Particularly in the South, you know how valuable your central heating and air conditioning are to the comfort of your home. Air conditioning technicians are in great demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, during the next decade, job growth in the industry is expected to grow at 15% – faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for mechanics and installers was $45,910 in May, 2016. Graduates of the Air Conditioning Technology Program are preferred by employers over those who have no post secondary education.