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HVAC Installation Technician


Video: HVAC Installation Technician

Program Number: 31-601-2
School Year: 2018-2019
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: West Bend

Program Description

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) jobs are expected to see higher than average growth for the foreseeable future according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This high job growth creates a need for intensive vocational training in HVAC/R programs, leading students to become skilled technicians in their field.

Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) offers an embedded technical diploma program where students learn the principles of air conditioning and heating service and installation, and design of heating and air conditioning systems. This program includes hands-on training in applications of refrigeration, hot water/steam heating, fundamentals of electricity, electric motors and controls, and studies in the movement of air specific to HVAC/R applications. In 2014, a laboratory and simulated construction environment was completed, giving HVAC/R students a state-of-the-art learning experience.

Credits in the one-year technical diploma may be applied toward the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology associate of applied science degree.

Approximate Costs

  • $134.20 per credit (resident)
  • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Fees shown are 2017-2018 fees; 2018-2019 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Install residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
  • Commission (start up) and service residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
  • Install commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
  • Commission (start up) and service commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
  • Install commercial refrigeration equipment.
  • Commission (start up) and service commercial refrigeration equipment.

Career Opportunities

  • Air-Balancing Technician
  • Service Representative
  • Building Automation Specialist
  • Commercial Refrigeration Technician
  • Computer/Web Based Controls (BAS)
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Employment at an entry level includes: Testing and Balancing of Air and Water Movement; Installation; Energy Auditing; Sales

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

Gainful Employment Data

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Number Title Crs
Semester 1
601-107 Electricity and Electronics HVAC 3
601-108 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Schematics 2
601-109 HVAC/R Code 1
601-120 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 3
601-121 Refrigeration Service Techniques 2
804-107 College Mathematics 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 16
Semester 2
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
601-122 Residential Air Conditioning 3
601-123 Residential Heating Systems 3
601-134 Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning 4
801-136 English Composition 1 3
Total 14
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 30

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Program Guide

For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

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