Air Conditioning Electrical Technician

Program Overview

The Air Conditioning Electrical Technician program prepares students in the air conditioning area of study to acquire competencies in electricity related to installation, service, and maintenance of electrical systems.

This program supports the needs of the area air conditioning industry by providing a reliable supply of trained electrical installers and service heating and air conditioning technicians. This program will enable participants to attain educational and practical work experience in electrical components, safety, electrical wiring, electrical diagrams, and electrical code requirements.

Students are accepted into the Air Conditioning Electrical Technician program any semester.  A full-time student can complete the program in 1 semester.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Air Conditioning Electrical Technician program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$55,000.00 – $75,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,531.00
Books & Supplies:  $235.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

The Air Conditioning Electrical Technician certificate program is intended to provide graduates with the knowledge for entry-level jobs as electrical installations and electrical service for heaters and air conditioning units.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • AIRC1030HVACR Electrical Fundamentals4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • AIRC1040HVACR Electrical Motors4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • AIRC1050HVACR Electrical Components and Control4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 12