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Air Conditioning
AIR01

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 6 hours
Estimated Duration: 8 hours
Pricing
Gold Class: $228.00
Platinum: $228.00
Standard: $276.00

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Electrical Circuits and DVOM Usage (ELE01)
  • Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair of Common Electrical Loads (ELE02)

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

AIR01
Did you know I-CAR offers this course in convenient, online delivery? You may satisfy this requirement by completing the Online courses AIR02e and AIR03e.

If you are a Steel Structural Technician Role Rep or Aluminum Structural Technician Role Rep and would like an Online alternative to AIR01 in ProLevel 2, you may take AIR02e and AIR03e instead – a combined savings of 2 credit hours over the Live course AIR01.

If you are an Electrical/Mechanical Technician Role Rep and would like an Online alternative to AIR01 in ProLevel 1, you may take AIR02e and AIR03e instead – a combined savings of 2 credit hours over the Live course AIR01.


  • Understand air conditioning system operation and identify refrigerants and oils
  • Understand air conditioning service tools and equipment used for specific repair processes
  • Identify, diagnose, and troubleshoot air conditioning system operations
  • Identify HVAC systems and have an understanding of the considerations around retrofitting air conditioning systems

Module 1 – System Operation
This module highlights the basics of refrigerant flow and air conditioning system parts as well as diagnostic techniques and repair methods.

Module 2 – Refrigerants and Oils
In the second module, the student will learn how to identify R12 and R134a. The student will gain an understanding of the uses and differences between refrigerants and refrigerant oils.

Module 3 – Air Conditioning Tools and Equipment
The course continues with information on air conditioning tools and refrigerant recovery/recycle/recharge equipment. The student will be introduced to single-pass and multi-pass equipment and learn information relevant to their use.

Module 4 – Diagnostics Operations
The course continues with information on purging and refrigerant identification. The student will examine preparation and verification techniques for leak testing.

Module 5 – Troubleshooting and Parts Replacement
As the student moves through the course, he or she will be introduced to diagnosis and repair procedures for various systems. The student will also learn about replacement part considerations.

Module 6 – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
This module explains control assemblies and actuators. The student will gain insight into HVAC components and parts.

Module 7 – Retrofitting Air Conditioning Systems
The course concludes with considerations around retrofitting air conditioning systems and an introduction to part labels and retrofit considerations.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.