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Top HVAC Training Schools in Michigan

If you’re looking for a career that allows you to use your mechanical ability and still be around the public, becoming an HVAC technician might be a good fit for you. Read on and learn about the many HVAC training schools in Michigan, as well as what this career requires.
hvc training image1Students 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 Michigan

To 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 Michigan

HVAC 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 Michigan
The 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 

Delta College 
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

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