Could you imagine a life without air conditioning and heating to keep comfortable? The HVACR industry covers the comfort systems - heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration - that our society depends on year-round. The heating and cooling industry is a $150 billion a year business that employs many people, and more and more skilled people are needed to fill the increasing demand!
The Air Conditioning program at MGTC familiarizes students with the basic refrigeration cycle, thermodynamics, air conditioning, fossil fuel systems, heat pump systems, subsystems, and safety. Students also become familiar with the special tools required to perform system design, servicing, and diagnostic techniques on installed systems. Many graduates of the program begin their careers as service technicians - installing new units, servicing broken ones, and maintaining existing units.
Graduates of the Air Conditioning Technology program are qualified for service technician and maintenance positions with contractors, dealer supply companies, and many other heating and air conditioning businesses. Entry level salaries in the Middle Georgia area range from $25,000 - $29,000.
- Air Conditioning Technology
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.
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Basic Skills Courses MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3 ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3 EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 3 Occupational Courses AIRC 1005 Refrigeration Fundamentals 4 AIRC 1010 Refrigeration Principles and Practices 4 AIRC 1020 Refrigeration Systems Components 4 AIRC 1030 HVACR Electrical Fundamentals 4 AIRC 1040 HVACR Electrical Motors 4 AIRC 1050 HVACR Electrical Components and Controls 4 AIRC 1060 Air Conditioning Systems Application and Installation 4 AIRC 1070 Gas Heat 4 AIRC 1080 Heat Pumps and Related Systems 4 AIRC 1090 Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems 3 COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3 Total Hours required for Graduation 51
Technical Certificates of Credit
- Air Conditioning Electrical Technician
The Air Conditioning Electrical Technician program prepares students in the air conditioning area of study to acquire competencies in electricity related to installation, service, and maintenance of electrical systems.
Course # Course Title Credit Hours AIRC 1030 HVACR Electrical Fundamentals 4 AIRC 1040 HVACR Electrical Motors 4 AIRC 1050 HVACR Electrical Components and Controls 4 Credits Required for Graduation 12
- Air Conditioning Technician Assistant
The Refrigeration Technician Assistant TCC is a series of courses that prepares students to hold positions as refrigeration technician assistants.
Course # Course Title Credit Hours AIRC 1005 Refrigeration Fundamentals 4 AIRC 1010 Principles & Practices of Refrigeration 4 AIRC 1020 Refrigeration Systems Components 4 Credits Required for Graduation 12
- Residential Air Conditioning Technician
The Residential Aid Conditioning Technician TCC is a series of curses designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the maintenance and repair of residential air conditioning systems.
Course # Course Title Credit Hours AIRC 1005 Refrigeration Fundamentals 4 AIRC 1020 Refrigeration Systems Components 4 AIRC 1060 Air Conditioning Systems Application and Installation 4 AIRC 1090 Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems 4 Credits Required for Graduation 16
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At MGTC we offer three different levels of credit programs:
- Associate Degree
- Middle Georgia Technical College offers associate level degrees. They usually take 2 years to complete. AAS programs include general education (core) courses that may transfer to University System of Georgia institutions and other 4-year colleges in our state.
- Middle Georgia Technical College's Diploma Level programs usually take between 1 and 1.5 years to complete and include basic courses, as well as specific technical or occupational courses to prepare students for the workforce.
- Technical Certificates of Credit (TCCs) usually take about 1-2 semesters to complete and generally focus on very specialized knowledge. These programs teach students specific skills that they can apply in the workforce.