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The Fundamentals of Air Conditioning

The Fundamentals of Air Conditioning


The Fundamentals of Air Conditioning course at CTS College is tailored for homeowners looking to take control of their air conditioning maintenance and reduce overall ownership costs. Say goodbye to frequent technician calls for minor issues as this course empowers individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform simple yet crucial maintenance tasks.

Participants will learn to clean or replace filters, address condenser fan issues, oil the fan motor, troubleshoot unusual noises, fix leaks and understand the process of gassing an AC unit. By acquiring these fundamental skills, homeowners can ensure the smooth and efficient operation of their air conditioning units, leading to substantial savings in maintenance expenses.


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Understand basic air conditioning and refrigeration theory
  • Troubleshoot simple problems
  • Remove and service filters
  • Conduct general maintenance


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 4 weeks with 2 classes per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Face-to-face and online classes (online classes are recorded for further review)
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Persons desirous of learning a new skill
  • Home owners
  • Persons who supervise contractors
  • The 'Do-It-Yourselfers'
  • Entrepreneurs

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required for enrolment in this course – all are welcome to join and learn.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

  • Installing an AC unit
  • AC wiring circuit
  • Installing and connecting the evaporator
  • Installing and connecting the condenser
  • Gassing up an AC unit
  • Checking compressors and capacitors
  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Checking control system, voltage and components Voltage & Components
  • General tools for AC

Note: This programme is competency based and the majority of time will be devoted to practical work.


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
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

Delivery Mode

Online and Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via a combination of live online and face-to-face classes.

Online Classes: Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Face-to-Face Classes: Students would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Weekly practical assignments (based on course content)
  • Written exam
  • Final practical assignment


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.


Tools required for this course would be provided by CTS College for in-class use.

Dress Code

For safety purposes, students are required to adhere to the following dress code:

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

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,800. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Mr. Garth Dallaway to facilitate the Fundamentals of Air Conditioning course. Mr. Dallaway not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. He is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

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 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 this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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