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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Choose a "Cool" Career!

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.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
$39,057
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low: $24k med: $39k high: $62k

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.

Air Conditioning Career Median Annual Salary
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic $39,057
Domestic Air Conditioner and Furnace Installer $39,057
Air Conditioning Technology $39,057 
Refrigeration Mechanic $39,057 
Environmental System Repair Helper $26,704 
Environmental Control System Servicer $26,704 
Boiler Maintenance $44,856 
Chiller Maintenance $22,4713 

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?

Degrees and Transfers

If you want to get a bachelor's degree, Western Kentucky University has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.

Diploma Options

Certificate Options

To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Course Catalog.

Where do I start?

Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or COMPASS exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.

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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.

 

Program Contact

Glen Raizor
Air Conditioning Technology
Associate Professor
270.706.8632
hraizor0001@kctcs.edu