Air Conditioning Technology, Diploma (ACT2) (470201)  Diploma

Campus Locations: Moultrie (Industrial Drive)

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

Additional Cost: Required Expenses for industry exams. HVAC Excellence competency work ready/exit exam (AIRC 1050) in HVACR Electrical $15.00, AIRC 1070 Gas Heat $15.00, EPA 608 Exam $25.00, and AIRC 1080 Heat Pump $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, The Air Conditioning Technology Program was renewed for six years as of December 15, 2022.

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Curriculum Outline (54 hours)
1: Basic Skills Courses ( 8
And one of the following (2 Hours) 2
EMPL 1000

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills, personal finance, problem solving, and diversity.

PSYC 1010

Pre-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatments, stress and health, and social psychology.

And one of the following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1012

Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

MATH 1013

Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.

MATH 1015

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1013 Emphasizes basic geometric and trigonometric concepts. Topics include measurement conversion, geometric terminology and measurements, and trigonometric terminology and functions.

2: Institutional Credit 3
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3: Occupational Courses 43
AIRC 1005

Introduces the basic concepts, theories, and safety regulations and procedures of refrigeration. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, safety, first aid, laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, heat transfer, the refrigerant cycle, refrigerant identification, and types of AC systems.

AIRC 1010

Co-requisite(s): AIRC 1005 This course introduces the student to basic refrigeration system principles and practices. Topics include refrigeration tools, piping practices, service valves, leak testing, refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclamation, evacuation, charging, and refrigeration safety.

AIRC 1020

Co-requisite(s): AIRC 1010 This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge to install, test, and service major components of a refrigeration system. Topics include: compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, service procedures, refrigeration systems, and safety.

AIRC 1030

This course provides an introduction to fundamental electrical concepts and theories as applied to the air conditioning industry. Topics include AC and DC theory, electric meters, electrical diagrams, distribution systems, electrical panels, voltage circuits, code requirements, and safety.

AIRC 1040

Co-requisite(s): AIRC 1030 This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary for application and service of electric motors commonly used by the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Topics include diagnostic techniques, capacitors, installation procedures, types of electric motors, electric motor service, and safety.

AIRC 1050

Provides instruction in safely identifying, installing, and testing commonly used electrical components and control systems used in an air conditioning system. Topics include identification, installation, application, diagnosis and safety procedures for : transformers, thermostats, pressure switches, control boards and commonly used HVACR controls and control systems.

AIRC 1060

Provides instruction on the design and installation of residential air conditioning systems. Topics include: heat load studies, duel design procedures, sptil-systems, packaged systems, system wiring , control circuits and safety.

AIRC 1070

Co-requisite(s): AIRC 1030 This course introduces principles of combustion, installation and service requirements for gas heating systems. Topics include: installation, servicing procedures, electrical controls, piping, gas valves, venting, code requirements, principles of combustion, and safety.

AIRC 1080

Co-requisite(s): AIRC 1010, AIRC 1030 This course provides instruction on the principles, applications, and operation of a residential heat pump system. Topics include installation and servicing procedures, electrical components, geothermal ground source energy supplies, dual fuel, reversing valves, and troubleshooting techniques.

AIRC 1090

Co-requisite(s): AIRC 1010, AIRC 1030 This course provides instruction on the troubleshooting and repair of major components of a residential air conditioning system. Topics include: air flow, air filters, psycho metrics, troubleshooting techniques, electrical controls, the refrigeration cycle, electrical servicing procedures and safety.

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