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Get Certified at Our Maintenance Technician Trade School

Heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and domestic appliances wear out over time, so there is always a need for a mechanic who knows how to repair them or install a new system.

Employers generally prefer applicants with post-secondary training from an accredited training facility. Attend our Maintenance Technician trade school to train as a Maintenance Technician, and and graduate with our nationally recognized Maintenance Technician Certification.

Graduates are qualified to apply for:

  • Registered ACR Technician License
  • EPA License (training & testing are included in our program)
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Launch your Career with our Maintenance Technician Program

After completing the Austin Career Institute Maintenance Technician program you will be able to:

  • Diagnose and repair HVAC cooling issues, calculations, metering devices and leak detection, evacuation, and recovery charging.
  • Diagnose and repair HVAC heating issues, thermostats, electromagnetic devices and to control circuits.
  • Have electrical skills, including 3-ways switches and outlets
  • Install and troubleshoot ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Perform routine maintenance, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and repairing of domestic refrigerators
  • Perform routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing tasks on domestic appliances.
  • Use American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals to identify components of residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Describe the safety equipment used when installing or maintaining residential and commercial HVAC systems
  • Explain concepts of heat transfer and air flow measurement
  • Interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and other industry-related schematics
  • Identify types of tubing and fittings used in the HVAC industry and how they are mechanically joined
  • Discuss principles of condensation, evaporation and compression as they relate to refrigeration
  • Demonstrate use of equipment used to install or maintain residential HVAC systems
  • Demonstrate the troubleshooting, maintenance and installation of residential HVAC systems
  • Use industry paperwork and recordkeeping methods
  • Define customer service and identify work habits that contribute to success on the job
  • Understand interworking of evaporator, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of refrigerant metering device, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of condenser, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of compressor, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of electrical system for residential HVAC systems, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of gas heat and heat pump systems, their behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of commercial and industrial HVAC systems, their behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, their behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component

Maintenance Technician Program Course Description

The program is comprised of six courses. All courses are independent of each other and can be taken without prerequisite.

  • MTC101 – HVAC Cooling
  • MTC102 – HVAC Heating
  • MTC103 – Residential Electric
  • MTC104 – Refrigeration
  • MTC105– Domestic Appliances I
  • MTC106– Domestic Appliances II

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