2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    May 11, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Air Conditioning Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet

What is an Air Conditioning Service Technician? Air Conditioning Technicians may sometimes be referred to as HVAC technicians and are responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. They may also be responsible for reviewing blueprints, testing systems for proper functioning, performing emergency repairs, maintaining tools, ordering supplies, and making routine adjustments to maximize operational efficiency. They may also record data when inspecting systems, such as temperature of equipment, fuel consumption and hours of operation.
Degree and Certificates
  • Air Conditioning Technology, AAS
  • Air Conditioning Technology, Diploma
  • Air Conditioning Electrical Technician, Certificate
  • Air Conditioning Maintenance Technician, Certificate
  • Photovoltaic Systems Installation & Repair Technician, Certificate
  • Refrigeration System Service Technician, Certificate
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Degree level proficiency is required to take degree level General Education courses.
  3. Students are encouraged to complete any learning support courses needed while taking their AIRC technical courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of  Program Degree: 5 semesters
65 Credit hours
Semester Program Begins Fall, spring and summer semester.
Application Process Applicants to the Air Conditioning Technology Degree program must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required. 
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall or spring terms.
For more information, contact: Reed Lovell, program director, RLovell@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6313.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email ACTTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

2016 Median pay              $42,840 to $45,910
Entry level education              Associate degree, diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2014 - 2024              84,200
Job growth, 2014 - 2024              20%