ACT2 Air Conditioning Technology, Diploma

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 51

Program Description

The Air Conditioning Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) 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 applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Air Conditioning Technology diploma and have the qualifications of an air conditioning technician.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Additional Costs

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Tools $500 and up
Equipment/supplies $70 and up


Other required expenses for industry exams

EPA 608 certification $25 (Must be achieved before or during AIRC 1060)
HVAC Excellence competency/work ready/exit exam (AIRC 1030) in HVACR Electrical $15
HVAC Excellence competency/work ready/exit exam (AIRC 1090) in HVACR Electrical $15

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses

First Term

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


AIRC 1005Refrigeration Fundamentals


AIRC 1010RefrigeratioPrinciple&Practice


AIRC 1020Refrigeration Syst Components


Second Term

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


AIRC 1030HVACR Electrical Fundamentals


AIRC 1040HVACR Electrical Motors


AIRC 1050HVACR ELCT Components&Control


Choose One: (Required)

COLL 1500Student Success



COMP 1000Intro to Computer Literacy


Total Credit Hours:3

Third Term

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev


AIRC 1060Air Cond System Appl & Install


AIRC 1070Gas Heat


AIRC 1080Heat Pumps and Related Systems


AIRC 1090Troubleshooting Air Cond Syst