What is Heating & Air Conditioning Technology?
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.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Environmental Control System Servicer
- Environmental System Repair Helper
- Domestic Air Conditioner and Furnace Installer and
- Refrigeration Mechanic
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
This information is provided in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations. As a public non-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for certificate and diploma programs that meet gainful employment definitions (beginning July 1, 2011).
- Domestic Air Conditioning and Furnace - Undergraduate certificate
- Environmental Control System Servicer - Undergraduate certificate
- Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning Mechanic - Undergraduate certificate
- Refrigeration Mechanic - Undergraduate certificate
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.