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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.
Our HVACR courses are designed to build your knowledge from the ground up. No prior experience required.
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:
*Program coming to UTI Avondale pending regulatory approval..
There’s no shortage of things to do for HVACR technicians. Both residential and commercial industries rely on their expertise to keep systems running.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Ready to learn skills needed for a career in the trades?1 We’ll connect you with an Admissions Representative who can help you get started and answer any questions you may have.
1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
10) Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
58) The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as HVACR technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2022 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for graduates. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Graduates’ achievements vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as HVACR technicians, such as installation technicians and refrigeration technicians. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (49-9021) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $42,100 to $58,670 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled HVACR technicians in North Carolina is $23.08 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2022 Occupational Employment and Wages, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $18.75 and $15.82, respectively.
72) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that total national employment for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers will be 414,400 by 2031. See Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2021 and projected 2031, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
77) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI and MIAT prepare graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. Graduates’ achievements may vary. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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