Evening Air Conditioning, Diesel Class Option Coming To HCC


For the first time in school history, Hopkinsville Community College will offer an evening class option in both air conditioning and diesel technology programs.

Beginning in August, classes will be in a hybrid format that includes online course work and evening hands-on labs.

As such, HCC’s air conditioning technology program has the opportunity for students to earn three short-term certificates that include the following: domestic air conditioner and furnace installer, environmental control systems servicer, and environmental system repair helper.

Those interested in air conditioning technology can learn more at by contacting Instructor Patrick Stallons at (270) 707-3896.

The diesel technology program offers students skills in preventative maintenance and fluid power as well as how to repair diesel engines, agriculture equipment and more. Students who successfully complete the program will earn an agriculture equipment technician diploma and seven certificates focused in specialized areas of diesel repair.

Those interested in diesel technology can learn more by contacting Instructor Jamie Mitchell at (270) 707-3893.

HCC Professional & Technical Studies Division Chair Bob Smith said the school understands the need for flexibility in the times that courses are offered, and that many students who want to pursue training in our technical programs have daytime work hours which limit their ability to take our courses.

This offering, he added, gives that hybrid mix of online book work and evening lab time to allow more students to earn credentials in these high-demand fields.