As a student in the Industrial Mechanic HVAC program at Madison College, you will:
- Learn skills necessary to install, troubleshoot and repair a variety of residential, commercial and industrial HVAC and refrigeration equipment.
- Develop residential and commercial processing applications.
- Earn refrigerant 410A safety and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications.
- Understand HVAC retrofit requirements, the use of alternative refrigerants and associated oils.
- Build automation systems using computer and electronic controls.
- Combine management strategies and programmable control applications to cut energy costs and increase efficiency.
- Train on specialized diagnostic equipment and tools used in the HVAC refrigeration industry.
Students in the Industrial Mechanic - HVAC program can attend full or part time.
Industrial Mechanic - HVAC classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Earning your one-year technical diploma in the Industrial Mechanic - HVAC program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work in:
- Facility Maintenance
- Residential, Commercial or Industrial HVAC/Refrigeration service Technician
- Building Automated controls Service Technician
- Building Automated controls Programmer
- HVAC/Refrigeration Installer to include: sheet metal worker, pipe fitter and controls specialist
With additional education and or work experience graduates may find employment as:
- Journeyman Pipe Fitter
- Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker
- Facilities Maintenance Manager
- HVAC/Refrigeration or Controls Service Manager
- Controls Installation Foreman
- HVAC/Refrigeration Construction Site Foreman
- Construction Project Manager
- Owner HVAC/Refrigeration Service Company
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2022-2023 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 credits10-601-3361 credit10-606-2011 credit10-606-2051 creditOne of the following math courses (or higher-level courses that can be found on your degree progress report):Second Semester10-462-1061 credit10-462-3252 credits10-462-3311 credit10-601-3042 credits10-601-3323 credits10-601-3402 credits10-601-3423 credits
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 January 15, 2023
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023
- Application opens on February 1, 2023
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 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
Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing completion of an associate degree or higher
- Note: Effective with the 2023-2024 year, this may be fulfilled with at least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0
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.
Madison College Industrial Mechanic - HVAC program graduates are prepared to do the following:
Lifelong learning: Develop philosophy rutted in continuing education focused on enhancing professional growth.
Technical Skills: Install, trouble shoot, diagnose and repair HVAC/Refrigeration mechanical equipment as well as electronic, pneumatic and automated control systems. Exposure to Facility management strategies and processes that are used to streamline efficiency and cut energy consumption costs.
Employability: Demonstrate good work ethics and reliable behavior highly valued by our industry including:
- Assuming responsibility for decisions and actions
- Utilizing time and stress management
- Display hard work and initiative
- Creativity and logical thinking
- Flexibility and teamwork
- Conscious effort to apply all safety measures as well as follow regulatory codes and established operating procedures.
- Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers, and supervisors using positive interpersonal skills such as respect, integrity and professionalism.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2019 2020 2021 Number of Program Graduates 19 9 13 Number of Surveys Sent 18 8 13 Number of Surveys Returned 10 5 9 Percent of Surveys Returned 55.60% 62.50% 69.20% Available for Employment 9 5 7 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 1 0 2 Percent Not in Labor Market 11.10% 0.00% 28.60% Available for Employment
2019 2020 2021 Graduates Employed 7 4 7 Percent of Graduates Employed 77.80% 80.00% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 3 2 6 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 42.90% 50.00% 85.70% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 3 2 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 42.90% 50.00% 14.30% Employed - No Response 1 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 14.30% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 2 1 0 Percent Seeking Employment 22.20% 20.00% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2019 2020 2021 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3 3.4 Number of Satisfaction Responses 9 5 7 Very Satisfied (4) 4 1 3 Percent Very Satisfied 44.40% 20.00% 42.90% Satisfied (3) 5 3 4 Percent Satisfied 55.60% 60.00% 57.10% Unsatisfied (2) 0 1 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 20.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2019 2020 2021 Number of Primary Reason Responses 10 5 9 Preparation for Getting a Job 2 2 2 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 20.00% 40.00% 22.20% Career Change 3 3 2 Percent Career Change 30.00% 60.00% 22.20% Improvement of Existing Skills 2 0 3 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 20.00% 0.00% 33.30% Preparation for Further Education 2 0 2 Percent Preparation for Further Education 20.00% 0.00% 22.20% Personal Interest 1 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 10.00% 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2019 2020 2021 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 4 7 Before Enrollment 3 1 1 Percent Before Enrollment 50.00% 25.00% 14.30% While Attending the College 2 3 5 Percent While Attending the College 33.30% 75.00% 71.40% After Training at the College 1 0 1 Percent After Training at the College 16.70% 0.00% 14.30% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2019 2020 2021 Number of Employment Location Responses 7 4 7 In College District 7 2 5 Percent In College District 100.00% 50.00% 71.40% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 2 2 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 50.00% 28.60% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2019 2020 2021 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 2 5 Average Monthly Wage $4,071 $4,091 $4,780 Average Hourly Wage $23.67 $23.78 $27.79 Average Work Hours per Week 41.3 41 41 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 Average Hourly Wage $18.50 Average Work Hours per Week 28
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Clasen Quality Chocolate Maintenance Technician Middleton Dept of Health Services - Mendota Mental Health Institute HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist Epic Systems Industrial Maintanance Technician Verona Nestle Purina Industrial Maintanance Technician Jefferson Upland Hills Health Center Industrial Mechanic Dodgeville UW Health Hospitals & Clinics HVAC Specialist Advanced
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