Air Conditioning Technician Assistant (AZ31)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia

The Air Conditioning Technician (also known as Refrigeration Technician) Assistant TCC is a series of courses that prepares students to hold positions as refrigeration technician assistants.
The standard curriculum for the Air Conditioning Technician Assistant certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any given semester, in which these classes are offered. The program may be completed in one (1) to two (2) semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 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: $1,551
  • Books/Supplies: $192
Curriculum Outline (12 hours)
Occupational Courses (12 hours) 12
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 1010

(Prerequisite: None) 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 safety. A $50 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of refrigerants, copper pipe/tubing, and brazing materials.

AIRC 1020

(Prerequisite: None) This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge and skills to install, test, and service major components of a refrigeration system. Topics include compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, service procedures, refrigeration systems and safety.


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

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