the automotive services industry.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text +DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Heating/AC - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 113380229X  | ISBN-13: 9781133802297

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  • Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Classroom Manual and Shop Manual
    List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
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ePack: Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 5th + CourseMate Instant Access + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Heating/AC - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card + Online ASE Technician Test Preparation -Automotive Bi-Lingual Series (A7 - Heating & Air Conditioning) Printed Access Card, 2nd

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  • Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Classroom Manual and Shop Manual
    List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
  • CourseMate Instant Access
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  • DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Heating/AC - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card
    List Price = $45.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75
  • Online ASE Technician Test Preparation -Automotive Bi-Lingual Series (A7 - Heating & Air Conditioning) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $29.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50


ePack: Printed Text + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Heating & Air Conditioning - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code + CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305527720  | ISBN-13:  9781305527720

List Price = $285.95  | CengageBrain Price = $285.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $215.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Classroom Manual and Shop Manual
    List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
  • DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Heating & Air Conditioning - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code
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  • CourseMate Instant Access
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ISBN-10:  1305527496 | ISBN-13:  9781305527492

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  • Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Classroom Manual and Shop Manual
    List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
  • NATEF Standards Job Sheets Area A7
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285076087 | ISBN-13: 9781285076089)

Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133017436 | ISBN-13: 9781133017431)

This integrated, two-book set covers theory and hands-on content in separate Classroom and Shop Manuals, allowing students to learn fundamental climate control theory before applying their knowledge through practical, hands-on automotive work.

List Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133787754 | ISBN-13: 9781133787754)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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NATEF Standards Job Sheets Area A7  (ISBN-10: 1435483227 | ISBN-13: 9781435483224)

All eight of the NATEF Job Sheets manuals have been thoughtfully designed to assist users gain valuable job preparedness skills and master specific diagnostic and repair procedures required for success as a professional automotive technician. Ideal for use either as a stand-alone item or with any comprehensive or topic-specific automotive text, the entire series is aligned with the 2008 NATEF tasks and consists of individual books for each of the following areas: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles, Manual Drive Trains and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electricity/Electronics, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. Central to each manual are well-designed and easy-to-read job sheets, each of which contains specific performance-based objectives, lists of required tools and materials, safety precautions, plus step-by-step procedures to lead users to completion of shop activities. Also, each job sheet references all applicable NATEF Standards. As they work through each task, users are encouraged to conduct tests, record measurements, make observations, and employ critical-thinking skills in order to draw conclusions. Space is included for users to make notes concerning problems encountered while working, and for instructors to add comments and/or grades.

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Student Supplements

Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133017436 | ISBN-13: 9781133017431)

This integrated, two-book set covers theory and hands-on content in separate Classroom and Shop Manuals, allowing students to learn fundamental climate control theory before applying their knowledge through practical, hands-on automotive work.

List Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133787754 | ISBN-13: 9781133787754)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook with highlighting, note taking, an interactive glossary, and interactive learning tools, including: Homework, Quizzes, Flashcards, PowerPoint® presentations, and more!

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MindLink for MindTap® Automotive Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305270495 | ISBN-13: 9781305270497)

MindLink for MindTap Automotive Instant Access for Schnubel’s Today’s Technician Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning, 5th engages you to produce your best work – consistently. By seamlessly integrating course material with videos, activities, apps, and much more, MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Schnubel

Mark Schnubel is an associate professor and coordinator of the automotive technician and automotive management programs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is an ASE-Certified Master Automotive Technician with decades of experience in the automotive services industry and holds a master’s degree in education. In addition to his activities as an author and educator, Schnubel has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education on academic preparation for 12th graders planning to enter job-training programs after graduation.