Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician

Industrial Careers

About the Career

New construction and renovation is all around; buildings require heating, ventilation and air conditioning services. There are many different opportunities for careers in this field. These include residential air conditioning, commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, plant maintenance, appliance repair, apartment maintenance, controls and energy management, and sales. Many technicians even go on to open their own businesses after gaining field experience.

Right now in South Carolina, there is a huge shortage of skilled employees who understand commercial and residential climate control systems. as the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry moves into an era of high-technology equipment and state-of-the-art electronic controls, the job of the HVAC/r service technician is becoming a highly skilled and challenging career. The industry needs people who have strong mechanical aptitude, strong problem-solving skills and the ability to learn about electronics and computers.


Academic Programs

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology

he Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology program provides theory and practice in installing, maintaining and repairing residential and light commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating equipment and systems.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration

The certificate in Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration is composed of the first-year technical courses of the Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology. It provides the graduate with the basic technical skills needed to enter the service industry.

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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Mechanics

The diploma in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanics is also the first year of the Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology. It provides the graduate with the basic technical, math and communication skills needed to enter the service industry.

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Projected Job Growth

+8.6%*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Average Annual Salary

$37,205*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

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Academics

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training

Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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