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    hvac installation technician


      Video: HVAC Installation Technician

      Program Number: 31-601-2
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Technical Diploma (1 year)
      Campus: West Bend
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      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.
      • 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details

      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


      Semester 1
      601-107Electricity and Electronics HVAC3
      601-108Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Schematics2
      601-109***HVAC/R Code1
      601-120Fundamentals of Refrigeration3
      601-121Refrigeration Service Techniques2
      804-107College Mathematics3
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      601-122Residential Air Conditioning3
      601-123Residential Heating Systems3
      601-134Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning4
      801-136English Composition 13
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements30

      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.

      ***Students will obtain OSHA 10 certification thru completion of the HVAC/R Code course (601-109).  

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.