HVACR Technician

Next class starts: 8/15/2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.

Locations

Orem Campus - Building B

64%

Completion Rate

100%

Placement Rate

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanics and installers—often referred to as HVAC technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.

As an HVAC Apprentice, you will learn techniques required to install new equipment as well as skills and knowledge to repair and troubleshoot existing equipment. This program is designed with related theory and hands-on application. MTECH’s Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training and (2) classroom instruction. The on-the-job training is provided by an outside sponsor (employer) who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all areas of a chosen trade. The classroom-related instruction is an organized form of instruction, designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of the theoretical and technical aspects of his or her trade. Classroom related instruction will be held at one of MTECH’s Campuses.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Employee photo Jeffrey Heinz
Jeffrey Heinz

jeff.heinz@mtec.edu

Adults and high school seniors only.

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens July 23, 2024 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Some fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

  • Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
  • Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
  • Students must work at least part-time for an HVAC company. However, unemployed first year students may register for courses if there is space available.
  • After class 1A, students must complete the previous HVAC course with a 70% (C) minimum grade
SECTIONCOURSECAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
Fall 2024Introduction to HVACR CareersOrem Campus – Building A1058/15/202410/8/20242:30 PM5:30 PMM,T,W,TH
Fall 2024Introduction to HVACR CareersOrem Campus – Building A1108/15/202410/8/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025Introduction to HVACR CareersOrem Campus – Building A1101/6/20252/27/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Fall 2024Introduction to Air Conditioning, Heating and RefrigerationOrem Campus – Building A10510/9/202412/5/20242:30 PM5:30 PMM,T,W,TH
Fall 2024Introduction to Air Conditioning, Heating and RefrigerationOrem Campus – Building A11010/9/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025Introduction to Air Conditioning, Heating and RefrigerationOrem Campus – Building A1103/3/20254/24/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Fall 2024HVACR Electrical EssentialsOrem Campus – Building A1068/15/202410/8/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025HVACR Electrical EssentialsOrem Campus – Building A1051/6/20252/27/20252:30 PM5:30 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025HVACR Electrical EssentialsOrem Campus – Building A1061/6/20252/27/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Fall 2024Heating SystemsOrem Campus – Building A10610/9/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025Heating SystemsOrem Campus – Building A1053/3/20254/24/20252:30 PM5:30 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025Heating SystemsOrem Campus – Building A1063/3/20254/24/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Fall 2024Basic Refrigeration SkillsOrem Campus – Building A1058/15/202410/8/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025Basic Refrigeration SkillsOrem Campus – Building A1051/6/20252/27/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Fall 2024Advanced Controls and Exit SkillsOrem Campus – Building A10510/9/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025Advanced Controls and Exit SkillsOrem Campus – Building A1053/3/20254/24/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Fall 2024Basic Installation SkillsOrem Campus – Building AHVACR LAB8/15/202410/8/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Spring 2025Basic Installation SkillsOrem Campus – Building AHVACR LAB1/6/20252/27/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,T,W,TH
Schedule Notes: For all courses, not including the DAY TIME course, a priority schedule will be given to students who are employed at least part-time by an HVAC company. For 1st year students, not employed, registration will open on a space-available basis two (2) days before the start date listed.
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Total hours: 630

