Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician
Program Details & Tool Bonus Information
A Growing Need for Trained HVAC/R Mechanics and Installers
Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Repair and replacement of HVACR systems is a large part of what technicians do. Climate-control systems generally need replacement after 10 to 15 years. The growing emphasis on energy efficiency and pollution reduction is likely to increase the demand for HVACR technicians as climate-control systems are retrofitted, upgraded, or replaced entirely.
Job opportunities for HVACR technicians are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training at an accredited technical school or through an apprenticeship. Candidates familiar with computer tablets and electronics, as well as those who have developed troubleshooting skills, will have the best job opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair complex new systems.1
High Demand Skills
- Introduction to the Industry
- General Safety as Applied to the Industry
- Tools of the Trade
- Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits
- Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps
- Refrigeration Systems
- Oil Heating Systems / Furnace & Hydronics
- Gas Heating Systems / Furnace & Hydronics
- Maintenance, Service and Troubleshooting
- OSHA 10
- EPA Universal Certification
- Customer Service & Computer Skills
- Job Search Skills, Resume, Interviewing Techniques
Each student in the HVAC/R program will complete a 120-hour internship with a trades-related company. The internship provides you with valuable experience in an actual work atmosphere. You’ll have the opportunity to earn a positive reference for future employment, and may receive an offer of employment!
Faculty and Staff
MTTI instructors are highly experienced in each facet of the HVAC/R Trades taught within the program. Instructors have extensive experience in residential and commercial HVAC/R. Instructors meet the standards of approval by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education (OSE) within the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) and the ACCSC (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.) MTTI Instructors and Staff work together with Career Service Specialists to assist students in pursuing their career goals.
Each student receives a professional tool kit for use throughout the program. Graduates who successfully enter verified training-related employment within 90 days, keep the tools to use on the job. The complete Tool Bonus Policy is outlined in the Student Orientation Booklet. Please see an Admissions Representative for complete details on the tool policy.
Students who successfully complete the 900-hour program will receive a HVAC/R Technician Diploma. Each of MTTI’s programs has been approved by the Massachusetts state education agency and ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.) For more information, please contact us.
Costs for 2016-2017 tuition, fees and supplies, before any Title IV funding loans are applied are listed on the Consumer Information Page for this program.
For information on graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing this program and other important information, please visit the Program Consumer Information Page.
For Gainful Employment information about this program, view the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the HVAC/R Technician program.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17