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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


Program Description

In the past air conditioning was considered a luxury. Today it's a necessity. Therefore, the need for technicians is greater than it has ever been. Students learn basic theory, fundamentals, application of domestic and commercial refrigeration, and residential and commercial air conditioning. Through this program they earn the skills needed to become successful technicians.


Technical Requirements

  •    Principles of Refrigeration

  •    HVACR Service Procedures

  •    Refrigeration Piping Practices

  •    Fundamentals of Gas Heating Systems

  •    Fundamentals of Electric Heating Systems

  •    Heat Pump Systems I

  •    Heat Pump Systems II

  •    Principles of Electricity for HVACR

  •    HVACR Electrical Circuits

  •    HVACR Electrical Components

  •    Commercial Heating Systems

  •    Residential Air Conditioning

  •    Refrigerant Transition and Recovery

  •    Commercial Refrigeration

  •    Commercial Air Conditioning

  •    Special Topics


General Education Requirements

  •    English Composition I

  •    Mathematical Applications

  •    Microcomputer Applications

  •    Fundamentals of Oral Communication

  •    Orientation

              Total Credit Hours - 60

Estimated Salary

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015, median hourly earnings of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, and installers are $20.98.  


Job Opportunities

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, opportunities should be excellent for mechanics and installers with technical school or formal apprenticeship training.  Employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is expected to increase up to 21 percent through 2022.


Program Features

The LBWCC ACR program features extensive hands-on lab exercises with industry standard equipment. The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program features extensive hands-on lab exercises using industrial and residential equipment. The ACR computer lab provides CATTRAX software to train students on electrical diagrams, heating and A/C systems, and refrigerants. Students are encouraged to take nationally-recognized certification exams, offered online in the ACR computer lab.

Click on the link below to view the ACR Gainful Employment Disclosure
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Gainful Employment Disclosure


Joey McCollough
(334) 493-5365

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.