MTI's HVAC/R Technician Program
Are you a natural problem solver who’s ready to begin an exciting new career? HVAC/R technicians are responsible for repairing, maintaining, and installing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. As technology advances and HVAC/R systems become increasingly complex, demand for qualified technicians continues to grow.
Hands-On HVAC Training Classes
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 students 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.
Find an HVAC School Near You
Get the training you need to become an HVAC/R technician in just 9 months at one of MTI’s four campus locations.
What Makes the HVAC/R Technician Program at MTI Different?
Receive hands-on training in labs that simulate real HVAC/R working environments
Complete your HVAC/R training in just 9 months
All MTI HVAC/R instructors have real-world experience
Small class sizes and no general education courses required
Lifetime job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to students who qualify
Flexible class schedules are available
Quick Facts: HVAC/R Training Program
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.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2020 the median annual wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $50,590. According to BLS, the highest 10 percent earned more than $80,820
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “HVAC/R 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.”
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for HVAC/R technicians will increase by 5% from 2020 to 2030.
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
- Basic building construction of HVAC systems
- 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 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.
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 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
Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.