2021-2022 College Catalog

Air Conditioning Technology Diploma

Air Conditioning Technology (Major Code: ACT2)

Program Description

The Air Conditioning Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the air conditioning industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of air conditioning theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Air Conditioning Technology diploma and have the qualification of an air conditioning technician.

Career Information


Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 3.6% nationally and 20.2% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $48,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Norman Johnson

Chair, Air Conditioning and Welding


Office: Academic Building C2207D



Cedrick Haney

Air Conditioning Instructor

Office: Academic Building C2200



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 terms

Credit Hours: 52

Estimated Program Cost: $8,209

Course Outline

General Education Courses: take both courses (6 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Occupational Courses (43 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


AIRC 1005Refrigeration Fundamentals


AIRC 1010Refrigeration Principles and Practices


AIRC 1020Refrigeration Systems Components


AIRC 1030HVACR Electrical Fundamentals


AIRC 1040HVACR Electrical Motors


AIRC 1050HVACR Electrical Components and Controls


AIRC 1060Air Conditioning Systems Application and Installation


AIRC 1070Gas Heat


AIRC 1080Heat Pumps and Related Systems


AIRC 1090Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems


Total Credit Hours: 49


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates will be able to competently install an air conditioning and refrigeration system.
2. Graduates will be able to competently provide customer service.
3. Graduates will be able to competently inspect and maintain air condition and refrigeration systems.
4. Graduates will be able to competently analyze and trace fault conditions in an air conditioning or refrigeration system.
5. Graduates will be able to repair and countermeasure air condition and refrigeration systems.
6. Graduates will be able to test and commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems.