Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)
- Award: Diploma
- Credits: 64
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIA Certified
About this Program
MCTC's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program will train you to diagnose problems, perform repairs and conduct maintenance on residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems. Through coursework and hands-on laboratory exercises, you will learn Minnesota Energy Code requirements and diagnostic procedures for HVACR equipment. You will be trained to fabricate sheet metal and copper, as well as plastic and steel piping. Experienced instructors will prepare you to work with advanced electrical controls, heat recovery ventilators, air-cleaning devices, sophisticated air-measurement equipment and carbon-monoxide-testing instruments. You will receive advanced training in indoor-air-quality technologies and commercial and residential heat pumps. Indoor-air-quality training is provided in a specially designed on-site facility. To participate in the program, you should have a strong mechanical aptitude, strong math skills and enjoy problemsolving. You also must have above-average manual dexterity, be in good physical condition to perform lifting, and be comfortable with heights and climbing ladders. All program participants must purchase approximately $900 in tools. During the first year of the program, you will take the same courses as students in the Construction Electricity program, which will give you more electrical training than programs at other technical colleges. This gives you the opportunity to complete both the HVACR and the Construction Electricity programs in just three years. To schedule a lab tour or discuss the program, call Greg Skudlarek at 612-659-6424. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Ferris State University. Where You Could Work: HVAC residential service companies, HVACR commercial service companies, Gas utilities, Commercial buildings (HVAC maintenance), HVACR equipment sales companies
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403