Career Major - Automotive Air Conditioning Technician

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Automotive Air Conditioning Technician - Alva Campus and Fairview Campus
Automotive air-conditioning technicians specialize in the repair and installation of automotive air-conditioners. Students in this major will learn the various components of air-conditioning systems, including compressors, condensers, and controls. The will also learn how to diagnose air-conditioning system operation and climate control concerns. In addition, they will also learn how to do general electrical system diagnosis, learn electrical therory, perform basic tests and then determine necessary action.The hours completed in this major are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards, and ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Career Major Length: 420 hours

SOC Code: 49.3020
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Introduction to Automotive Service 45
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Introduction I 45
Automotive Heating and Air-Conditioning Introduction I 15
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Fundamentals II 90
Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Fundamentals II 30
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Advanced III 105
Auto Heat & Air Conditioning Advanced III 60
Workforce Staging 30

Campus Location
: Alva and Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: No.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $840
Full-time out-of-district adult - $1,680
Full-time materials use fees - $210

Salary Range: $7.87 - $13.89/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 9th grade level or above
  • Basic computer literacy/skills
  • Ability to understand theory and technical information
  • Ability to read and comprehend textbook and shop manual
  • Ability to complete basic math problems
  • Good health, physical condition and manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and stand/work on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Endurance to work under adverse weather conditions
  • Good communication skills

Cluster: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Pathway: Automotive Service

Alva Instructor: Mr. Ron Rader

Alva Instructor Website:

Fairview Instructor: Mr. Bobby Watson

Fairview Auto Tech Instructor's Facebook fan page:

Updated on 6/9/15