Admissions and Financial Policies


AC/C TECH seeks to admit candidates interested improving their careers through maintenance technology training. Applicants for AC/C TECH’s are required to complete the following steps and documentation to be considered for admission.

Admission Requirements

For individual courses, technical certificates, and the Associate of Applied Science in Residential & Apartment Technology.

  1. Complete an application form
  2. Certify high school completion or a recognized equivalent such as a general educational development (GED) test.

    1. Applicants who are homeschooled or attend an alternative school should submit credentials that demonstrate equivalent levels of achievement and ability.
    2. Applicants who did not complete high school or a recognized equivalent must review the provisional admission policy below.
  3. Submit a copy of a government-issued identification (ID) such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.
  4. Students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English Proficiency according to the Policy below.

If required by an applicants’ sponsoring employment partner, applicants may be subject to a background check prior to being admitted. The investigative inquiries may include credit, criminal, driving, and/or other background reports.

Those who meet the admissions criteria will be informed in writing of their acceptance. Any applicant who does not possess the necessary qualifications will be denied admission in writing, including the basis for denial.

AC/C TECH will not deny admissions nor discriminate against individuals based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, disability, or national origin.

Employment Background Standards

Students are required to complete various practical assignments throughout their program, referred to as On-Job Training (OJT) assignments. Students who enroll as part of an employee partnership program will be assigned to one of the employer’s property communities to complete OJT assignments. Students who are not part of an employee partnership program can complete OJT assignments at their work locations and/or in their homes.

Individuals wishing to participate in courses without completing OJT assignments may audit courses. Audit students will not earn a technical certificate or degree for course participation.

Provisional Admission Policy

Applicants who did not complete high school or a recognized equivalent may be granted provisional admission for one course in order to demonstrate that they possess the ability to succeed in their chosen course or program. After successful completion of all other admission requirements, provisionally admitted students must pass GEN101: Career Opportunities in Apartment Maintenance on their first attempt with a passing grade of 70% or higher. This course must be completed before students begin their chosen program.

English Language Proficiency Policy

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction, must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:

  • A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT),
  • A minimum score of 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS),
  • A minimum score of 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report,
  • A high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English),
  • A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows:

    • ESL Language Use: Score of 85
    • ESL Listening: Score of 80
    • ESL Reading: Score of 85
    • ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90
    • ESL Writeplacer: Score of 4
    • Comprehensive Score for all exams of 350,
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam,
  • A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge, or
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English.

Transfer Credit Requirements

Only students in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Residential & Apartment Technology program are eligible for transfer credit consideration. Students wishing to transfer credit must submit official transcripts from the granting institution. For transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent to AC/C TECH directly from the granting institution. In order to be considered for transfer:

  • Transfer credit must have been earned from an appropriately-accredited institution.
  • Course content must be similar to AC/C TECH’s
  • Courses must have been completed no more than 10 years ago
  • A grade of C (2.0 GPA) is required for any course to be considered.

Digital transcripts must be sent to IMoorman @ Physical transcripts must be sent to:

AC/C TECH Admissions
4415 Forest Manor Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Students who wish to transfer credit earned from an institution whose primary language of instruction is not English are required to have their transcript evaluated by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Transfer Credit Maximums

Students may transfer a maximum of 75 percent of the credits required for the AAS in Residential & Apartment Technology program (21 courses). Credit awarded for experiential or equivalent learning cannot exceed 25 percent of the credits required (7 courses).

Transfer Credit Appeal Process

If a student is not satisfied with a transfer credit decision, they can submit an appeal. The appeal must be submitted via email to and must include the following:

  1. A detailed narrative explanation as to why the applicant disagrees with AC/C TECH’s transfer credit determination, and
  2. Additional documentation – for each course in question – supporting the student’s case for reconsideration such as course descriptions, syllabi, etc.

Transfer Credit Disclaimer

When AC/C TECH courses are being transferred to another institution, the acceptance of that transfer is determined by the receiving institution.

Technology Requirements

Students must have access to any desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, or smart phone.


AC/C TECH may determine the appropriate vehicle for official communications affecting students. Along with other forms of communications, students are responsible for receiving, reading, and responding to AC/C TECH e-mails. A student’s failure to receive or read official communications in a timely manner does not absolve the student from knowing and complying with the content in the communications.

