Students interested in becoming HVAC technicians have several schools in Michigan from which to choose. According to both the National Center for Education Statistics and PhDs.org, there are more than 15 accredited HVAC training schools in Michigan. The programs range from 1-year certificate or diploma programs to 2-year associate degree programs.
How to Get Certified in MichiganTo work as an HVAC technician in Michigan, individuals must meet the licensing requirements set by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. HVAC technicians are required to obtain a mechanical contractor’s license through the Michigan Dept of Labor Bureau of Construction Codes Board of Mechanical Rules.
The Board issues licenses in several areas of classification, including HVAC equipment, refrigeration, ductwork, limited heating service, limited refrigeration, air conditioning service and fire suppression, among others.
In order to get the license, the technician must pass an examination. However, the technician can only take the examination if he or she has at least three years work experience in one or more of the classification areas. A different exam must be taken for each classification area.
Salaries for HVAC Technician Jobs in MichiganHVAC mechanics and installers working in Michigan earned a mean annual wage of $47,450, as of May 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This figure is slightly higher than the national average of $43,640. Salaries can vary by location as well as work experience and number of certifications.
HVAC Training and HVAC Schools in MichiganThe state of Michigan not only has several different schools for HVAC training, but the schools also offer a variety of different programs. Here are just a few of the many programs students can choose to begin their HVAC training.
Lansing Community College
• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology Certificate of Achievement
• Associate in Applied Science in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology
• HVAC Air Conditioning Advanced Certificate
• HVACR Heating Advanced Certificate
• HVAC Commercial Refrigeration Advanced Certificate
• Associate in Applied Science in HVACR Technology
Macomb Community College
• Climate Control Technology – Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Certificate
• Climate Control Technology – Air Conditioning Certificate
Northern Michigan University
• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Certificate
Oakland Community College
• Associate in Applied Science in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration – Technical Apprentice offered
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (Diploma)
Dorsey has been a trusted career training school in Michigan for over 80 years!
We offer training programs designed to prepare our students for careers in fields such as healthcare, beauty, culinary, and skilled trades
- HVAC Systems Technician
Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.
HVAC Training Campuses in Michigan
|Ashworth College||6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092||http://www.ashworthcollege.edu|
|Careerline Technical Center||13663 Port Sheldon Road, Holland, MI 49424||http://www.oaisd.org|
|Delta College||1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI 48710||http://www.delta.edu|
|Dorsey Schools – Quality HVAC Systems Technician Training||35005 W Michigan Ave, Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties, MI 48184||hvaccareernow.com/school/46/Dorsey-Schools/37|
|Everest Institute | Train to be an HVAC Technician||21107 Lahser Rd, Southfield, MI 48033||hvac.everestcollege.edu/hvac-schools/detroit?dmredirect=ISGCADEV|
|Ferris State University-College of Technology||1009 Campus Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307||http://www.ferris.edu|
|Grand Rapids Community College||151 Fountain Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503||http://www.grcc.edu|
|Henry Ford Community College||5101 Evergreen Road, Deerborn, MI 48128||http://www.hfcc.edu|
|hvacredu.net (Online Training)||P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844||http://www.hvacredu.net|
|Jackson Community College||2111 Emmons Road, Jackson, MI 49201||http://www.jccmi.edu|
|Kalamazoo Valley Community College||767 West "O" Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009||http://www.kvcc.edu|
|Kellogg Community College||450 Hill-Brady Road, Battle Creek, MI 49015||http://www.kellogg.edu|
|Lansing Community College||422 North Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48901||http://www.lcc.edu|
|M-Tec at Kirtland-Gaylord||60 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735||http://www.mtec.kirtland.edu|
|Macomb Community College||14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088||http://www.macomb.edu|
|Michigan HVAC Vocational Training Center||1521 East Eight Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220||http://www.mihvac.com|
|Mid Michigan Community College||1375 South Clare Avenue, Harrison, MI 48625||http://www.midmich.edu|
|Mott Community College||1401 E. Court Street, Flint, MI 11111||http://www.mcc.edu|
|Northern Michigan University||1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855||http://www.nmu.edu|
|Northwestern Technological Institute||24567 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48075||http://www.northwesterntech.org|
|Oakland Community College||2900 Featherstone Road, Auburn Heights, MI 48326||http://www.oaklandcc.edu|
|Oakland Southeast Technical Campus||5055 Delemere Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073||http://www.oakland.k12.mi.us|
|Oakland Tech Center-NW Campus||8211 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346||http://www.oakland.k12.mi|
|Washtenaw Community College||4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48106||http://www.wccnet.edu|
|Wayne County Community College-Eastern Campus||5901 Conner, Detroit, MI 48213||http://www.wcccd.edu|
|Wayne County Community College-Western Campus||9555 Hagerty Road, Belleville, MI 48111||http://www.wcccd.edu|
|Wm. D. Ford Career-Technical Center||36455 Marquette Avenue, Westland, MI 48185||http://www.wwcsd.net|