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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-401-4
Approximately Less Than 1 Year to Complete
Credit Program
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HVAC Installer Careers

When nature’s thermostat rises and falls, HVAC installers are there to ensure thermal comfort throughout the day, designing and installing the perfect AC unit or furnace to suit a customer’s needs and budget. Beyond temperature control, the systems they install also contribute to air quality and overall environmental control of buildings.

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • HVAC Installer
  • HVAC Technician

Average Median Wage


HVAC Installer Programs

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installer program provides the hands-on foundation needed for an entry-level position in the HVAC fields. Graduates will understand the various components of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, including furnaces, ductwork, boilers, hydronic piping, HRVs (heat recovery ventilators), evaporators, condensers, circuits, and controls. Students will also explore geothermal, biomass, and solar heating systems. Through hands-on classroom lab activities, students will join various piping types, design and construct ductwork, and install a complete residential HVAC system. They will also learn the electrical skills necessary to read wiring diagrams and troubleshoot mechanical control systems. Graduates are prepared to take the EPA 608 Technician Certification exam for refrigerants. Graduates of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning technical diploma may advance into the Renewable Energy Technician program.

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