Air Conditioning Technology

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program at Madisonville Community College is a two-year area of study for students interested in the heating and air conditioning service field. Students receive training in several areas of HVAC, including: installation and servicing heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. This program includes instructional units that provide students with an understanding of wiring diagrams associated troubleshooting HVAC equipment; geo-thermal design and troubleshooting; heat/load and duct design; gas, electric, and heat pump installations and repair.

Successful students will be eligible for a HVAC Journeyman License after two years of education, working 1,500 hours as an apprentice under a Kentucky Master HVAC Contractor, and passing the State HVAC Journeyman Exam. After working as a Journeyman, under a Kentucky Master HVAC Mechanic for two years the student can be eligible to take the Master HVAC test and become a licensed HVAC Master.

Available Credentials

Articulation agreements with regional and in-state universities allow you to apply your credit hours awarded in the AIT program towards a bachelor's degree. The AIT curriculum is modularized. See how the content is divided.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Air Conditioning Technology AAS (60 credit hours)


  • Air Conditioning Technology Diploma (60 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

Installing and servicing heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment is the focus of this program. Persons trained in Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) can expect to find employment in factories, medical settings, food processing, construction, residential service and installation, and many other areas.

Admission Requirements

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

Length of Program

Most students complete the program within two years. Due to the flexible on-site scheduling of laboratory course work and online delivery of instructional course work, the time it takes to complete the degree requirements will vary.

For more information

David Alsip, AIT Division Chair
(270) 824-1990

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.