Get the Skills to Be a Professional HVACR Technician
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9 Month Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technician Career Training Program
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians install, repair, maintain, and upgrade systems that control air temperature and quality in numerous settings and establishments. HVAC job growth is propelled by new construction and the need to retrofit or upgrade older systems as more energy efficient equipment is released and new safety and environmental regulations come into effect.* As systems become increasingly complex, formal training and proper certification are imperative for entering and advancing within the HVAC field.
*MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
HVACR Technician Program Training at MIAT
Working safely on HVACR systems requires a thorough knowledge of the science of heating and cooling, a keen awareness of safety procedures, a proficient familiarity with the tools of the trade, and the ability to perform a variety of manual skills. The HVACR training certification program is composed of both classroom lectures and hands-on learning. Our school’s curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in HVACR while graduates of this certification program will gain advanced skills once employed in the field. In addition to learning various systems, the HVACR certification program teaches students:
- Schematics Use and Interpretation
- Tool Introduction and Application
- Piping and Fitting Basics
- Sheet Metal and Fiberglass Ductwork
- Air Handling and Hydronics
- AC and DC Circuits and Components
- Heating Fundamentals
- Vent System Selection and Installation
- Air Conditioning
- Mechanical and Electronic Controls Troubleshooting
- Load Calculations
- Inspection and Documentation
- Customer Relations
Certification is designed to hold workers to a certain standard of knowledge, productivity, and safety. Achieving HVAC certification before entering the workforce is not only important to employers, but also it ensures that HVACR technicians themselves will know how to conduct themselves and handle their work without having to be instructed on the basics. Three distinct certificates are included in the HVACR certification program:
- EPA Universal Refrigerant Handling Certification including Core, Type I, Type II, Type III, of the Federal Clean Air Act Section – 608 (EPA examinations administered by ESCO on campus)
- EEO Respect and Anti-Harassment
- North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Core exams
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Getting a Certification in HVACR
Regardless of economic conditions, HVACR systems must be repaired or replaced as they age and fail in order to preserve food stores, cool/heat living and work spaces, and maintain optimal environments for warehouses. HVACR technicians are an integral part of the “green jobs” trend, implementing energy efficiency and green construction strategies. Additionally, there is great entrepreneurial potential for those with HVACR industry experience who prefer to be self-employed.
MIAT College of Technology’s HVACR Technician certification program is 9 months in length for full time students, assuming no interruption in training, and is offered at both the Michigan and Texas campuses. The training allows HVACR Technician certification program students to focus on his or her chosen field, graduating faster than it takes to earn a traditional 2- or 4-year college degree or complete a 3- to 5-year apprenticeship.
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Get Backed by Over 50 Years of Success
Since 1969 MIAT College of Technology has helped thousands of individuals get the industry-relevant skills, experience and connections it takes to pursue careers in the skilled trades. After more than 50 years in career education, MIAT has built an excellent reputation and strong working relationships with employers.
MIAT programs are developed in direct response to feedback from industry leaders looking for qualified employees. MIAT partners directly with employers to develop programs specifically tailored to fit their needs. As an MIAT student you will get the relevant, up-to-date skills employers are looking for.
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