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The Fundamentals of Air Conditioning

The Fundamentals of Air Conditioning


Tired of calling the technician to fix minor issues with your air conditioning unit? Interested in saving on maintenance costs for your AC unit? The Fundamentals of Air Conditioning is ideal for home owners; this course helps you with simple maintenance tasks to keep your AC units running smoothly and efficiently and lower your overall cost of ownership. Learn to clean or replace filters, clean the condenser fan and oil the fan motor, resolve weird noises and fix leaking AC units, you will even learn how to gas your AC unit.

Who Should Attend?

  • Persons desirous of learning a new skill
  • Home owners
  • Persons who supervise contractors
  • Persons who would like to "try their hand" at something different
  • The "Do it yourselfers" (DIY)
  • Entrepreneurs

Course Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory
  • Troubleshoot simple problems
  • Remove and service filters
  • Conduct general maintenance

Course Content

  • Install an AC Unit
  • AC Wiring Circuit
  • Install and connect Evaporator
  • Install and connect Condenser
  • Gas-up unit
  • Check Compressors and Capacitors
  • Basic Trouble Shooting for DIY
  • Check Control System - Voltage & Components General Tools for AC

Tools and Attire

Dress Code

  • Closed toe shoes (flat)
  • Clear safety glasses
  • Long pants
  • No sleeveless clothing
  • Gloves

Tools (Lecturer to advise)

  • 410 Gauge
  • Amp Meter
  • 10" Adjustable Wrench
  • 8" Adjustable Wrench
  • Linesman Pliers
  • #2 Phillip Head Screw Driver
  • #2 Flat Head Screw Driver
  • Hex Key Set
  • Wire Stripper
  • Small Tube Cutter
  • Medium Tube Cutter
  • Flaring & Swaging Kit


Exams and Assessments

The program is strongly competency based where the majority of time will be devoted to practical work. Students, with the support of the lecturer, will be required to complete practical assignments on a weekly basis.

At the end of the program candidates will have a written exam and a final practical assignment.

Students will be required too:

  • Install an AC Unit
  • Install and connect Evaporator
  • Install and connect Condenser
  • Gas-up unit
  • Check Compressors and Capacitors
  • Check Control System- Voltage & Components
  • Do Basic Trouble Shooting for DIY

Delivery Mode

Online and Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via a combination of live online classes as well as face-to-face classes. Students who have successfully enrolled in the course will be provided with a link to join the online class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of the class. The online classes are also recorded; therefore, students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Monday, Wednesday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 4 weeks 24 hours $1,800.00 Mr. Garth Dallaway

*SPECIAL OFFER: Classes #1 to #3 are ONLINE on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Classes #4 to #8 are PRACTICALS at CTS College on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Session - Monday, Wednesday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2023 - Cycle 1 - Online/ Practical Classes Wednesday, October 25, 2023 Wednesday, November 22, 2023
2024 - Cycle 1 - Online/ Practical Classes Monday, January 29, 2024 Wednesday, February 21, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 - Online/ Practical Classes Monday, April 29, 2024 Wednesday, May 22, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Online/ Practical Classes Monday, July 29, 2024 Wednesday, August 21, 2024
2024 - Cycle 4 - Online/ Practical Classes Monday, October 28, 2024 Wednesday, November 20, 2024

Student Support


Mr. Garth Dallaway

Mr. Garth Dallaway has over 24 years' experience in the field of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. He has completed the Level I and II Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Condition from both City & Guilds, and The School of Air Condition and Refrigeration.

He is certified in Finance for Non-Finance Professionals from The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business; and is a Certified Associate in Project Management from the School of Business and Computer Science.

Programme management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

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