Air Conditioning student working on equipment

Air Conditioning Technology

What is Air Conditioning Tech?

In the Air Conditioning Technology Program, you will learn how to service heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. You will take academic courses and theory courses and have hands-on lab experiences that you will use in your career.   

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.


Program is accredited by HVAC Excellence.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Air Conditioning Technology (64-66 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.