Air Conditioning Technology Diploma (ACT2)

The Air Conditioning Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the air conditioning industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of air conditioning theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Air Conditioning Technology diploma and have the qualifications of an air conditioning technician.

Employment Opportunities

The Air Conditioning Technology program is intended to produce graduates who are prepared for employment as air conditioning technicians.

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 Technology Diploma Curriculum

The curriculum for the Air Conditioning Technology diploma program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program fall and spring semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 51 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 1095 contact hours and generally takes 4 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Basic Skills Courses (8 Credits)

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development


MATH 1012: “C” or higher grade is required for this course.

Occupational Courses (43 Credits)

AIRC 1005Refrigeration Fundamentals


AIRC 1010Refrigeration Principles & Practice


AIRC 1020Refrigeration System Components


AIRC 1030HVACR Electrical Fundamentals


AIRC 1040HVACR Electrical Motors


AIRC 1050HVACR Electrical Components & Control


AIRC 1060Air Conditioning System Application & Installation


AIRC 1070Gas Heat


AIRC 1080Heat Pumps and Related Systems


AIRC 1090Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems


Occupationally Related Elective


AIRC 1005, AIRC 1010 and AIRC 1030: “C” or higher grade is required for these courses.

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $5,100

Fees ($385 per semester): $1,540

Books/Supplies: $900

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

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)