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Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment is essential in all aspects of modern society from your home to businesses like retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, and HVAC/R equipment is critical in the industrial manufacturing process. Knowing how to build, install, maintain and fix them is a critical skill that is in great demand by employers. As a student in theAir Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program, you will:
- Learn skills necessary to program, assemble, install, troubleshoot, repair and modify machinery.
- Receive hands-on training on residential and commercial Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems.
- Training in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
- Size and design HVAC/R systems used in residential and commercial applications.
- Understand the applications of building automation systems.
- Use a variety of computer and electronically controlled systems in both manufacturing and facilities environments.
- Enhance your career skills vital in today’s manufacturing environment.
Students in the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program can attend full or part time.
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology classes are offered at our Madison Truax campus.
As an Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Technology student in the Associate Degree in Applied Science program, you will receive a required tool kit in the second year of the program that includes all equipment and supplies needed to complete this program. The kits will be covered by the second year course fees.
Earning your two-year Associate Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology at Madison College prepares you for valuable work as:
- HVAC/R Service Technician
- HVAC/R Systems Designer
- HVAC/R Systems Installer
- Building Automation / Controls Technician
- Building Automations System Designer
- Building Automations System Installer
- Lead Facilities Mechanic
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
Get In-demand SkillsTechnology is changing and employers need skilled HVAC workers today.
- Facilities / Maintenance Manager
- Mechanical Systems Engineer
- HVAC/R Project Coordinator
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First Semester10-449-1001 credit10-457-1002 credits10-462-1021 credit10-462-3211 credit10-462-3232 credits10-462-3291 credit10-601-3302 credits10-601-3402 credits10-606-2011 credit10-606-2051 creditSecond Semester10-462-1061 credit10-462-3252 credits10-462-3311 credit10-601-3042 credits10-601-3323 credits10-601-3361 credit10-601-3423 creditsOne of the following math courses (or higher-level courses that can be found on your degree progress report):Third SemesterOne of the following courses:Fourth SemesterOne of the following courses:
Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024
All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:
- High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
- At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
- The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
- Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum
All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.
- Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
- Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
Wisconsin Private SchoolsAny Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.
Madison College Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program graduates are prepared with the following skills:
Life Long Learning
Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain skills and enhance professional growth.
Assemble, install, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair plumbing, HVAC/Refrigeration, building structures, mechanical equipment, electrical, electronic controlled building automation systems. Diagnose complex problems using interdisciplinary technical skills.
Demonstrate work ethics and reliable behavior including, but not limited to, assuming responsibility for decisions and actions, utilizing time and stress management skills, displaying initiative, creativity and logical thinking.
Safety and Regulations
Demonstrate competent application of safety and regulation code compliance.
Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers, and supervisors, using positive interpersonal skills including, but not limited to, respect, integrity and professionalism.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 1 5 Number of Surveys Sent 1 5 Number of Surveys Returned 1 3 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 1 3 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% Available for Employment
2021 2022 Graduates Employed 1 3 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 1 3 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 100.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 0.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 0 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3 3 Number of Satisfaction Responses 1 3 Very Satisfied (4) 0 0 Percent Very Satisfied 0.00% 0.00% Satisfied (3) 1 3 Percent Satisfied 100.00% 100.00% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 1 3 Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.00% 0.00% Career Change 1 1 Percent Career Change 100.00% 33.30% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 33.30% Preparation for Further Education 0 1 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 33.30% Personal Interest 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 1 3 Before Enrollment 0 1 Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 33.30% While Attending the College 0 1 Percent While Attending the College 0.00% 33.30% After Training at the College 1 1 Percent After Training at the College 100.00% 33.30% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 1 3 In College District 1 3 Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 0 3 Average Monthly Wage $4,788 Average Hourly Wage $27.84 Average Work Hours per Week 45 43.3 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions 608 Mechanical Service Technician Poynette Harker Heating and Cooling Service Apprentice Weber Enterprises LLC Lead HVAC/R Service Technician Baraboo
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