Air Conditioning Technician Assistant

Program Overview

The Air Conditioning Technician Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit is a series of courses that prepares students to hold positions as refrigeration technician assistants.

The Air Conditioning Technology program is accredited by HVAC Excellence.

Students are accepted into the Air Conditioning Technician Assistant program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this 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 Technician Assistant 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:  $250.00
(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 Technician Assistant program is intended to provide graduates with the knowledge for entry-level jobs to braze, charge, recover, install line sets, and help install air conditioning systems.

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.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • AIRC1005Refrigeration Fundamentals4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • AIRC1010Refrigeration Principles and Practices4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • AIRC1020Refrigeration Systems Components4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 12