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Industrial Mechanic - HVAC

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314623

Overview

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.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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Admission

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. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210. 

Curriculum

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.

Outcomes

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.
Careers

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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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    33
    Tuition
    $4428.60
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1258.50
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $5687.10
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 11 12 25
    Number of Surveys Sent 11 12 22
    Number of Surveys Returned 8 12 15
    Percent of Surveys Returned 72.70% 100.00% 68.20%
    Available for Employment 7 12 14
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 93.30%
    Not in Labor Market 1 0 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 14.30% 0.00% 6.70%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 7 11 13
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 91.70% 92.90%
    Employed in Related Occupation 4 8 13
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 57.10% 72.70% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 3 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.30% 27.30% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 2 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 28.60% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 1 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 8.30% 7.10%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3 3.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 7 12 15
    Very Satisfied 3 2 7
    Percent Very Satisfied 42.90% 16.70% 46.70%
    Satisfied 4 9 7
    Percent Satisfied 57.10% 75.00% 46.70%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 6.70%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 1 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 8.30% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 8 12 15
    Preparation for Getting a Job 0 6 6
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.00% 50.00% 40.00%
    Career Change 3 3 7
    Percent Career Change 37.50% 25.00% 46.70%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 4 1 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 50.00% 8.30% 13.30%
    Preparation for Further Education 1 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 12.50% 0.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 0 2 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 16.70% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 5 10 12
    Before Enrollment 2 1 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 40.00% 10.00% 16.70%
    While Attending the College 3 2 5
    Percent While Attending the College 60.00% 20.00% 41.70%
    After Training at the College 0 7 5
    Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 70.00% 41.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 7 11 13
    In College District 4 7 9
    Percent In College District 57.10% 63.60% 69.20%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 2 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 14.30% 18.20% 7.70%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 3
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 9.10% 23.10%
    Employer Location Unknown 2 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 28.60% 9.10% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 7 13
    Average Monthly Wage $5,472 $2,959 $3,357
    Average Hourly Wage $31.81 $17.20 $19.51
    Average Work Hours per Week 42.5 41.6 41
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 163 7
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 13 0
    Total Jobs 176 7
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Bethke Heating & Air Conditioning Service Technician Verona
    C&W Facility Services Inc HVAC Technician
    C&W Facility Services Inc Maintenance Mechanic Auburndale MA
    Cool Today HVAC Service Technician Sarasota FL
    Johnson Mechanical Install Technician Portage
    Meriter Hospital Mechanic 3 2
    North American Mechanical Inc Service Technician Windsor
    Patterson Heating And Cooling Installer Dubuque IA
    Pharo Heating HVAC Specialist Waunakee
    Shackelford Heating & Cooling HVAC Service Technician Fitchburg
    UW - Madison Maintenance Mechanic

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu