HVAC/R Technician

Are you a natural problem solver who’s ready to begin an exciting new career? HVAC/R Technician training may be a great option for you! HVAC/R technicians are responsible for repairing, maintaining, and installing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Learn the skills you need to keep homes, schools, and businesses cool in the summer and warm in the winter at MTI’s HVAC/R schools in Missouri & Illinois.

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Daytime and evening classes available

What Makes the HVAC/R Technician Program at MTI Different?


Hands-On Focused

Labs that simulate real HVAC/R working environments

Accelerated Training

Complete your HVAC/R training in just 9 months

Experienced Instructors

Experienced Instructors

All MTI HVAC/R instructors have real-world experience

Evening Classes

Evening Classes Available

Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule

Employment Preparation

Employment Preparation

No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment

Career Placement

Career Placement

Career counseling & placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates

The School of HVAC/R at MTI

HVAC/R techs work on complex equipment, so the training for HVAC technicians requires a combination of theoretical knowledge and technical skills. MTI’s HVAC/R Technician Program in Missouri & Illinois provides hands-on HVAC technical training, helping you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of an entry-level position in the field, including:

  • Testing & installing various types of controls, motors, and fans
  • Identifying & diagnosing the sequence of operation of heat pump applications
  • Identifying & diagnosing the components of a refrigeration system
  • Installing & troubleshooting electric heating furnaces
  • Preparing for employment & certification exam review
  • And more!


Basic Electricity | Air Conditioning | Heat Pumps & Electric Heat | Gas Heat | Indoor Air Quality | Employment & Certification Readiness

The HVAC instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to the classroom and lab to prepare you for entry-level positions in the HVAC industry. MTI’s HVAC/R training combines classroom theory and hands-on lab instruction to train you in the latest HVAC/R technology.

To obtain HVAC certification, students are also required to take and pass EPA Section 608 Core Type I and Type II certification exams.

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Ready to learn more about MTI’s hands-on training programs? Give us a call or fill out the form to get more information.

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Team

MTI’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

MTI Graduates

MTI is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. MTI’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.

Is a Career in HVAC/R Right for You?

Are you wondering if you should pursue a career as an HVAC/R technician? Consider the following:

  • Are you a problem solver who likes to work with your hands?
  • Do you have an interest in mechanics?
  • Do you enjoy tackling new challenges daily?
  • Do you prefer being physical rather than sitting in one place all day?

HVAC Students at MTI

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, HVAC/R could be a good fit for you. Graduates of the HVAC/R Technician Program at MTI will be prepared for entry-level careers in a number of roles, including but not limited to:

  • Equipment and duct installer
  • Apartment maintenance technician
  • Sales representative
  • Refrigeration mechanic
  • Field service representative
  • Commercial maintenance
  • Self-employment
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HVAC/R Technician Class Information

35 weeks (9 months)
Daytime and evening classes available
735 clock hours / 182 additional outside clock hours
28 semester credits

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Quick Facts: HVAC/R Training Program

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC/R technicians are skilled workers who install, inspect, maintain, and repair systems including heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigeration and provide services such as air quality assessment, temperature control, and more.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2022 the median annual wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $51,390. According to BLS, the highest 10 percent earned more than $82,630.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, common work environments for HVAC/R technicians include homes, schools, stores, hospitals, office buildings or factories. Depending on the employer, HVAC techs could be assigned to a specific job site, or travel to several different locations making service calls.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for HVAC/R technicians will increase by 6% from 2022 to 2032. BLS projects about 37,700 openings for HVAC/R techs every year (on average) over the decade.

For more information on MTI program costs, please contact Financial Aid or visit Tuition & Cost.

Check out the HVAC/R FAQ for the answers to frequently asked questions about HVAC/R technicians!

Enrollment & Outcomes

Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program can be found in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our HVAC/R enrollment and outcomes page.

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For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/

Midwest Technical Institute 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

Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.