MTEC instructors have strategically developed a 3 month long HVAC course that will prepare students to qualify for Maine State licensing in an extremely accelerated time frame. For example, completion of the 6 week long Oilheat Technician Training course will eliminate 6 months of apprenticeship time required by the state for licensing! This new program will also provide students with nationally recognized EPA Certification, allowing them to preparedly seek employment in what is one of New England’s leading workforces.
This program offers intensive courses that are enhanced versions of the National Propane Gas Association’s Certified Employee Training Program (CETP). While traditionally taught as a textbook style course, MTEC has expanded the nationally recognized curriculum to include hands on training on various types of equipment. Students who successfully complete this program will earn NPGA certification, which is the prerequisite to qualify for state licensing endorsements. Once certification is achieved, the initial state license and/or endorsements will be issued per the licensing law.
This six-week intensive program includes training on leading high-efficiency technology and equipment, and highlights the latest energy conservation practices being implemented by professionals in the field. The courses are comprised of hands-on training in our state-of-the-art lab, video simulated operations, and classroom lecture and discussion. This program, along with passage of the State’s Journeyman Exam and (6) months of on-the-job training, will qualify the registrant for the State of Maine Journeyman Oil Burner Technician’s License.
This new class, with more to come, has been created in partnership with the Maine Plumbing & Heating Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) in response to industry demand for an understanding of plumbing techniques and materials, potable water & drainage systems, and how they tie into heating systems.
The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program is divided into three parts. The first part is a four-day course covering EPA Certification & Intro to Air Conditioning. Part 2 is a five-day course covering AC Refrigeration and Troubleshooting, and the third part is a 40-hour training session on Spring Mini-Split Heat Pumps.