Automotive Climate Control Technician

Program Overview

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.

Students who complete this program have participated in an automobile technician training program that was certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Students may enter the Automotive Climate Control Technician program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 14 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Automotive Climate Control 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

$20,000.00 – $30,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,062.00
Books & Supplies:  $275.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to be employed as an entry-level climate control technician.

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
  • AUTT1010Automotive Technology Introduction2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AUTO ELECTRICAL COURSE OPTIONS (7 Credit Hours Required):
  • Option #1:
  • AUTT1020Automotive Electrical Systems7 credit hours240 contact hours
  • Option #2:
  • AUTT1021Automotive Electrical Systems I4 credit hours138 contact hours
  • AUTT1022Automotive Electrical Systems II3 credit hours103 contact hours
  • AUTT1060Automotive Climate Control Systems5 credit hours110 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 14