Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC/R) program trains technicians to install, maintain, and repair residential, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems. They follow blueprints, design specifications, and manufacturer’s instructions to install motors, compressors, condensing units, and evaporators, connect equipment to duct work, refrigerant lines and electrical power sources, charge the system with refrigerant, and check for proper operation. Technicians also diagnose problems, test and overhaul compressors, relays, and thermostats, and do required chlorofluor-carbon refrigerants and all the new refrigerants used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. They use a variety of pipe cutters, benders, acetylene torches, voltmeters, thermometers, pressure gauges, and manometers to check air flow, refrigerant pressure electrical circuits.
In the Green Technology portion of the program, students will utilize new technologies for installation of HVAC systems such as GEO Thermal Systems, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, and Solar Power as well as other New Energy saving technologies.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Meet program criteria on Workforce Training Assessment
Accreditation by: North Central Association
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the exam for this certification: ICE Certification
Articulation with: Sinclair Community College. This program is approved for Career Technical Credit Transfer (CT2). Credit earned at MVCTC is transferable to other accredited post-secondary institutions.
Tuition Costs: $6,270
Supply Costs: $2,388
Graduation Rate: 86%
Job Placement Rate: 88%
Median Loan Deficit: $6,819