Following 2 semesters and 35 credit hours, students at Pickens Technical College can complete a certificate in heating and air conditioning service technology. The program also leads to EPA and OSHA certification as well as prepares students for the Industry Competency Exams. Coursework, which is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, uses computer simulations and live equipment to train students. In addition, students are provided with internship opportunities at Aurora Public Schools Maintenance Department. Students must uphold a "C" or better to complete all classes.