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Heating & Cooling Technology

Career Opportunities

  • HVAC Technician
  • Environmental Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Commercial Refrigeration Technician

Average Salary: $50,590

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

100%* Job Placement Rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 13% increase in heating and cooling jobs through 2028. The industry is growing, and the demand for qualified people both in the field and in the office is creating an interesting set of diverse HVACR positions. New career paths for the HVACR industry include energy auditor, green-technology specialist, and equipment performance-testing specialist to name a few.


The Mitchell Technical College Heating and Cooling Technology program is accredited by HVAC Excellence. The program provides students with skills and knowledge in mechanics, electricity and sheet metal. Students also receive extensive training in energy management and environmental controls technology to include renewable energy resources such as geothermal and solar technology. Laboratory time is spent installing and servicing heating and cooling systems, as well as designing and forming sheet metal patterns for ductwork.

Graduates are prepared for an expanding field that includes jobs in sales, service, installation and industrial maintenance for a company or as a self-employed contractor. Some typical jobs include service or installation technician, sales, service trainer, industrial maintenance, supervisor, manufacturer’s representative or business owner.

HCT Program Student Handbook

Students may complete the first year of the curriculum and earn a one-year diploma. 

Mitchell Tech's program director is NATE certified. We proudly display the NATE logo—a symbol recognized throughout the industry as the mark of technician excellence.

Additional Info

*Placement data is gathered through graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, and phone surveys started after six months of graduation. In 2021, 9 of the 9 graduates are represented in the data. Employment rate is figured by: (graduates employed)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment).

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