HVAC/R Technician Program Overview
HVAC/R technicians install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems and equipment. As systems and technology continue to evolve, the demand for qualified HVAC/R technicians grows.
The HVAC/R Technician Program at DTC is hands-on, fast paced, and taught by instructors with years of field experience. HVAC/R training at DTC combines classroom theory and hands-on lab instruction to train students in the latest HVAC/R technology.
Learn the skills necessary to begin your HVAC career in just 9 months with HVAC/R technician training at DTC.
*The student must take and pass the Core Type I and Type II certification exams.
*The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of HVACR technicians to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029
- Basic Electricity
- Air Conditioning
- Heat Pumps & Electric Heat
- Installation & Trade Skills
- Gas Heat
- Indoor Air Quality
- Employment & Certification Readiness
Students at the Horn Lake, MS campus will be required to sit for HVAC Excellence exams prior to graduation in the following disciplines: electrical, air conditioning, and heat.
HVAC/R–MAR Technician FAQ
- HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Often, it’s also referred to as HVAC/R, with the R representing refrigeration. An HVAC/R or HVAC technician is a professional who services HVAC and refrigeration equipment. This includes installation, maintenance, and repair work. Read more: “How to become an HVAC technician”
- The median annual wage for HVAC/R technicians was $48,730 in May 2019, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Generally, as an HVAC/R technician gains more work experience, wages increase. Advanced certifications or specializations may also influence wages.
- HVAC/R technicians typically work indoors in buildings, although they sometimes can work outdoors to service heat exchangers. Common worksites include schools, businesses, office buildings, hospitals, factories, and homes. Read more: “What Does an HVAC Technician Do?”
- HVAC/R technician employment is projected to grow 4 percent through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Commercial and residential construction will drive much of the employment growth, as well as the increasing complexity of climate-control systems, and a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and reduced pollution.
HVAC/R Training Classes at DTC
Many HVAC/R technicians complete HVAC training through a trade school program. The HVAC/R Technician Program at DTC is a 9-month program that combines lecture and lab time to provide students theory and hands-on technical skills.
- Basic electricity
- Blueprint reading
- Mechanical skills
- Troubleshooting skills
- Tool identification and uses
- Building and construction
- Equipment installation, maintenance, and repair
Delta Technical College offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest Delta Tech campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
Is a Career in HVAC/R Right for You?
Is HVAC/R the right career field for you? Consider the following:
- Do you like to solve problems?
- Do you have an interest in working with machines?
- Do you enjoy tackling new challenges daily?
- Do you prefer being physical and working with your hands, rather than working in an office?
If you answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, HVAC/R could be a good fit for you.
Graduates of the HVAC/R program at DTC will be prepared for entry-level careers in a number of roles, including but not limited to:
- Equipment and duct installer
- Apartment maintenance technician
- Sales representative
- Refrigeration mechanic
- Field service representative
- Commercial maintenance
Read more: “How to become an HVAC technician”
The HVAC/R Technician Program at the Horn Lake, MS campus is accredited by HVAC Excellence.
Delta Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
Delta Tech is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.