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Air Conditioning Technology

Become an HVAC Technician

If you enjoy mechanical systems and solving problems, consider a career as a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technician. HVAC systems control temperature, humidity, and air quality where we live and work and let us store and transport food, medicine and other items needed to sustain life. These systems consist of many mechanical, electrical and electronic parts, and HVAC mechanics and technicians must be able to install, maintain, diagnose and repair them.

Our Air Conditioning Technology program is accredited by HVAC Excellence.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Air Conditioning Technology (64-66 credit hours)

Diploma

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic (47-54 credit hours)

Certificates

  • Environmental System Repair Helper (9-10 credit hours)
  • Environmental Control System Servicer (25-26 credit hours)
  • Domestic A/C and Furnace Installer (36-37 credit hours)

For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For course sequence, see the course sequence example.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
For Gainful Employment, see Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

Employment Opportunities

Employment of HVAC installers and mechanics is projected to increase 9 percent during the 2006-2016 decade. You can expect to find employment in factories, medical settings, food processing, construction, residential service and installation, and many other areas.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

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.