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Adults & High School Juniors and Seniors

MNTC's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Program (HVAC/R) prepares students to enter the residential and light commercial HVAC industry. Students learn to test and service residential & light commercial Heating and Air Conditioning systems, including Heat Pumps. They also learn, safety and work practices, protective equipment, handling pressurized fluids and hazardous substances, and how to use hand and power tools to test and service heating and refrigeration equipment, including those used to measure air flow.

Students who successfully complete this program have opportunities to become employed by Moore, Norman, and Oklahoma City Metro contractors and construction companies.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors.

  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M, to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
Introduction to HVAC/R
Electrical Theory
Refrigeration Systems
Air Conditioning Systems
Heating Systems
Employability Skills
Total Class Hours: 1050




Class Times

  • Start Date: August, October, and January
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:15 - 12:25
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Tools Needed

Please check with your instructor before purchasing tools. Prices may vary.

Credentials Available

  • Department of Labor:
    • OSHA 10 General Industry Safety
  • EPA 608 Universal Certification
  • NATE Credential
    • Residential Industry Competency Exam (ICE)

Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)


Inside HVAC/R

Is this program right for me?


  • Customer-Service Focused
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Information Ordering
  • Communication
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Installation
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Repairing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Operation and Control
  • Active Listening
  • Equipment Selection
  • Time Management
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Coordination
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the MNTC Data Management Coordinator
  • Positive Placement Rate: 94.44%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Residential HVAC Installer
  • Residential HVAC Service Tech
  • Residential HVAC/Refrigeration Repair Technician



Potential Wages

Career Profile

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 47.0201


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Note: MNTC does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Program.

HVAC/R Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: How long will it take to complete this program?

A: One year (two semesters) if going full time and two years (four semesters) if going part time.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What is the difference is the HVAC/R and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 & 2?

A: HVAC/R will be much more in-depth than the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1&2. The hours are also different. There are only day time options for the HVAC/R program. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 & 2 are offered in the evening. The daytime program is eligible for Financial Aid. The evening classes are not eligible for financial aid, but students can request a payment plan with the Bursar Office.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will I obtain my journeyman license at the end of the program?

A: You will not receive your Journeyman License but the hours you accrue will go towards the hours required for the Journeyman license. You may test for the Journeyman's License after completing HVAC/R program. If you pass the Journeyman test, you may be employed as an Endorsed Journeyman until you complete the rest of the hours for licensure.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.