MCTC's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program will train you to diagnose problems, perform repairs and conduct maintenance on residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems. Through coursework and hands-on laboratory exercises, you will learn Minnesota Energy Code requirements and diagnostic procedures for HVACR equipment and be trained to fabricate sheet metal and copper, plastic and steel piping. Experienced instructors will prepare you to work with advanced electrical controls, heat recovery ventilators, air cleaning devices, sophisticated air measurement equipment and carbon monoxide testing instruments. You will receive advanced training in indoor air quality technologies and commercial and residential heat pumps. Indoor air-quality training is provided in a specially designed on-site facility. To participate in the program, you should have mechanical aptitude, strong math skills and enjoy problem solving. You also must have above average manual dexterity, be in good physical condition to perform lifting, and be comfortable with heights and climbing ladders. All program participants also must purchase approximately $900 in tools. During the first year of the program, you will take the same courses as students in the Construction Electricity Program, which will give you more electrical training than programs at other schools. It also gives you the opportunity to complete both the HVACR and the Construction Electricity programs in just three years. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Ferris State University.