School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Industrial Mechanic - HVAC

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314623


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

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All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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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 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester

Second Semester


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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