At a Glance:

FCC: Rodney Parris
Rodney Parris, Program Director & Instructor of Automotive Technology
Office: D121
Phone: 706-295-6999
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies


A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical Institute


Master Certification in Automobiles, Heavy Trucks, and Engine Machinist

WCC: Troy Peco
Troy Peco, Assistant Dean of Industrial Technologies; Program Director & Instructor of Automotive Technology
Office: 106
Phone: 706-764-3618
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies


A.A.S., Delgado Community College, A.S.E. Certification

VIDEO: The Automotive Program

Automotive Climate Control Technician (AH21)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Floyd County Campus
  • Walker County Campus

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 covered include: basic shop safety, electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, and the theory, operation, diagnosis and servicing of automotive climate control systems.

Entrance Date: Fall and Spring Semester

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required 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.