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

Installing and servicing heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment is the program focus. Academic courses, theory courses, and laboratory experiences are designed to promote success in the air conditioning field.

Students enrolled in the Air Conditioning Technology program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each technical course.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$39,057
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low: $24k med: $39k high: $62k

What are my career choices?

Job opportunities are limitless. Almost all types of business and industry have heating and cooling systems. You can go to work for a general contractor or own your own business. Our students also go on to find work with large commercial heating and air conditioning contractors, residential mechanical contractors, parts and equipment distributors, large commercial and industrial facility maintenance departments, hospital facilities maintenance departments, custom design or new construction markets.

Air Conditioning Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic $39,057
Domestic Air Conditioner and Furnace Installer $39,057
Air Conditioning Technology $39,057 
Refrigeration Mechanic $39,057 
Environmental System Repair Helper $26,704 
Environmental Control System Servicer $26,704 
Boiler Maintenance $44,856 
Chiller Maintenance $22,4713 

What classes do I have to take?

Some of the courses you will take include Basic Refrigeration, Commercial Refrigeration, Cooling and Dehumidification, Heating and Humidification, HVAC Electricity and Electrical Components.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Diploma

Certificates

Additional Information

Air Conditioning program brochure

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

Doug Adams
Air Conditioning Technology
Program Coordinator
606.487.3300
adams.doug@kctcs.edu