Course Descriptions
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fees
Introduction to HVACR Careers9030$360.00$245.00$100.00
Introduction to Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration9030$360.00$150.00$25.00
HVACR Electrical Essentials9030$360.00$155.00
Heating Systems9030$360.00$110.00
Basic Refrigeration Systems9030$360.00$65.00
Advanced Controls and Exit Skills9030$360.00$65.00$0.00
Basic Installation Skills9030$360.00$0.00$0.00
TOTALS:630210$2,520.00$790.00$125.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$2,520.00
Application Fee: $0.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Total Course Fees:$790.00
Required Materials:$0.00
Industry Exam Fee:$125.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Safety Glassesrequired for all coursesIncluded in Course Fees
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (MRAC) 22nd Ed – 2 Year Access (Used in all classes EXCEPT for first semester course – Introduction to HVACR Careers)979-8-89118-201-1
Essential Electrical Skills 2nd Ed. for HVACR (Used ONLY for HVACR Electrical Essentials course)979-8-88817-488-3
TABLET Students are not allowed to take tests on phones. All HVAC apprenticeship students are issued a tablet at the begining of their first semester at MTECH to use for all coursework and testing.
International Fuel Gas Code 2021 (Used ONLY for first semeser course – Introduction to HVACR Careers)
HVAC Refrigerant Charging Quick Card (Purchased in Heating Systems course and used in all subsequent courses)
RMGA Study Guide (Used ONLY for first semeser course – Introduction to HVACR Careers)
EPA-608 Study Guide (Binder created by copy center/purchased for Introduction to Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration course only)
HVAC Tables, Equations, and Rules Quick Card (Purchased for HVACR Electrical Essentials course and used in all subsequent courses)1
Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical 6th Edition (Purchased for Advanced Controls and Exit Skills)https://codecheck.com/product/code-check-plumbing-mechanical-6th-edition/
Total Cost of Required Materials$0.00
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  • MTECH Program Certificate in HVACR Technician 
  • Students are prepared to take the RMGA, Section 608 EPA and TRAC Pipe exams.
  •  MTECH HVACR End of Course Ready-to-Work Examination

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

No. Students are responsible for acquiring employment within the industry. The MTECH Student Job Board and the Department of Workforce Services are great employment resources.

Program length
11 months
Total cost
$3,475
Orem Campus - Building B
Program length
11 mos
Total cost
$3,475
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Course Descriptions

Introduction to HVACR Careers
The Introduction of HVACR Careers and RMGA Certification course will prepare students for the Rocky Mountain Gas Association Gas technician certification. Students will learn HVACR mathematics for technicians and be introduced to the HVACR career field identigying multiple career field paths, with an emphasis on future industry changes. Trac Pipe Gas Certfication training provided by AIMR.
Introduction to Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration
An introductory course explaining the principles of Heating, air Conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR). The basic refrigeration cycle and components will be covered. Elementary electrical concepts, electrical heating systems, and hydronic heating systems will be introduced. Guiding principles for services and installing technicians, i.e., hand-tools, safety, energy conservation, certifications, codes, and permits will be introduced. Careers in HVACR will be explored and trade math skills reviewed.
HVACR Electrical Essentials
The skills reviewed in Introduction to Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration will be applied to electrical circuits as basic electrical theory is broadened with activities using various electrical meters to reinforce learning from classroom instruction. Eelctrical components in HVACR systems will be presented as students learn to inerpret and produce vaious electrical diagrams illustrating how these systems are controlled.
Heating Systems
An introduction to heating fundamentals including heat transfer and combustion theory. Furnace types, their specfic control components, and sequences of operation will be covered. Students will also prepare for the Rocky Mountain Gas Association (RMGA) Gas Technician certification exam.
Basic Refrigeration Systems
An introductory course covering the physical and chemical laws governing the principles of refrigeration. A more in -depth study of the refrigeration cycle, system components, refrigerants, and refrigerant controls will be covered.
Advanced Controls and Exit Skills
The Advanced Controls and Exit Skills course is an introduction to advanced electrical principles and theory with regards to residential and commercial HVACR controls, with an emphasis on the following: direct digital controls, electrical wiring, proper grounding of equipment, common proglems such as fraying, corrosino, disconnection, and troubleshooting using the hopscotch method.
Basic Installation Skills
Copper tubing and pipe joinery will be covered, including tools and equipments, and their proper use will be demonstrated while emphasizing safety. Oxy-acetylene, air-acetylene and MAPP equipment will be covered. Installation related devices, wiring, tubing instrallation and sheet metal methods will also be covered. Various hanging and support methods will also be addressed.
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