The Air Conditioning (A/C) and Refrigeration program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the field of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Students learn to install, diagnose, repair, and maintain the operating condition of domestic, residential, and commercial heating/air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
Graduates of this program work as technicians to install, service, and repair air conditioning and heating systems, and refrigeration systems in both residential and commercial establishments.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate from this program. Completion time depends on course load, course withdrawals, and repeat courses. The program takes approximately four semesters to complete based on full-time status (15+ hours per semester).
Accreditation & Certification
CLTCC’s A/C & Refrigeration program is nationally accredited by heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) Excellence. The HVAC Excellence programmatic accreditation validates that established standards of excellence for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) educational programs are met. These standards are designed to assure that our future workforce receives the quality of training required to provide the skills necessary for success in the HVACR industry.
The estimated program cost per semester (subject to change) is $2,133 (based on the highest credential available).
Credentials and Exit Points
The credentials and exit points for A/C & Refrigeration are listed below. Students who pursue the highest credential for this program (Technical Diploma) have the opportunity to finish each semester with a competency certificate.
TCA – Helper I
TCA – Solar Systems Installer
CTS – Helper II
CTS – Domestic A/C Refrigeration Technician
CTS – HACR Energy Systems Technician
TD – Residential A/C & Refrigeration Technician
TD – Commercial Air Conditioning Technician
TD – Commercial Refrigeration Technician
Technical Competency Area (TCA), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD)