ACT3 Air Conditioning Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 4 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 66

Program Description

The Air Conditioning Technology associate degree 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 theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Air Conditioning Technology Program associate degree that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

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 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting $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.

Contact Us

Julio Pinero

Email: julio.pinero@sctech.edu

Phone: (770) 467-6052

 

Program Courses

First Term

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

AIRC 1005Refrigeration Fundamentals

4

AIRC 1010Refrigeration Principles and Practices

4

AIRC 1020Refrigeration Systems Components

4

ENGL 1101: Required

Natural Sciences/Mathematics elective—Choose one: (Required)

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

OR

MATH 1100Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

OR

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

OR

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

Total Credit Hours:3

MATH 1100: Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a C or better but may not be offered at this institution.

Second Term

AIRC 1030HVACR Electrical Fundamentals

4

AIRC 1040HVACR Electrical Motors

4

AIRC 1050HVACR Electrical Components and Controls

4

Social/Behavioral Sciences elective—Choose one: (Required)

ECON 1101Principles of Economics

3

OR

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

OR

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

OR

POLS 1101American Government

3

OR

HIST 2111U.S. History I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose One: (Required)

COLL 1500Student Success

3

OR

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Third Term

AIRC 1060Air Conditioning Systems Application and Installation

4

AIRC 1070Gas Heat

4

AIRC 1080Heat Pumps and Related Systems

4

Humanities/Fine Arts elective—Choose one: (Required)

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

OR

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

OR

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

OR

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

OR

THEA 1101Theatre Appreciation

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Fourth Term

General Core elective: (Required)

Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III, or IV (see General Education Degree Courses in this catalog)

Total Credit Hours:3

Required

AIRC 1090Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems

4

Specific Occupational Elective (3)

Specific Occupational Elective (3)

Specific Occupational Electives (minimum of 8 Credits required)
AIRC 2005Design and Application of Light Commercial Air Conditioning

4

AIRC 2010Light Commercial Air Conditioning Control Systems

4

AIRC 2020Light Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Operation

4

Total Credit Hours:8