Automotive Climate Control Technician (AH21)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia

The Automotive Climate Control Technician Certificate program provides students with skills for entering the automotive service industry as an entry-level climate control technician. Topics covered include basic shop safety, electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, and the theory, operation, diagnosis, and servicing of automotive climate control systems.

The standard curriculum for the Automotive Climate Control Technician Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term in which any of the three (3) required courses are offered. The program may be completed in as little as one (1) semester and no more than two (2) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 14 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: $1,434
  • Books/Supplies: $500
Curriculum Outline (14 hours)
Occupational Courses (14 hours) 14
AUTT 1010

(Prerequisite: None) This course introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluids.

AUTT 1020

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) This course introduces automotive electrical systems emphasizing the basic operating principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, instrument cluster and driver information systems, and body electrical systems. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of electrical components.

AUTT 1060

(Prerequisite: AUTT 1020) This course introduces the theory and operation of automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Students attain proficiency in inspection, testing, service, and repair of heating and air conditioning systems and related components. Topics include: a/c system diagnosis and repair; refrigeration system component diagnosis and repair; heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems diagnosis and repair; operating systems and related controls diagnosis and repair; and refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling.


Automotive Technology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Southeastern Early College & Career Academy (SECCA)

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