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HVACR Technician Program

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HVACR Technician Program

Train for a career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR).1

HVACR Program Overview

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) program is designed to prepare you to pursue a career in less than a year.1 This program prepares students for entry-level careers such as HVACR technician, installation technician and refrigeration technician, just to name a few.77 In addition to learning various systems, you’ll prepare to test for certifications that are valued by the industry.

39 weeks From start to finish
4 campuses Locations to train

HVACR Courses

Our HVACR courses are designed to build your knowledge from the ground up. No prior experience required.

  • HVACR Core, Basic Electricity and Motors
  • Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  • Heating Systems I
  • Indoor Air Fundamentals
  • Heating Systems II
  • Air Conditioning and Alternative Systems
  • Sheetmetal, Installation, Codes and EPA
  • Building Management and NATE Core
  • Commercial Refrigeration I
  • Commercial Refrigeration II

HVACR Technician Training

Working on HVACR systems requires an awareness of safety procedures, knowledge of heating and cooling, familiarity with tools used in the industry, and the ability to perform a variety of manual skills. In the program, you’ll learn all of this and more. Some key topics covered in the program include:

  • Schematics use and interpretation
  • Piping and fitting basics
  • Air handling and hydronics
  • AC and DC circuits and components
  • Sheet metal ductwork
  • Vent system selection and installation
  • Mechanical and electronic controls troubleshooting
  • Customer relations

Invest in Your Future

There’s no shortage of things to do for HVACR technicians. Both residential and commercial industries rely on their expertise to keep systems running.

$51,390 Median annual salary* for HVACR technicians58

*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.

414,000+ Projected total HVACR technician employment in the U.S. by 203172

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a career in HVAC worth it?

    HVACR 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 go off on their own. With the demand for skilled techs and shorter training programs, many consider it to be worth it.

  • Does HVAC require a lot of math?

    Some math is required to become an HVACR technician, but not at a high level. Simple math operations such as fractions and reading a tape measure are the types of math included.

  • Is HVAC hard to learn?

    HVAC isn’t a skill that can be learned overnight — it requires specialized training. However, it’s possible to learn ... maybe quicker than you think! Our program is designed to build your knowledge from the ground up in just 39 weeks, no prior experience required.

  • What is the highest certification for HVAC?

    There are many different HVAC certifications one can obtain, all of which are valuable to have as a technician. Several certifications are included in our program:

    • EPA Universal Refrigerant Handling Certification including Core, Type I, Type II, Type III, of the Federal Clean Air Act Section — 608 (EPA examinations administered by ESCO on campus)
    • North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Core exams
    • R410a
    • OSHA 10 General construction

    Outside of these, there are also higher certifications one can earn as they advance in their career. For example, a typical career path leads toward a state mechanical contractor license, which is considered to be a high-level certification.

  • How long does it take to get a degree in HVACR?

    The time it takes to get an education in HVACR is dependent on the school you attend. At MIAT, you can graduate in as few as 9 months.

  • What does an HVACR technician do?

    HVACR technicians install and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Their day-to-day responsibilities can vary depending on their specialty area, but some common environments they service include homes, factories, schools, hospitals and refrigerated warehouses.

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