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 for students entering the heating and 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?
- Environmental Control System Servicer
- Environmental System Repair Helper
- Domestic Air Conditioner and Furnace Installer
- Refrigeration Mechanic
Length of Program
You can earn a diploma in HVAC Diploma program in four semesters if you maintain full-time status. Count on two calendar years (4 semesters) to complete the HVAC Mechanic Diploma based on full time attendance.
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.