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The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in an essential industry.

HVACR Trade School in Austin, TX

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The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in an essential industry.

HVACR Trade School in Austin, TX

Train to become an HVAC technician in less than a year.


Expand your knowledge in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR, also referred to as HVAC) in Austin, Texas, a bustling city filled with entertainment and great barbecue. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to train to become HVACR technicians.

Our HVACR program in Austin helps prepare students for entry-level careers.1 Students learn various systems, and graduates are prepared to test for certifications valued by the industry.


HVACR attracts a specific type of student. These students often are interested in problem-solving, enjoy basic math and like working with their hands.

What Makes HVACR Training Different With Us?

  • Connections with employers1
  • Complete the program in less than a year
  • No prior experience needed
  • Hands-on learning that mirrors real-world experience18


No prior experience is needed, since our HVACR courses are designed to build your knowledge from the ground up. Some of the courses at UTI Austin will include:

  • HVAC Core & Basic Electricity
  • Basic Refrigeration Systems
  • Electric Motors, OSHA Construction and Sheetmetal
  • Air Conditioning Systems I
  • Air Conditioning Systems II
  • Heating Systems I
  • Heating Systems II
  • Indoor Air Fundamentals
  • Commercial Refrigeration I
  • Commercial Refrigeration II
  • Electric Heating Systems & Building Management
  • NATE Core & Building Management
  • Codes and EPA 608


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for HVACR technicians in the Austin area was $48,820 in May 2022.58 This means that half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.

Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:77

Courses in the HVACR program cover everything from vent system selection and installation to air handling and hydronics, duct fabrication, and more.


  • HVACR Technician
  • Installation Technician
  • Refrigeration Technician


  • A/C Tech
  • HVAC Specialist
  • Refrigeration Operator
  • Residential Contractor
  • Commercial Service manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Code Inspector
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Energy Analyst
  • Business Owner

Photo from MIAT College of Technology campus. Program coming to UTI Austin.


  • Is HVAC a good career?

    HVAC could be a great career path for those who are natural problem-solvers, enjoy working with their hands, and desire a career where they have the potential to work independently. With the demand for skilled techs and training that can be completed in just 39 weeks, many consider it to be worth it.

  • How long does it take to become an HVACR technician?

    The time it takes to get an education in HVACR can depend on the school you attend. The HVACR Technician training program coming soon to UTI Austin is designed for students to graduate in just 39 weeks.

  • What skills are needed to become an HVAC technician?

    There are a number of skills a professional HVACR technician often possesses, like basic math capabilities (fractions, reading a tape measure, etc.), creative problem-solving, working independently and working with their hands.


With its food trucks, barbecue and long summers, Austin can be a great place to train to become an HVACR technician! Plus, as the second-fastest growing city in the state, there is no shortage of things to do while training in Austin.

For a hands-on career with no two workdays exactly alike, training to become an HVACR technician could be a good move. The UTI campus in Austin, Texas, equips students with this knowledge and prepares them for entry-level careers in the HVACR industry.1


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Pursue a new career with supportive instructors, hands-on learning in our labs and training completed in just 39 weeks. Talk with an Admissions Representative today to get started on your journey!