HVAC/R-MAR Technician Program Overview
The HVAC/R–MAR Technician Program provides installation, repair and maintenance training for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The program also provides installation and repair training for the major appliance industry.
MTI’s HVAC/Refrigeration and Major Appliance Repair Program includes extensive hands-on training led by instructors with real-world experience who provide each student with the basic knowledge and skills needed to become an entry-level employee in the HVAC/R-MAR industries. MTI’s HVAC classes can be taken in any order.
Successful completion of the program will entitle the student to a diploma in HVAC/R-MAR. The student is also required to take and pass the EPA Section 608* Core certification exams.
*The student must take and pass the Core Type I and Type II certification exams.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
- Basic Electricity
- Air Conditioning
- Heat Pumps & Electric Heat
- Major Appliance Repair
- Gas Heat
- Indoor Air Quality
- Employment & Certification Readiness
HVAC/R–MAR Technician FAQ
- What is an HVAC/R-MAR technician?
- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often called HVACR technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.” *www.bls.gov
- How much do HVAC/R-MAR technicians make?
- The median annual wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $48,730 in May 2019, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. *www.bls.gov
- Where can I work as an HVAC/R-MAR technician?
- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “HVACR technicians work mostly in homes, schools, stores, hospitals, office buildings or factories. Some technicians are assigned to specific job sites at the beginning of each day. Others travel to several different locations, making service calls.” *www.bls.gov
- Are HVAC/R-MAR technicians in demand?
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for HVAC/R-MAR technicians will increase by 4% from 2019 to 2029. *www.bls.gov
- How much does HVAC/R-MAR technician training cost?
HVAC/R-MAR at Midwest Technical Institute
HVAC/R is a growing field that requires skilled technicians to complete maintenance and repair work. The HVAC training programs at MTI are hands-on, fast paced, and taught by instructors with years of field experience. MTI’s HVAC classes combine classroom and hands-on lab instruction to train students in the latest HVAC/R technology. The HVAC training at MTI offers students the workforce training they need to learn the skills necessary to enter HVAC/R careers at the entry level. Watch this two-minute video to see what it’s like to begin your career as an HVAC/R-MAR technician with Midwest Technical Institute.
Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
The HVAC training programs at Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) offer students the entry-level skills needed to enter the HVAC/R and major appliance field. The HVAC training and refrigeration repairs school at MTI also includes an HVAC certification in EPA Section 608 Core Type I and Type II.
HVAC/R is a rapidly growing field with a variety of career opportunities that can be pursued after completing HVAC classes and hands-on training at MTI. Once in the field, HVAC includes careers that are centered around building, maintaining, selling, replacing, and repairing HVAC systems. HVAC can be a good career choice for people interested in working with their hands, who like to solve problems, and who like to work with machines.
Graduates of the HVAC program at MTI will be prepared for entry-level careers in a number of HVAC/R roles, including equipment and duct installer, service technician, apartment maintenance technician, sales representative, refrigeration mechanic, field service representative, commercial maintenance, and more.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for HVAC/R-MAR technicians will increase by 4% from 2019 to 2029. *www.bls.gov
The HVAC/R–MAR Technician Program at the Springfield, IL campus is accredited by HVAC Excellence.
MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
MTI is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.
MTI is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org