Air Conditioning Repair Specialist (ACY1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia

The Air Conditioning Repair Specialist TCC is a series of courses designed to prepare students for positions in the maintenance and repair of air conditioning systems. A combination of theory and practical application provide for the necessary skills to support industry requirements.

The standard curriculum for the Air Conditioning Repair Specialist Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program during any semester when the courses are offered and can complete the program in three (3) semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours.


  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $2,351
  • Books/Supplies: $320
Curriculum Outline (20 hours)
Occupational Courses (20 hours) 20
AIRC 1005

(Prerequisite: None) 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 1030

(Prerequisite: None) 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. A $25 fee is associated with the course due to the cost of electrical supplies and components.

AIRC 1040

(Prerequisite: None) 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 1070

(Prerequisite: None) This course introduces principles of combustion, installation, and service requirements for gas heating systems. Topics include installation, service procedures, electrical controls, piping, gas valves, venting, code requirements, principles of combustion, and safety.

AIRC 1080

(Prerequisite: None) 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.


Air Conditioning Technology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Building A, Office 423/424

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