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August 13, 2007

Gwinnett Tech Gains Added Credentials for Air Conditioning Program


The Air Conditioning Technology program at Gwinnett Tech has received national accreditation status, known in the industry as the Partnership for Heating Ventilation Air-Conditioning Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA).

The accreditation status means that Gwinnett Tech's program has met or exceeded the instruction, curriculum, student, faculty and facility standards set forth by the organizations that support PAHRA such as ARI, ASHRAE, CARE, GAMA, HARDI and PHCC. The accreditation is effective for five years.

The Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) is an independent, third party organization that is a partnership between heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) educators and the HVACR industry that awards accreditation to programs that have met and/or exceeded industry validated standards.

Gwinnett Tech's air conditioning technology program combines air conditioning theory and practical application preparing students for careers in the air conditioning service field. The diploma program can be completed in four quarters, and classes are offered day and evening. Hybrid classes (offered online and in-the-classroom) are also available. Air conditioning system maintenance technician and air conditioning electrical technician certificates can be completed in as little as one quarter.

To learn more on Gwinnett Tech's air conditioning technology program accreditation, or to enroll in one of these or other air conditioning or construction programs, contact Gwinnett Tech at 770-962-7580 or visit

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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit

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