Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) - AAS | GCTC

Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) - AAS

(61-64 Total Credit Hours)

EPA Certification Test fee of $45.00 required.

Recommended Semester 1
Courses Credits Grade Offered
ACR 100 Refrigeration Fundamentals (first eight weeks) 3   Fall/Spring
ACR 101 Refrigeration Fundamentals Lab (first eight weeks) 2   Fall/Spring
ACR 102 HVAC Electricity (second eight weeks) *  3   Fall/Spring
ACR 103 HVAC Electricity Lab (second eight weeks)*      
Digital Literacy - CIT 105 Introduction to Computers or OST 105 Introduction to Office Systems (or Competency demonstrated by exam)  0-3   All
ENG 101 Writing I 3   All
Recommended Semester 2
Courses Credits Grade Offered
ACR 130 Electrical Components 3   Fall/Spring
ACR 131 Electrical Components Lab 2   Fall/Spring
ACR 170 Heat Load/Duct Design 3   Fall/Spring
ACR 260 Heating and Humidification 3   Fall/Spring
ACR 262 Heating and Humidification Lab  2   Fall/Spring
MAT 110 Applied Mathematics (or higher level Quantitative Reasoning course)  3   All
Recommended Semester 3
Courses Credits Grade Offered
ACR 250 Cooling and Dehumidification 3   Fall/Spring
ACR 251 Cooling and Dehumidification Lab 2   Fall/Spring
ACR 270 Heat Pump Application 3   Fall/Spring
ACR 271 Heat Pump Application Lab 2   Fall/Spring
ACR 290 Journeyman Prep 3   Fall/Spring
Natural Science General Education course 3   All
Technical Elective (rec. PLB 105 Plumbing Principles) 3   Fall/Spring
Recommended Semester 4
Courses Credits Grade Offered
Heritage or Humanities General Education course 3   All
Social/Behavioral Science General Education course 3   All
Technical Elective(s) (rec EGY 240 Energy Efficiency and Analysis)  4   Fall/Spring
Technical Elective(s) (rec. PLB 100 Basic Theory of Plumbing)  3   Fall


  • * Comparable Electric Courses: EET 154/155 or (ELT 110 and ELT 114) or IMT 110/111
  • ** ACR 290 Journeyman Prep is highly recommended as it is required as the exit exam for Air Conditioning program
  • Other courses may be substituted at the discretion of the program coordinator (10 credit hours technical electives required).
  • Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of C or greater in each technical course, (including those selected as technical electives), and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

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