Basic Air Conditioning Technician Training

Prepares individuals for an entry level technician position in the HVAC industry. 



Coming Spring 2024





$1555.61 for In-state students

$2107.61 for Out-of-State students



Field of Interest 
Provides the participant with the essential skills required of an entry-level employee in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Training in various aspects of air conditioning and refrigeration include trouble-shooting, maintenance, repair and servicing of A/C units, related electrical controlling devices, motors and safety factors concerning the use of various refrigerants.

Students who successfully complete the course requirements will be prepared to test for Section 608 EPA Certification (refrigerant handling) through ESCO Institute.  This is a non-credit course. 

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • Introduction to the field of air conditioning and refrigeration
  • Use of hand tools, materials, and related nomenclature of the component parts of a system and their relationship to and function within the system are stressed.
  • Theory of refrigerants, stressing pressure and temperature relations; the safety aspect in handling refrigerants is also covered.
  • The refrigeration cycle and basic servicing procedures are covered to include the use of gauges, removing and adding refrigerants, as well as leak detection.
  • An advanced course of study involving the various types of HVAC electrical controls and motors, wiring diagrams, and basic Ohm’s Law.
  • The theory, installation practices, and servicing of heating systems including the study of equipment sizing, equipment selection, energy conservation, natural gas, propane, electric heating systems and the study of alternative fuels.

Who should take the course? 

Displaced workers or anyone looking for valuable training to re-enter the workforce.

Registration Process: Interested students will meet with an AZ Quest Grant Coordinator to determine eligibility for the program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Arizona Quest Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant, funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The funding amount for FY23/24 is $2,647,694.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.