Air Conditioning Repair Specialist Certificate (ACY1)

This Air Conditioning Repair Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit program is a series of courses designed to prepare students for positions in the maintenance and repair of air conditioning systems. A combination of theory and practical application provide for the necessary skills to support industry requirements.

Employment Opportunities

Program graduates receive an Air Conditioning Repair Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit, which prepares the graduate for an entry-level position in the air conditioning field.

Admissions Criteria

  • 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;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Air Conditioning Repair Specialist Curriculum

The curriculum for the Air Conditioning Repair Specialist certificate program is designed for the semester system. Entrance dates into the program varies. To graduate, Air Conditioning Repair Specialist certificate-seeking students must earn a minimum of 20 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 450 contact hours and generally takes 3 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (20 Credits)

AIRC 1005Refrigeration Fundamentals


AIRC 1030HVACR Electrical Fundamentals


AIRC 1040HVACR Electrical Motors


AIRC 1070Gas Heat


AIRC 1080Heat Pumps and Related Systems


AIRC 1005 and AIRC 1030: “C” or higher grade is required for these courses.

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $2,000

Fees ($385 per semester): $1,155

Books/Supplies: $400

Course Supply Fees: Air Conditioning Technology (click to find individual course fees)

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)