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Top HVAC Training Schools in Wisconsin

With the cold temperatures recently seen across the country, particularly the Midwest, HVAC training could lead to a promising career. Read below and learn about HVAC training schools in Wisconsin.

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that there are at least ten accredited schools at Wisconsin that offer HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) training programs. HVAC training requires knowledge of engineering principles, physics, mathematics and blueprint reading. In addition to learning installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC systems, the student will gain experience working on systems. The HVAC program is usually divided between half classroom and the other half hands-on training. hvac training image1

How to Get Certified in Wisconsin

HVAC technicians interested in working in Wisconsin must be certified for the level of work they plan to do. HVAC technicians who work as contractors, own the business and engage in the business of installing and servicing heating, ventilation equipment must be licensed and registered by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. An HVAC technicians working as a qualifier must be certified as an HVAC qualifier. To obtain licensure, registration or certification, the technicians must pass a certification exam.

For an HVAC qualifier to be eligible to take the certification exam, he or she must have at least 1000 hours per year (for at least four years) of experience in supervising or performing the actual job of installing and servicing HVAC systems. They must also have completed a 4-year program in mechanical engineering at an accredited college or school. Both certifications or licenses are good for four years.

Salaries for HVAC Technician jobs Wisconsin

According to the BLS, heating, ventilation and refrigeration mechanics and installers earned a mean annual wage of about $47,000 as of May 2012. During that time, there were approximately 3,960 HVAC professionals employed in Wisconsin.

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HVAC Training Campuses in Wisconsin

Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Blackhawk Technical College6004 Prairie Road, Janesville, WI 53547
Chippewa Valley Technical College620 W. Clairemont Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Gateway Technical College-Kenosha Campus3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144
HVAC TrainingN57 W 13466 Reichert Ave, Menomonee Falls, WI 53007 (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Madison Area Technical College3550 Anderson Street, Madison, WI 53704
Mid-State Technical College500-32nd Street North, Wis. Rapids, WI 54494
Milwaukee Area Technical College6665 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Moraine Park Technical College235 N National Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI 54936
Nicolet Area Technical CollegePO Box 518, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Northcentral Technical College-Wausau Campus1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College2740 W. Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54307
Waukesha County Technical College800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Western Wisconsin Technical College304 North 6th Street, Lacrosse, WI 54601
Wisconsin IndianHead Technical College600 North 21st Street, Superior, WI 54880