Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
|32-601-1 (two-year Technical Diploma)
Financial Aid Eligible
Residential. Public. Light Commercial.
The air conditioning and refrigeration industry is one of the fastest growing
occupations. This program will prepare students to design,
install, service, maintain, and operate HVAC/R systems in residential, public,
and light commercial buildings. The basic concepts of geothermal heating and
cooling will be introduced. Students will be trained to service systems in
residential homes, hospitals, government buildings, schools, hotels and motels,
apartment buildings, and office buildings.
This program is unique in the state.
The HVAC/R program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College have adopted new
certification guidelines established by The National Coalition of Certifications
(NC3), working with Trane, a leader in the HVAC/R industry.
NC3 was established to address the need for strong industry partnerships with
educational institutions in order to develop, implement, and sustain
industry-recognized certifications that have strong validation and assessment
NC3 has developed a comprehensive, workforce development program for training
and professional certifications. NC3 members are provided with expert
consultation – from facility planning, faculty training, and the support
necessary for professional certification programs.
Students in this program must:
- Complete application form and submit with fee (fee waiver may apply if
- Complete Accuplacer entrance assessment to determine placement (waiver
may apply with acceptable alternative test scores and/or postsecondary
- Review and sign the
Functional Ability Statement of Understanding
- Complete admissions interview with a WITC counselor (above requirements
should be completed prior to interview)
Mechanical. Skillful. Multi-tasker.
should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:
- General Math/Algebra
- Health/Human Relations
Students of this program should be able to:
- Learn mechanical principles and repair techniques
- Use good judgment
- Follow procedures carefully
- Handle and manipulate tools and equipment skillfully
- Assume responsibility for their work
- Adhere to required standards
- Adapt and handle a variety of duties and interruptions
- Work under pressure
- Move easily and lift 50 pounds
- Distinguish colors
Employers will expect graduates of this program to be able to:
- Install HVAC/R components
- Service HVAC/R systems
- Troubleshoot HVAC/R systems
- Evaluate HVAC/R system designs
The estimated total program cost for the two-year Heating, Ventilation, and
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program is $8,660 (does not include books, tools,
supplies, or uniforms). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on
program and costs.
The above tuition amounts do not include miscellaneous fees
for various courses, tools, books, supplies, or uniforms.
WITC Superior offers two separate scholarships to help offset tuition costs.
Twin Ports Chapter
Construction Specification Institute Awards: 2 @ $375
These scholarships are open to students in the
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program with a minimum
GPA of 2.0.
To apply visit our
Apply for a WITC
Scholarship Web page.
Specific information on program costs to include textbook lists and other
required program materials can be obtained from the
Admissions Advisor at the campus you plan