Industrial Mechanic - HVAC


Recent Graduates

There are 18 recent graduates of this Madison College program.


Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.


Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $48,852.

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 - $4,167.00
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

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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 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.


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 Graduates251218
    Number of Surveys Sent221118
    Number of Surveys Returned15810
    Percent of Surveys Returned68.20%72.70%55.60%
    Available for Employment1459
    Percent Available for Employment93.30%62.50%90.00%
    Not in Labor Market131
    Percent Not in Labor Market6.70%37.50%10.00%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed1357
    Percent of Graduates Employed92.90%100.00%77.80%
    Employed in Related Occupation1353
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%100.00%42.90%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation003
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%0.00%42.90%
    Employed - No Response001
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%14.30%
    Seeking Employment102
    Percent Seeking Employment7.10%0.00%22.20%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses1559
    Very Satisfied (4)744
    Percent Very Satisfied46.70%80.00%44.40%
    Satisfied (3)705
    Percent Satisfied46.70%0.00%55.60%
    Unsatisfied (2)110
    Percent Unsatisfied6.70%20.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses15810
    Preparation for Getting a Job622
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job40.00%25.00%20.00%
    Career Change713
    Percent Career Change46.70%12.50%30.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills212
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills13.30%12.50%20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education042
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%50.00%20.00%
    Personal Interest001
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%10.00%
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses1246
    Before Enrollment203
    Percent Before Enrollment16.70%0.00%50.00%
    While Attending the College532
    Percent While Attending the College41.70%75.00%33.30%
    After Training at the College511
    Percent After Training at the College41.70%25.00%16.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses1357
    In College District947
    Percent In College District69.20%80.00%100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District110
    Percent of In Wisconsin7.70%20.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin300
    Percent Outside Wisconsin23.10%0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count1343
    Average Monthly Wage$3,357 $3,311 $4,071
    Average Hourly Wage$19.51 $19.25 $23.67
    Average Work Hours per Week414741.3
    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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