Industrial Mechanic - HVAC

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 314623

Credits: 30

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,230.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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.

Program Details

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

​Explore financial aid eligibility for Industrial Mechanic - HVAC.

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To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210. 


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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.

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
  • Facilites Maintenance Manager
  • HVAC/Refrigeration or Controls Service Manager
  • Controls Installation Foreman
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Construction Site Foreman
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Owner HVAC/Refrigeration Service Company 

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates12198
    Number of Surveys Sent11188
    Number of Surveys Returned8105
    Percent of Surveys Returned72.7%55.6%62.5%
    Available for Employment595
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Not in Labor Market310
    Percent Not in Labor Market60.0%11.1%0.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed574
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%77.8%80.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation532
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%42.9%50.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation032
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%42.9%50.0%
    Employed - No Response010
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%14.3%0.0%
    Seeking Employment021
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%22.2%20.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.63.43
    Number of Satisfaction Responses595
    Very Satisfied (4)441
    Percent Very Satisfied80.0%44.4%20.0%
    Satisfied (3)053
    Percent Satisfied0.0%55.6%60.0%
    Unsatisfied (2)101
    Percent Unsatisfied20.0%0.0%20.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses8105
    Preparation for Getting a Job222
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job25.0%20.0%40.0%
    Career Change133
    Percent Career Change12.5%30.0%60.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills120
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills12.5%20.0%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education420
    Percent Preparation for Further Education50.0%20.0%0.0%
    Personal Interest010
    Percent Personal Interest0.0%10.0%0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses464
    Before Enrollment031
    Percent Before Enrollment0.0%50.0%25.0%
    While Attending the College323
    Percent While Attending the College75.0%33.3%75.0%
    After Training at the College110
    Percent After Training at the College25.0%16.7%0.0%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses574
    In College District472
    Percent In College District80.0%100.0%50.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District102
    Percent of In Wisconsin20.0%0.0%50.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count432
    Average Monthly Wage$3,311$4,071$4,091
    Average Hourly Wage$19.25$23.67$23.78
    Average Work Hours per Week47.041.341.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Avon Hi-Life Inc Maintenance Technician Johnson Creek
    Service Specialists HVAC Service Technician Sun Prairie
    X-ES Electronic Technician

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