HVAC/R Technician Program Overview
HVAC/R technicians are responsible for repairing, maintaining, and installing HVAC/R equipment – including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. As technology advances and HVAC/R systems become increasingly complex, demand for qualified HVAC technicians grows.
Get the training you need to become an HVAC/R technician in just 9 months at MTI. The HVAC/R Technician Program prepares you to begin a career in the HVAC field through hands-on, fast-paced training led by instructors with real-world experience.
MTI’s HVAC/R training combines classroom theory and hands-on lab instruction to train you in the latest HVAC/R technology. Begin your career as an HVAC/R technician at MTI.
*The student must take and pass the Core Type I and Type II certification exams.
*The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of HVACR technicians to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029
- Basic Electricity
- Air Conditioning
- Heat Pumps & Electric Heat
- Installation & Trade Skills
- Gas Heat
- Indoor Air Quality
- Employment & Certification Readiness
HVAC/R Technician FAQ
- HVAC/R technicians – also commonly referred to as HVAC technicians, HVACR technicians, or simply HVAC techs – are the professionals responsible for keeping indoor spaces cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The majority of their job entails the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of HVAC/R units. Read more: “What is an HVAC technician?”
- The median annual wage for HVAC/R technicians was $48,730 in May 2019, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Generally, as an HVAC/R technician gains more work experience, wages increase. Advanced certifications or specializations may also influence wages.
- HVAC/R technicians work mostly indoors, but occasionally they spend time outside fixing HVACR system components such as heat exchangers. Typical worksites include schools, businesses, office buildings, hospitals, factories, and homes. Read more: “What Does an HVAC Technician Do?”
- HVAC/R technician employment is projected to grow 4 percent through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Contributing factors to employment growth include commercial and residential building construction, increasing complexity of climate-control systems, and a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and reduced pollution.
HVAC/R Training Classes at MTI
HVAC/R techs work on complex equipment, so the job requires a combination of theoretical knowledge and technical skills. The HVAC/R Technician Program at MTI teaches you the concepts and skills necessary to perform the duties of an HVAC technician, including:
- Basic electricity
- Blueprint reading
- Mechanical skills
- Troubleshooting skills
- Tool identification and uses
- Building and construction
- Equipment installation, maintenance, and repair
Read more: “How to become an HVAC technician”
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.
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?
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
Read more: “Is HVAC a good career path?”
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
MTI is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.