Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installer

Technical Diploma
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Why choose Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installer?

  • Acquire the hands-on foundation needed for an entry-level position in the HVAC fields.
  • Graduate ready to take the EPA 608 Technician Certification exam for refrigerants.
When nature’s thermostat rises and falls, HVAC installers are there to ensure thermal comfort throughout the day, designing and installing the perfect AC unit or furnace to suit a customer’s needs and budget. Beyond temperature control, the systems they install also contribute to air quality and overall environmental control of buildings.

Program Locations

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning program provides the hands-on foundation needed for an entry-level position in the HVAC fields. Graduates will understand the various components of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, including furnaces, ductwork, boilers, hydronic piping, HRVs (heat recovery ventilators), evaporators, condensers, circuits, and controls.

Students will also explore geothermal, biomass, and solar heating systems. Through hands-on classroom lab activities, students will join various piping types, design and construct ductwork, and install a complete residential HVAC system. They will also learn the electrical skills necessary to read wiring diagrams and troubleshoot mechanical control systems. Graduates are prepared to take the EPA 608 Technician Certification exam for refrigerants.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2022/23 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $4,021.94
  • Books: $0
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $25.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $4,046.94

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10601110 HVAC Heating Fundamentals 2
  10601130 Blueprint Reading for Construction Trades 2
  10483121 Piping Applications 3
  10482107 Construction Fundamentals 2
  10601140 Electricity for the Construction Trades 2
  10442117 Welding Fundamentals 1 1
  10476171 Safety for Construction Trades  1
  Term Total   13 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10483115 Energy Load Estimation and Modeling 3
  10601120 HVAC Air Conditioning Fundamentals 2
  10482103 Electrical Components & Control Circuits 2
  10483113 Hydronics and Heat Pumps 3
  10601121 Intro to HVAC Installation 2
  Term Total   12 Credits
  Program Total   25 Credits

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.



Craig earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is a licensed Master Electrician and Commercial Electrical Inspector in the state of Wisconsin and nationally certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a PV Installation Professional and PV System Inspector. Craig has taught at Mid-State and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association since 2009, drawing on 17+ years of experience in the construction trades. He also began the solar photovoltaic department at Northwind Solar and was its chief operating officer for 12 years. 

“Teaching in renewable energy and the construction trades allows me to bring curiosity, growth, and professionalism to the work of building sustainable infrastructures for the future.”


  • Building Controls Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Installer
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Apprenticeship

"I entered the working world right after high school. After 20 years, I learned that the only way out of that rat race was through school. I realized that through Mid-State I could make myself worth more to a lot more companies. Without a doubt, attending Mid-State was the right decision, and the HVAC Installer program absolutely lived up to my expectations."



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