Students are expected to check their AC/C TECH e-mail on a frequent and consistent basis in order to remain informed of educational-related communications. Faculty and staff will assume that a student’s official AC/C TECH e-mail is a valid mechanism for communicating. Faculty may use e-mail for communicating with students registered in classes. This policy ensures that all students are informed of course requirements communicated to them by e-mail from course instructors.

Students must submit coursework according to acceptable guidelines established by instructors.

  • Students are not permitted to send, transmit or otherwise communicate any “spam” or other unsolicited email messages using their AC/C TECH e-mail account.
  • Students are not permitted to send emails to prospective students without consent from the Director of Recruitment and Admission services.

For further assistance regarding e-mails, students should contact the Director of Education.

Tuition and Fees

AC/C TECH’s tuition and fee policy is simple and highly affordable:

  • Admission Fee -                              $0.00
  • Tuition per Course -                   $250.00
  • EPA Technician Certification -  $150.00
  • Tuition per Workshop -               $75.00

AC/C TECH reserves the right to increase tuition and fees without notice.

Below is a complete listing of all cost associated with each technical certificate program and the AAS Degree program in Residential & Apartment Technology:

Program Name Tuition/Workshops Books Tools/Supplies Uniforms Total
HVAC Maintenance $1,500.00 $163.75    $439.07 $160.00 $2,262.82
Plumbing Maintenance    $500.00 $254.83    $603.55 $160.00 $1,518.38
Interior/Exterior Maintenance $1,075.00   $69.90 $1,114.95 $160.00 $2,419.85
Electrical Wiring Maintenance    $575.00 $198.95    $293.95 $160.00 $1,227.90
Appliance Repair $1,250.00 $174.75    $682.14 $160.00 $2,266.89
Swimming Pool & Spa Maintenance $1,000.00   $59.95    $439.07 $160.00 $1,659.02
Residential and Apartment Technology $2,000.00 $148.75    $439.07 $160.00 $2,747.82
Program Name Tuition/Workshops Books Tools/Supplies Uniforms Total
AAS Degree Program $7,150.00 $972.13 $3,572.73 $960.00 $12,854.86

Students are responsible for acquiring books, tools, and supplies. Acquiring uniforms is optional. These fees are based on pricing from Menards website, however, the items can be obtained from any source. There are no other fees.

AC/C TECH accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, and charge cards. Students have an option of paying for their program at enrollment, or in via payment plan. Students may make payments weekly, monthly, or on the basis of their pay period. Students are not charged a financing fee for paying in installments. A late fee is charged when payments are not made according to their payment schedule:

  • $10 per occurrence if student is paying weekly
  • $20 per occurrence if student is paying per bi-weekly pay-period
  • $40 per occurrence if student is paying monthly.

Cancellation Policy

AC/C students may cancel their enrollment with the institution at any time. Students who cancel their enrollment before beginning their program or course are entitled to 100 percent of all monies paid to the institution. If students begin their enrollment before withdrawal, any refund will be provided based on the date of withdrawal, in accordance with AC/C TECH’s refund policy.

Refund Policy

AC/C TECH will pay a pro-rated refund to students according to the following refund schedule:

  • Within six (6) days following the signing of the contract, no obligation and all monies paid, if any, to be fully refunded. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .00) = $250.00
  • After six (6) days, but before beginning of training, 100% refund. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .00) = $250.00
  • After beginning of training, 10% of the total tuition until student completes at least 10% of the assignment. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .10) = $225.00
  • After completing 10% of the assignments, but prior to completing 25% of the assignments, plus 25% of the total tuition. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .25) = $187.50
  • After completing 25% of the assignments but prior to completing 50% of the assignments, 50% of the total tuition. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .50) = $125.00
  • After completing 50% of assignments, but prior to completing 75% of the assignments 75% of total tuition. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .75) = $62.50
  • After completing 75% of assignments, the student is responsible for total tuition. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x 1.00) = $0.00
  • The entire course (all lessons and testing) must be completed within 30 days. If a student does not cancel by the end of such time, he is responsible for his total tuition.
  • The institution will make a proper refund, within thirty-one (31) days of the student's request for cancellation.
  • If the student has paid tuition extending beyond twelve (12) months all such charges shall be refunded.