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HVAC/R Technician Program

  • Graduate in 7 months
  • Flexible schedules
  • Earn national certifications
  • Job placement help after graduation

HVAC/R Technician Training Program Overview

Courses Start

Every 10 Weeks

Program Length

30 Weeks

Course Credits

66 Credits

What Is An HVAC/R Technician?

Overall, HVAC/R techs install, repair, and keep systems running smoothly. Additionally, techs help protect our planet by making sure heating and cooling systems meet environmental laws.

Since every building needs temperature control, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technicians are in high demand everywhere.

Because of several factors, demand for HVAC/R technicians is projected to grow in the coming years. That is why now is a better time than ever to get your foot in the door and start your new career.

As an HVAC/R technician you’ll spend your workday:

  • Installing, repairing, and maintaining HVAC/R systems;
  • Cleaning units;
  • Keeping daily logs and records;
  • And much more.

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Your 3 Step Career Path

Undeniably, school is a major commitment and can feel complicated. That is why we’ve broken the process down into 3 simple steps:

HVAC/R Program Description

Because the HVAC training program mixes classroom and lab instruction, you’ll get the best experience. And you’ll build the skills you need to succeed in the HVAC/R industry.

During the course, you’ll learn how to install, maintain, and service different HVAC/R systems. And you’ll earn several national certifications.

Finally, as a graduate, you’ll be awarded a Career Diploma.

Hands-on HVAC/R Technician Training

Firstly, HVAC/R is a hands-on job. So, you’ll be trained by industry pros in fully-equipped shops. Above all, you’ll learn by doing at NTI.

HVAC/R program students get full training in:

  • Safety standards;
  • Home and business systems;
  • Installation;
  • Maintenance;
  • Repair;
  • Electrical wiring.

Earn National Certifications

Employers are always looking to hire certified workers. That is because certifications prove that you know what you’re doing. Furthermore, they prove that you are responsible and take your work seriously.

During your training, you’ll be taught the skills to pass several HVAC/R certifications such as the National Oil-Heat Research Alliance (NORA), EPA 608 Certifications, and Certified Employee Training Program (CETP). 


You’ll train in fully-equipped shops. Additionally, both workshops have standard tools and plenty of HVAC/R units. And as a student, you’ll spend your days solving real problems seen in the field.
Scarborough Maine HVAC/R Shop
Bangor Maine HVAC/R Shop

Funding Your Future

The HVAC/R Technician program qualifies for federal financial aid. During your Admissions Interview, you’ll be given a full overview of the costs and payment options.

After Graduation

As a graduate, you’ll be confident in all areas of the field. All in all, you’ll be ready to start working in the industry. Because of the nature of their work, HVAC/R Technicians work in a variety of places. For example, you can work in:

Companies That Hire Our Graduates.

HVAC/R Technician Specializations

After graduation, you may decide to focus on certain areas of HVAC/R. For example, you might work in all areas, or you may specialize in repair. Basically, the choice is yours.

Job Placement Assistance

You don’t have to search for a job alone! To clarify, once your education is complete, our Career Services Office helps you find a job.

The Career Services Office offers:

  • Help filling out applications;
  • Resume and cover letter prep;
  • Interview techniques;
  • Employer connections;
  • And job fairs.

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F. A. Q

Frequently Asked Questions

Since we’re a school, NTI’s goal is to train as many students as we can. That is why NTI has moved away from traditional semesters and start dates. Generally, NTI programs start every 3 – 10 weeks (depending on the program).

Healthcare Professional training starts every 3 weeks. And programs include:

Phlebotomy Technician training starts every 5 weeks.

CyberSecurity training starts every 8 weeks.

Systems Technology training starts every 8 weeks.

CDL-A Truck Driver training starts every 3 weeks.

CDL-B Truck Driver training starts every 3 weeks.

HVAC/R Technician training starts every 10 weeks.

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Specifically, tuition at NTI ranges from $2,895 to $18,495 depending on the program. And, most programs are eligible for financial aid and GI Bill® benefits

Before any payment is made, all students must take part in an admissions interview with one of our Admissions Representatives. During the interview, the advisor will explain the program, determine eligibility for admission to the program, and discuss financial aid and payment options.

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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


That is because NTI is a nationally accredited career school with State and Federal approval for Financial Aid.

After completing your admissions interview, our Financial Aid Office staff will help you through the whole process. Furthermore, they’ll help you find grants, loans, and scholarships.

Additionally, for programs that are not Title IV eligible, we will discuss several tuition financing options available to students.

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To clarify, NTI is prohibited from guaranteeing job placement. But, the Office of Career Development is available to every student during and after graduation.

The Office of Career Development offers every student:

Job coaching;
Resume and cover letter assistance;
Connections with local employers;
And more.
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For accreditation purposes, NTI is required to place at least 70% of our graduates in careers in their field of study. And NTI’s rate in recent years has been in the high 80’s and low 90’s percentage range.

To summarize, going back to school is a huge commitment in time, effort, and money. So, NTI wants to make sure everyone understands what career training means.

With this in mind, the admissions interview is designed to share information about our programs and career opportunities. As well as measuring employability in your chosen field. Additionally, we’ll also gauge your desire and commitment to graduate.

Currently, all of NTI’s career training programs can be completed within one year. But, course lengths vary depending on the program that is chosen.

Healthcare Training Programs:

HVAC/R Technician Training Program: 30 weeks

CDL-A Truck Driver Training Program: 160 hours

CDL-B Truck Driver Training Program: 80 hours

Network Administration & Design Training Program: 34 weeks

Presently, you can request either an official or unofficial copy of your student transcripts right here on our website.

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*NOTE* There is a $5.00 service fee for unofficial transcripts, and a $10.00 service fee for official transcripts. Payable by credit card only.