HVAC Systems Technician Training Program

Students enrolled in our HVAC Training Program at Dorsey Schools will study maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting and the repair of related equipment. What does HVAC mean? HVAC stands for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning. In this comprehensive program, which provides the opportunity to learn through class work and an externship, students can gain knowledge of the practicalities and technicalities of cooling and heating systems.

HVAC Systems Technician Training Program – Michigan Career Training

The curriculum covers workplace skills and the HVAC basics, including electricity, home heating systems, refrigeration, central heat and air units, as well as residential and commercial systems. Additionally, blueprinting, system design and the now topical environmentally-friendly practices of weatherization and sustainability are taught. Students prepare for EPA Universal Certification. No prior experience in this field is required to enroll in our HVAC training program, just the desire to learn.

  • Install and maintain heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Perform general and preventative maintenance on central heating and air units
  • Calibrate thermostats
  • Change filters
  • Repair motors
  • Service home heating systems
  • Order supplies and equipment needed for HVAC maintenance or installation
  • Handle maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Replace faulty or expired parts in an HVAC system

The HVAC Systems Technician Diploma Program is offered at this Dorsey Schools campus location:

HVAC / Heating Ventilation and Cooling Training includes:

  • A hands-on approach to instruction and learning in the classroom.
  • Fundamental education in HVAC basics, electricity, refrigeration, and residential and commercial systems.
  • An externship is included in the program allowing students to apply what they have learned throughout the program while gaining industry experience.
  • During the course of the program, students will challenge the EPA Section 608 Type 2 Certification exam, which is generally required to work in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry.

Dorsey Schools HVAC Technician Training Program

HVAC Systems Technician Career Outlook

HVAC technicians may enjoy stable employment in one of the country’s most in-demand trades. Typical HVAC technician duties associated with these positions include installing, performing general and preventative maintenance on central heating and air units, servicing home heating systems, and troubleshooting heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. HVAC jobs may be found in residential, commercial, construction, and industrial settings. The tasks and duties that HVAC technicians perform include services such as maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting, repair and/or replacement of HVAC equipment.

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (positions that can be filled by HVAC Systems Technician graduates) is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.a In addition, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (positions that can be filled by HVAC Systems Technician graduates) is projected to grow 15.6% from 2014 to 2024.b

What an HVAC Systems Technician Does
Becoming an HVAC Systems Technician
The Dorsey Schools HVAC Systems Technician Program
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What an HVAC Systems Technician Does

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The Dorsey Schools HVAC Systems Technician Program

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Additional Information

For your reference, we’ve included the links below of several very helpful websites where you can learn more about HVAC Systems Technicians, info pertaining to Jobs as an HVAC Systems Technician, the work HVAC Systems Technicians do, etc.:

aBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited July 11, 2016).

bMichigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2014-2024) Michigan Statewide, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (SOC Code: 49-9021), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2024_MI.xlsx (visited July 11, 2016).