What is Air Conditioning Technology?
The Air Conditioning Technology Program offers a variety of choices for people seeking entry-level jobs as well as currently employed individuals who wish to enhance their skills.
Servicing heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment is the focus of this program. Academic courses, theory courses, and lab experiences are designed to promote success in the field.
Courses include Basic Refrigeration, Commercial Refrigeration, Cooling and Dehumidification Heating and Humidification, HVAC Electricity and Electrical Components.
Students have many options to pursue in Refrigeration or Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Individuals generally elect to work for a refrigeration and air conditioning contractor which often leads to self employment. Other common job opportunities include facilities air conditioning maintenance, Appliance repair, Duct installer, and general service technician.
There are no special admission requirements for this program.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Associate in Applied Science - General Occupational/Technical Studies
- HVAC Mechanic | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Environmental Control System Servicer Environmental Control System Servicer | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Environmental System Repair Helper
- Domestic AC and Furnace Installer | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Refrigeration Mechanic | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
|Environmental System Repair Helper: 9 - 10 Total credit hours|
|ENVIRONMENTAL Control SYSTEM REPAIR: 24 -25 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Domestic Air Conditioner and Furnace Installer: 35 -36 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic: 47 -56 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Air Conditioning Technology: 60 -66 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.