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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 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?



  • 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.

Upon completion of this program, the graduate can:

  1. Apply Ohm’s Law: measure resistance, voltage, ohms, watts, amps; construct various types of electrical circuits; select wire and fuse sizes and troubleshoot an electric motor coil.
  2. Apply work principles of physics and mechanics.
  3. Implement and use Total Quality Management.
  4. Service and troubleshoot mechanical refrigeration components.
  5. Know and practice safe working habits.
  6. Calculate heat gain and heat loss, thereby determining equipment size.
  7. Use blueprints effectively.

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.

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Program Contact

Robert Hamm

Air Conditioning Technology - Rowan Campus

606.783.1538 ext. 66373

Matthew Watkins

Air Conditioning Technology - Maysville Campus

606.759.7141 ext. 66141

Adam Hawkins

Air Conditioning Technology - Montgomery Campus

859.499.6282 ext. 66512