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Contact: Kemith Thompson, Associate Dean
Email: kthompson@atlantatech.edu
Direct: (404) 225-4521

 

 

Automotive Climate Control Technician

Program Overview

The Automotive Climate Control Technician certificate program provides students with skills for entering the automotive service industry as an entry - level climate control technician.  Topics include basic shop safety, electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, and the theory, operation, diagnosis and servicing of automotive climate control systems.

Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $3,280

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age.
  • Official high school or GED transcript is required.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (14 hours)
Occupational Courses (14 hours)
Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.
Introduces automotive electricity, emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, alternators and regulators, lighting system, gauges, horn, wiper/washer, and accessories.
Introduces the theory and operation of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Students attain proficiency in inspection, testing, service, and repair of heating and air conditioning systems and related components. Topics include: a/c system diagnosis and repair; refrigeration system component diagnosis and repair; heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems diagnosis and repair; operating systems and related controls diagnosis and repair; refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling.