Air Conditioning Technology, Diploma (ACT2)

Diploma

Program Chair: J. Mike Clements

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.

Length of Program: Three (3) Semesters

Locations offered:
Thomasville
Moultrie (Industrial Drive)

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students identify basic Air Conditioning System Electrical Components.
  • Students will identify electrical problems in a non-functional Heat Pump system.
  • Students will identify mechanical problems in a non-functional Heat Pump system.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet.

Additional Cost: Required Expenses for industry exams. HVAC Excellence competency work ready/exit exam (AIRC 1050) in HVACR Electrical $15.00.

Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Air Conditioning Technology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 54 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Accreditation Information: The Air Conditioning Technology program is accredited by Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Excellence, Home Office PO Box 491, MT. Prospect, IL 60056-0491, Tel: 800-394-5268, Fax: 800-546-3726, http://www.hvacexcellence.org/. The Moultrie Program was last reviewed September 2016. The Thomasville Program was last reviewed September 2016.

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1335
Fees: $309
Books: $723.3
Total: $2367.3

2nd Term
Tuition: $1068
Fees: $284
Books: $67.14
Total: $1419.14

3rd Term
Books: $35
Fees: $284
Tuition: $1068
Total: $1387

4th Term
Tuition: $979
Fees: $324
Books: $70
Total: $1373

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (

8

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2 Hours) 2
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
And one of the following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry 3

2: Institutional Credit

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses

43

AIRC 1005 Refrigeration Fundamentals 4
AIRC 1010 RefrigeratioPrinciple&Practice 4
AIRC 1020 Refrigeration Syst Components 4
AIRC 1030 HVACR Electrical Fundamentals 4
AIRC 1040 HVACR Electrical Motors 4
AIRC 1050 HVACR ELCT Components&Control 4
AIRC 1060 Air Cond System Appl & Install 4
AIRC 1070 Gas Heat 4
AIRC 1080 Heat Pumps and Related Systems 4
AIRC 1090 Troubleshooting Air Cond Syst 4
XXXX xxxx - Occupational Elective 3

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