What is Air Conditioning Technology?
With a degree in Air Conditioning Technology, job opportunities are endless. Installing and servicing heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment is the focus of this program. Academic courses, theory courses, and laboratory experiences are designed to promote success in the air conditioning field.
What are my career options?
Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers held about 231,000 jobs in 2011; the majority worked for plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors. The rest were employed in a variety of industries throughout the country, reflecting a widespread dependence on climate-control systems. Some worked for fuel oil dealers, refrigeration and air-conditioning service and repair shops, schools, and stores that sell heating and air-conditioning systems. Local governments, the Federal Government, hospitals, office buildings, and other organizations that operate large air-conditioning, refrigeration, or heating systems also employed these workers. Many graduates of this program will choose to start their own business and become self-employed.
National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Associate in Applied Science Degree
- Air Conditioning Technology
- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Domestic AC & Furnace Installer
- Environmental Control SystemServicer
- Environmental System Repair Helper
- Refrigeration Mechanic
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.