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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

The Air Conditioning Technology program offers the training needed for a career in the heating & cooling industry. Electrical components, trouble shooting, duct design, and the understanding, application, and safe handling of gasses are included in this curriculum. Convenient online coursework and hands-on, evening labs provide skill sets highly recommended by employers. Computer assistance is available to those unfamiliar with online learning.

What are my career choices?

Qualified air conditioning technicians are in high demand in all parts of the region. Graduates can find jobs in a variety of industrial, manufacturing, commercial, and other areas.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Domestic AC and Furnace Installer Certificate: 35-36 Total credit hours Requirements
Building Controls Technician Certificate: 35 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Environmental System Repair Helper Certificate: 9-10 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Environmental Control System Servicer Certificate: 24-25 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Refrigeration Mechanic Certificate: 27-28 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements

Admission Requirements

Air Conditioning Technology program has no special admission requirements. Please consult HCC's general admission requirements.

Special License & Certifications

Student must pass an EPA exam to obtain a license to work with refrigerant. The opportunity to earn an OSHA 10 safety card will be available. Students will also prepare for the journeyman’s test

Those completing the Environmental System Repair Helper certificate are eligible to sit for the National EPA Certification Examination.

Scholarship Opportunities

Students majoring in the Air Conditioning Technology program may be eligible for scholarship support through the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program. This support could include full-tuition for the program. Check out the details at the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship site. 

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

Air Conditioning Technology

Dennis Alvey

Program Coordinator

270.707.3896

dalvey0030@kctcs.edu