What is Air Conditioning Technology
The Air Conditioning Technology program will prepare you for gainful employment in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. This program is designed to provide training in the repair, installation, and maintenance of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. It includes the study of theory and the development of skill through practical application. You will learn skills needed to install and repair equipment ranging in size and complexity from small self-contained units to large commercial systems. In addition to classroom instruction, you'll have shop experiences designed to enhance their performance skills.
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?
- Air Conditioning Technology - AAS (60-67 credit hours)
- Air Conditioning Technology General Track (60-66 credit hours)
- Commercial Air Conditioning Technology Track (60-66 credit hours)
- Commercial Systems and Building Controls Technology Track (63-67 credit hours)
- Building Controls Technician - Certificate (35 credit hours)
- Domestic Air Conditioner and Furnace Installer - Certificate (35-36 credit hours)
- Environmental Control System Servicer - Certificate (24-25 credit hours)
- Environmental System Repair Helper - Certificate (9-10 credit hours)
- Refrigeration Mechanic - Certificate (27-28 credit hours)
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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.