Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

314011

Credits: 

30.00
Financial Aid Available

There will always be a need for technicians skilled in the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating and cooling appliances and refrigeration equipment. With new emphasis on energy conservation, a concern for air quality, and the environmental impact of cooling agents, demand has grown for personnel trained in the latest technology.

With this training, you’ll be ready for an entry-level position working on residential and commercial units. Opportunities can be found as a service tech for a dealer of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems, in building maintenance, or in manufacturing. The program includes a job shadowing experience.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician

This program will cost about $5,600* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates8
Graduates Responding6
Employed in Related Occupation4
Employed in Non-related Occupations1
Seeking Employment1
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

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Respondents in Related Occupations

  • HVAC Service Technician; Schneider Heating and Air Conditioning, Onalaska, WI
  • Service Technician; Bagniefski Heating and Air Conditioning, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

HVAC Technician
HVAC Service Technician
Maintenance Technician
Refrigeration Installation Repairer
Commercial HVAC Service Technician
Building Maintenance Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Install HVACR systems.
  • Service HVACR systems.
  • Troubleshoot HVACR systems.
  • Repair HVACR equipment.
  • Analyze HVACR systems.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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