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Air Conditioning Technology

Design, build, and maintain climate control systems through hands-on training for a career as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician.

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What is 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. The BCTC’s program was in the top 20 HVAC schools in the nation.

Students enrolled in the Air Conditioning Technology program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each technical course. 

Additional Information

The HVAC field requires continuing education to keep up with new technology, code requirements and safety. We offer a wide range of CEU and Licensing Preparation courses to the community.

Continuing Education & Licensing Preparation

These classes are offered through our Workforce Solutions department.

For more information please call (859) 246-6666.

License Exam Preparation

Continuing Education

Licensure Exams

Our Assessment Center at Leestown Campus is a testing provider for all of Kentucky. They offer HVAC, as well as many other licensing examinations.

Our Air Conditioning Technology curriculum has been designed to provide a balanced learning experience. Lecture and lab courses are used to enhance learning and provide necessary applied experiences.

Each course is structured to prepare students for the next more advanced course as they move through the program.

The use of new technology, as well as computer skills are a large part of the educational experience. These skills are also needed for future advancement in the HVAC field.

  • ACR 100 Refrigeration Fundamentals
  • ACR 101 Refrigeration Fundamentals Lab
  • ACR 102 HVAC Electricity
  • ACR 103 HVAC Electricity Lab
  • ACR 130 Electrical Components
  • ACR 131 Electrical Components Lab
  • ACR 250 Cooling & Dehumidification
  • ACR 251 Cooling & Dehumidification Lab
  • ACR 260 Heating & Dehumidification
  • ACR 261 Heating & Dehumidification Lab
  • ACR 270 Heat Pump Applications
  • ACR 271 Heat Pump Applications Lab
  • ACR 170 Heat Load and Duct Design
  • ACR 290 Journeymen Preparation
  • ACR 112 Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • ACR 113 Sheet Metal Fabrication Lab
  • ACR 200 Commercial Refrigeration
  • ACR 201 Commercial Refrigeration Lab
  • ACR 210 Ice Machines
  • ACR 299 Cooperative Education Experience

Frequently asked Questions

We offer both day and evening classes in HVAC.
Yes! We offer several nationally recognized Industry certifications exams.
Yes! The classes count for up to one year and 1500 clock hours, for certain levels of completion. Currently, the journeyman requirement is two years and 3000 hours of work experience.

What are my career choices?

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry has a high demand for qualified technicians and Installers.

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Candidates familiar with computers and electronics and those with good troubleshooting skills will have the best job opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair complex new systems.

  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and AC Mechanic (HVAC)
  • Domestic Air Conditioner Installer
  • Domestic Furnace Installer
  • Environmental System Repair Helper
  • Refrigeration Mechanic

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Length of Program

Our program is student paced with some students completing the HVAC curriculum in 3 semesters. Our night program may take 5 semesters to complete based on student desired course load.

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

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.

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Program Contact

John Christiansen

Air Conditioning Technology

Program Coordinator

(859) 246-6775

Ronald Mink

Air Conditioning Technology

Evening Program Instructor/Advisor

(859) 246-6775


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