Air Conditioning Technology

 

Design, build, and maintain climate control systems through hands-on training for a career as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician.

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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.

Career Path

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.

Admission Requirements

There are no special admission requirements for this program.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Science - General Occupational/Technical Studies

Diplomas

Certificates

Additional 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.

Program Contact

Dale Thornton
Air Conditioning Technology
Program Coordinator
606.326.2469
jack.thornton@kctcs.edu