Students working on heating and air-conditioning system

Air Conditioning Technology

  • Are you looking for a career for uncertain times? 
  • Are you a logical thinker?  
  • Do you enjoy solving mechanical problems utilizing state-of-the-art equipment?
  • If the answer to these questions is yes, you will benefit from Air Conditioning Technology program offerings.  The development of new green energy-saving heating and air-conditioning systems has led to the inclusion of these integral elements in our program.  Trained HVAC technicians will find ample job opportunities in the fields of service and repair; equipment design; and manufacturing, sales, or system design.  Because of the increasing sophistication of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, employers prefer to hire those who have completed technical school training or a formal apprenticeship. According to the website,, the mean salary for a Journeyman Mechanic in Western Kentucky is $34,420. Check out our flyer.

    Program Standing:  Progression in the Air Conditioning Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or greater in each technical course.

    Credential Opportunities

    Students can earn the Associate in Applied Science in General Occupational/Technical Studies. This degree provides flexible alternatives for meeting student and employer needs. Credit earned through certificate and diploma program completion is applicable toward the Associate in Applied Science in General Occupational/Technical Studies degree when consistent with the objectives of the student’s individual plan of study.   



    Industry Credentials

    NCCER Credentials

    Core Curriculum


    Level I


    Length of Program

    Students seeking a diploma can complete their plan of study in three semesters by completing a total of 60-67 credit hours of technical and general education courses.  Certificates embedded within the diploma may be awarded as credential requirements are met.  Classes are offered during two 16– week semesters (August-December and January- May) each academic year at the Skilled Craft Training Center, located at 70 Hickory Road, Hickory, KY 42051.  Dual credit courses are accepted from local high school districts and allow the student to enter in their second semester of the program.

    Admission Requirements

    There are no special admission requirements for this program.  Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.

    Industry-Related Associations


    National Center for Construction Education and Research
    13614 Progress Boulevard
    Alachua, FL 32615
    Main: 386.518.6500 • Toll-free: 888.622.3720

    Contact Information

    Mark Westerfield, Program Coordinator

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