Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician

Degree Type

28-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

31-401-1

Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Evening

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are critical in residential, commercial and industrial settings, and this field is one of the fastest-growing skilled trades. In this program, learn to safely install, maintain and service HVAC equipment. Also get an introduction to alternative energy systems such as photovoltaic, wind and hydroelectric.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

How To Apply

  • Apply online at no cost! Enter our APPLYFREE promo code.*
  • Submit official high school transcript.

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

Those working in HVAC are troubleshooting masters. They often receive calls about heating/cooling issues and, based on limited information, try to determine what the problem may be in advance of checking out the system. If you possess strong mechanical and problem-solving skills, this may be a career for you.

  • HVAC Service Technician
  • HVAC Service Mechanic
  • Install Service Technician
  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Refrigeration Technician

$48,400 – $78,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

As a program student, you will have the opportunity to earn the EPA 608 Refrigeration Certificate.

2

Two-thirds of this program is dedicated to hands-on lab work, while one-third features classroom learning.

3

Job placement rates are high for program graduates; many opportunities exist for careers in residential and commercial settings.

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