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The HVACR Technician Program at MIAT Houston is designed to help students train to pursue careers in the industry in less than a year.

HVACR School and Training in Houston, TX

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


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The HVACR Technician Program at MIAT Houston is designed to help students train to pursue careers in the industry in less than a year.

HVACR School and Training in Houston, TX

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

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MIAT Houston will merge with UTI Houston in 2024. We'll streamline program offerings and offer enhanced support services to improve the training experience.


Expand your knowledge in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR, also referred to as HVAC) in Houston, Texas, a bustling city filled with entertainment, live events and great eats. HVACR technician training at the MIAT College of Technology campus in Houston, Texas, is designed to help students train to pursue careers in the HVACR industry in less than a year.1

While training at MIAT Houston, students learn various systems. After completing training, students are prepared to take the exam for the EPA 608 Universal Certification, an HVACR certification 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 at MIAT Houston?

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


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

Refrigeration System Fundamentals and Math

This course begins with a study of basic math and mathematical formulas that are used by technicians when performing daily activities. Students explore the fundamentals of refrigeration, including enthalpy, combined gas law, compression and absorption.

Service Basics

Students learn the criteria for selecting the proper tools for a job. With the ability to select the proper tools, students then learn how to properly and safely use the tools that are essential to an HVACR technician.


Students dive into the characteristics and applications of pure and blended refrigerants, as well as the various lubricating oils used in refrigeration systems. This class exposes students to operating principles of compressors used in comfort air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Basic Electricity, Magnetism and Electronics

Students are introduced to electrical theory and principles and their application to HVACR systems. This course also introduces DC and AC circuit operation and electrical fundamentals.

Motors and Electric Control Systems

Students learn the function of various electrical components and their functions. This class will familiarize students with the operation, testing and adjustment of conventional and electronic thermostats, as well as the operation of common circuits used to control HVACR systems.

Air Conditioning Systems I

Students learn the principles of ductless and central air-conditioning systems, as well as absorption and evaporative cooling and the operation of components and their locations.

Heating Systems I

This class expands on what was learned in Air Conditioning Systems I, exposing students to humidity control, thermostats, heating and cooling loads. This course also familiarizes students with air conditioning installation, troubleshooting and service.

Installing and Servicing Commercial Systems

Students learn how to install and service commercial systems. This class involves troubleshooting by system diagnosis and component diagnosis.

Other HVACR courses at MIAT Houston:

  • Compressors, Valves and Metering Devices
  • EPA 608 Certification
  • Indoor Air Fundamentals
  • Air Conditioning Systems II
  • Heating Systems II and NATE Certification
  • Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Startup and Shutdown


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for HVACR technicians in the Houston area was $49,660 in May 2022.58 This means 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:78

HVACR courses at MIAT Houston are designed to build students’ knowledge from the ground up.


  • 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

Is HVAC a good career?

Jan 20, 2023, 18:07 PM
This is 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 the ability to complete training with us in less than a year, many consider it to be a good career.1
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With its food trucks, endless entertainment and long summers, Houston can be a great place to train to become an HVACR technician! For a hands-on career with no two workdays exactly alike, training to become an HVACR technician could be a good move.1 MIAT Houston can help equip students with industry knowledge and prepare them for entry-level HVACR careers.
Seeing makes the difference. Decide if MIAT Houston’s HVAC technician training is right for you by scheduling a campus tour.

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   Houston, TX 77073

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Pursue an HVAC career with supportive instructors, hands-on learning in our labs and training completed in just 9 months. Get started on your path toward an exciting future today!