DTC's HVAC/R Technician Training Program
If you love working with your hands and enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems every day, consider a career in HVAC and refrigeration! HVAC/R technicians are skilled trade workers who provide a variety of services including repair, maintenance, and installation for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. HVAC/R services are essential across the country, and hands-on training at DTC can give you the skills you need to start an entry-level career. Classes are now enrolling!
HVAC/R Training Program Overview
Attending DTC’s accredited HVAC/R tech school is the first step toward a new career in the HVAC and refrigeration industry. Here’s what you can expect when you attend Delta Technical College (DTC) schools that offer HVAC/R training:
Hands-On HVAC/R Training Classes
Basic Electricity | Air Conditioning | Heat Pumps & Electric Heat | Gas Heat | Indoor Air Quality | Employment & Certification Readiness
The HVAC/R instructors at DTC blend real-world experience with hands-on training to help students prepare for an entry-level career in HVAC and refrigeration. Develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel professionally with HVAC/R training that incorporates classroom theory and hands-on lab instruction designed to help you become more proficient with the latest HVAC/R technology.
To obtain HVAC certification, students are also required to take and pass EPA Section 608 Core Type I and Type II certification exams.
What Makes the HVAC/R Program at DTC Different?
Receive hands-on training in labs that simulate real HVAC/R working environments
Complete your HVAC/R training in just 9 months
All DTC HVAC/R instructors have real-world experience
Small class sizes and no general education courses required
Quick Facts: HVAC/R Program
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that HVAC/R technicians are, “Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers” and “work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.” These skilled trade workers operate in a variety of commercial and residential settings.
For more information, check out: What is an HVAC Technician?
The BLS reports that the median annual wage for HVAC/R technicians (as of May 2020) was $50,590. Additionally, the highest 10% garnered over $80,820 in annual earnings whereas apprentices commonly earned 50% of the wages of more experienced technicians.
For more information, check out: Is HVAC a Good Career Path? What HVAC Technicians Make, Job Outlook, and More
HVAC/R technicians typically have fluctuating work environments, offering tremendous job variety from day-to-day. The BLS reports that “HVAC/R technicians work mostly in homes, schools, stores, hospitals, office buildings or factories.”
For more information, check out: What Does An HVAC Technician Do?
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 (DTC) 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 DTC campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program can be found in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For more information, visit the HVAC/R Technician Program Enrollment & Outcomes.
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.
DTC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
Delta Technical College is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration, Certificate No. C-624. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Delta Technical College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.