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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Utilities Technology-Heating & Cooling
This regionally unique program is a combination of Propane and Natural Gas Technology and Heating and Cooling Technology. Students receive hands on experience in residential, commercial and cooling labs as well as sheet metal and duct fabrication work. They also learn how to install, maintain, operate and repair gas distribution systems.

This industry holds an excellent reputation with both great job opportunities and high starting salaries. Employment is available in construction or gas companies as a service or installation technician.

A Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is a graduation requirement for this program.  Students are expected to conform to MTI’s Drug Testing Policy while enrolled in the CDL course.  See the Student Handbook for details. Any student who enrolls in Commercial Driver training must obtain a South Dakota driver’s license in order to complete the CDL training course. See the Course Description for TRAN 100 for a full explanation.

Enrollment Requirement: A student must successfully complete all technical courses in their first program (either Heating/Cooling or Propane/Natural Gas) before enrolling in the second program.

A special note about laptop computers:


This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program. 

Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop. And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop. Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details.

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