Heating and Air Conditioning Installation Technician

Program Overview

The Heating and Air Conditioning Installation Technician TCC prepares students for careers in the installation of heating and air conditioning systems.  Emphasis is placed on the theory and practical application skills necessary to provide the skills for successful employment.

This program supports the needs of the area air conditioning industry by providing a reliable supply of trained heating and air conditioning technicians. This program will enable participants to attain educational and practical work experience so they may become employed as heating and air conditioning installation technicians. The program also provides safe educational facilities which support effective learning through standard curriculum, instructional materials, and equipment and promotes an atmosphere for learning so individuals will focus on opportunities for life long learning as a means for enhancing their opportunities for long term employment as heating and air conditioning installation technicians.

Students may enter the Heating and Air Conditioning Installation Technician 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.  Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the 608 Air Conditioning exam ($50.00).

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Heating and Air Conditioning Installation 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

$25,000.00 – $35,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,531.00
Books & Supplies:  $550.00
(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 Heating and Air Conditioning Installation Technician certificate program is intended to provide graduates with the knowledge for entry-level jobs as installers 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

  • AIRC1010Refrigeration Principles and Practices4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • AIRC1030HVACR Electrical Fundamentals4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • AIRC1060Air Conditioning Systems Application and Installation4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 12