Which HVAC Schools Are in Georgia?

Find schools in Georgia offering HVAC programs. Learn about program requirements, and get admissions and coursework information for HVAC technician education in Georgia. Schools offering Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Depending on the degree level you are looking to achieve, many programs are available for HVAC professionals in Georgia. Learn more about the HVAC certificate, diploma and associate's programs for this field.

What You Need to Know

Completing a certificate, diploma or associate's degree program could prepare you to work as an HVAC technician. Certificates require one or two semesters of study, and diplomas usually require two years of study. Diploma programs often include courses like mathematics and English. Associate's degrees also require two years of study, and they also include general education requirements.

Schools in Georgia Offering HVAC Certificate Programs

Columbus Technical College

Through this school, you have your choice of two certificate paths related to HVAC, each one taking about a year to complete. In the 20-credit repair specialist program, you cover subjects including refrigeration, electrical fundamentals, HVAC electronics, gas heat and heat pumps. In the 12-credit technician assistant program, all courses focus on refrigeration. They include fundamentals, principles and system components.

  • Program Name: Certificate
  • Fields of Study Options: Air-Conditioning Repair Specialist, Air-Conditioning Technician Assistant
  • Program Length: Two semesters
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,694 for in-state residents; $4,830 for out-of-state residents per year (cost for 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age; must sit for COMPASS placement test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 3,600 students (all undergraduate)

Savannah Technical College

At Savannah Technical College, you have the option of two HVAC-related certificate programs, each one lasting one semester. The electrical technician program includes courses in electrical motors, fundamentals, components and controls as they relate to HVACR (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration) technology. The technician assistant program includes courses in HVACR refrigeration that cover topics like safety, leak testing, metering devices and heat transfer.

  • Program Name: Certificate
  • Fields of Study: Air-Conditioning Electrical Technician, Air-Conditioning Technician Assistant
  • Length of Program: One semester, 12 credits each
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,654 for in-state residents; $4,790 for out-of-state residents per year (cost for 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Proof of identity; minimum 16 years of age; must sit for COMPASS placement test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 4,600 students (all undergraduate)

Schools in Georgia Offering HVAC Diploma Programs

Columbus Technical College

This 51-credit program takes about two years to complete. HVAC-applicable courses are supplemented with courses in English, computers, math, interpersonal relations and professional development. In addition to the coursework completed through the technician assistant certificate program, this diploma program includes courses in subjects like gas heat, troubleshooting, electrical motors, heat pumps and electrical controls.

  • Program Name: Diploma in Air-Conditioning Technology
  • Program Length: Two years
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,694 for in-state residents; $4,830 for out-of-state residents per year (cost for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Must complete Air-Conditioning Technician Assistant Certificate program or receive special permission from the instructor
  • Requirements: Minimum 16 years of age
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 3,600 students (all undergraduate)

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College serves 11 counties in south central Georgia. It should take about two years to complete this 51-credit diploma program. General education courses you're required to complete include mathematics, English, interpersonal relations and professional development. The 43 credit hours of HVAC courses include refrigeration, applications and installation of air-conditioning systems, electrical aspects of HVAC, computer applications for HVAC, heat pumps and gas heat. This school also offers a 24-credit-hour technical certificate in air-conditioning repair specialist.

  • Program Name: Air-Conditioning Technology Diploma
  • Program Length: About two years
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,734 for in-state residents; $4,870 for out-of-state residents per year (cost for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school diploma, ACT and SAT scores
  • Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age; must sit for COMPASS or ASSET placement exam
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 3,600 students (all undergraduate)

Schools in Georgia Offering Associate's Degree Programs in HVAC

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

This 66-credit program takes about two years to complete and consists of five general education courses and 13 HVAC-related courses. The HVAC courses include courses in refrigeration, air-conditioning systems and applications, commercial and residential refrigeration, gas heat and heat pumps, computer usage, HVACR electrical aspects and troubleshooting.

  • Program Name: Associate in Applied Science in Air-Conditioning Technology
  • Program Length: Two years
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,840 for in-state residents; $4,976 for out-of-state residents per year (cost for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisite: High school diploma
  • Requirements: Proof of identity; must sit for COMPASS placement test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 4,100 students (all undergraduate)

Savannah Technical College

The 2-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science in Air-Conditioning Technology at Savannah Technical College emphasizes theory and hands-on practical application of techniques and skills needed to work in the HVAC area. The program entails 51 credits in HVAC-related instruction. Required HVAC courses include refrigeration, HVACR electrical components and controls, microcomputers and general troubleshooting. You have the opportunity to choose elective courses such as state and local codes, commercial air-conditioning systems, residential system design, commercial air-conditioning troubleshooting and commercial air-conditioning design.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Air-Conditioning Technology
  • Length of Program: Two years
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,654 for in-state residents; $4,790 for out-of-state residents per year (cost for 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Proof of identity; minimum 16 years of age; must sit for COMPASS placement test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 4,600 students (all undergraduate)

At the degree level, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Savannah Technical College can provide your associate's degree in the HVAC field; for a diploma program, both Columbus Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are good choices; and if you are looking for a certificate in the State of Georgia, you can find it at either Columbus or Savannah Technical Colleges.

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