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.
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
SalaryⓘBased 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|
|Environmental System Repair Helper||$26,704|
|Environmental Control System Servicer||$26,704|
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?
- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Domestic AC & Furnace Installer
- Environmental Control System Servicer
- Environmental System Repair Helper
- Refrigeration Mechanic
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.