What is Air Conditioning Technology
Installing and servicing heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment is the focus of this program. Academic courses, theory courses, and laboratory experiences are designed to promote success in the air conditioning field.
What are my career choices?
You have many options to pursue in refrigeration or heating ventilation and air conditioning. Many students 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 installation, and general service technician.
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, and Air Conditioning Mechanic: 47-56 credit hours
- Environmental Control System Servicer: 24-25 credit hours
- Environmental System Repair Helper: 9-10 credit hours
- Domestic Air Conditioning and Furnace Installer: 35-36 credit hours
- Refrigeration Mechanic: 27-28 credit hours
- Chiller Maintenance: 19 credit hours
- Boiler Maintenance: 20 credit hours
To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Course Catalog.
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.