Heating/Refrigeration/AC (HRA)

You’re looking for a program that offers options, and you enjoy installing and repairing equipment.

Mid offers a variety of pathways, ranging from 30 weeks to two years. And our programs have a 97.5% pass rate on industry licensure tests. Plus, we've invested $1 million in upgrades to our 5,500 square foot HRA lab where you can learn on real heating and refrigeration units.

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Mid's HRA programs have a 97.5% student pass rate, much higher than the national average of 81%!

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Our 5,500 square foot HRA lab provides ample room to learn and train with real-world technology.

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Our training credential takes just 30-weeks, and the associate degree can be completed in just two years.

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Industry-recognized certifications in the HRA Program

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Why Choose Mid Michigan College?

Learn Hands-On

We don't expect you to learn from text books alone, which is why we've invested nearly $1 million in upgrades to our 5,500 square foot HRA lab. Here, you learn on real heating and refrigeration units, so that you are prepared to enter the workforce successfully and quickly. Our cohort-style approach means that you work together as a team with your fellow students, building relationships with one another and your instructors. Plus, take your new skills into the community, installing and renovating heating and cooling systems for local individuals and businesses.

Train Fast

You can enter the workforce or transfer to a bachelor degree program quickly, because of specially-designed fast-track degrees and credentials that can be completed in just 30-weeks to two years. Our five different pathways provide you with many options. Some pathways can be combined for increased marketability and employment opportunities. In fact, Mid Michigan College is one of the only community colleges to offer a geothermal systems training program, which is an advanced credential for HRA degree holders.

Our associate degree in HRA takes only one to two years to complete and offers a full range of courses in the summer. This degree also transfers to bachelor degree programs, including Ferris State University.

Our HRA training credential can be completed in as few as 30 weeks through a condensed fast-track model. This career-focused credential allows for direct career entry in less than one year by including only HRA-specific coursework.

Your Success Matters

Our HRA program provides rich one-on-one learning experiences. Mid's HRA courses kept small in number, so you get attention, get noticed and appreciated, and get opportunities for job placement through the personal connections that they've built at Mid Michigan College.


HVAC/HRA Professionals install, maintain, inspect, and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. This is a hands-on field, in which professionals respond to scheduled or on-call requests for service or installation of equipment. They may provide services to residential and commercial clients. These skilled professionals use problem-solving and mechanical skills to respond to the variety of situational factors and settings in which they work.

Geothermal power uses heat from the earth’s core to provide both heating and cooling in residential, commercial, and utility properties. It is a renewable source of energy and environmentally low-impact. More and more of these systems are being installed every year in the U.S., as they offer great cost-saving and ecological benefits. Geothermal Systems Technicians have HVAC/HRA backgrounds. They consider environmental and topographical conditions in order to recommend and install geothermal systems.

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Job/Career Outlook

Earnings Median Pay $22.64/hour or $47,080/year

Employment Outlook (2016-2026) 15% (much faster than average)

*Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 figures.

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