Unique in the State
55 Credits | 2 Years
Technical Diploma | Financial Aid-Eligible
Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
People who enjoy new challenges will quickly warm up to a career in the climate and energy control technologies industry, traditionally known as HVAC training. WITC will give you the knowledge and skills to repair, service and maintain heating and cooling systems both in commercial and residential settings. As emerging technologies hit the marketplace, WITC's graduates are prepared to install and service them. Through an integrated training process with up to date curriculum, and a state-of-the-art lab setting, WITC's students enter the work force with the skills needed to succeed in this fast-paced industry.
The program operates out of WITC's head-of-the-Great Lakes training center, a state-of-the-art facility on WITC-Superior's campus. Through partnerships with Trane USA, Snap-on Tools, and the National Coalition of Certification Centers, WITC will train you in the areas of electricity, heating, residential air conditioning, refrigeration, geothermal, sheet metal fabrication, direct digital controls (DDC) and commercial HVAC applications. You can leave with industry credentialing in the areas of refrigerant handling safety, tool usage, and control systems. Foundational skills and principles learned in this program prepare you to work in the commercial and residential HVAC/R industry. Periodic site visits with active HVAC/R equipment are incorporated throughout the two year program to enhance student learning. Students also attend several local training seminars, and conferences that feature industry experts so they can stay on top of industry trends, and training. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters.
HVAC/R graduates will be able to:
- Install HVAC/R components
- Service HVAC/R systems
- Troubleshoot HVAC/R systems
- Evaluate HVAC/R system designs
Through partnerships with Trane USA, Snap-on Tools and the National Coalition of Certification Centers, you'll graduate with industry credentialing in the areas of refrigerant handling safety, tool usage and control systems. You'll also attend training seminars and conferences that feature industry experts so you can stay on top of industry trends and training. The program operates out of the head of the Great Lakes training center, a state-of-the-art facility at the WITC-Superior campus.
Learn by doing.
HVAC/R is available at the Superior campus.
Foundational skills and principles learned in this program prepare you to work in the commercial and residential HVAC/R industry. In this program, you will be trained in the areas of electricity, heating, residential air conditioning, refrigeration, geothermal, sheet metal fabrication, direct digital controls (DDC) and commercial HVAC applications.
Unique in the State
There is no other program like this in Wisconsin. You'll gain a specific set of skills that employers in this field look for in an employee.
100% Employment Rate
According to the recent Graduate Survey Responses, 100 percent of HVAC/R graduates were employed within six months of graduating.
This program is certified by the National Coalition of Certifications (NC3). NC3 has developed a comprehensive workforce development program for training and professional certifications.
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Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*
55 Credits | 2 Years
$1,207 for books (including tax)
$1,000 for tools, supplies and uniforms
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the HVAC/R Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration technical diploma.