HVAC student working on an AC

Air Conditioning Technology

If you are interested in a career installing and servicing heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment then this program is for you. Academic courses, theory courses, and laboratory experiences are designed to promote success in the air conditioning field. You will get hands-on experience installing and servicing heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science



  • Environmental Control System Servicer (25-26 credit hours)  
  • Environmental System Repair Helper (9-10 credit hours)
  • Domestic Air Conditioning and Furnace Installer (36-37 credit hours)
  • Refrigeration Mechanic (27-28 credit hours)
  • (List of Certificates available HERE)
  • For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

    Employment Opportunities

    Employment of HVAC installers and mechanics is projected to increase 9 percent during the 2006-2016 decade, meaning graduates of the program should have a variety of employment opportunities. Persons trained in Air Conditioning Technology can expect to find employment in factories, medical settings, food processing, construction, residential service and installation, and many other areas. The median average salary in Kentucky for HVAC installers is $32,200.

    Admission Requirements

    This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC’s general admission requirements.

    Program Length

    You can complete the associate in applied science in two years as a full-time student. Diplomas and certificates can be completed in less time depending on your class load.

    For More Information

    Don Lomache
    (270) 824-1903

    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.