A pathway to your professional success in the HVAC-R sector!


If you want to make a significant impact on families and businesses in your community while working in the field instead of behind a desk, then MEMA Technical Education Center has the pathway to get you there.

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry is one of the most resilient and fastest-growing sectors in the United States. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the industry will add more than 400,000 stable, well-paying jobs this decade. Heating and cooling businesses need skilled, certified employees.

If you want to pursue an HVAC-R career in Maine, MTEC is the pathway to success!

The education you receive at MTEC is 100% focused on your future career — no “gen. ed.” courses, no filler!

MTEC’s classes are developed and supported by 300+ hiring energy companies throughout Maine and New England. Our Education Foundation Committee comprises business owners and professionals currently working in the industry.

So, whether you’re pursuing training for oilheat, natural gas and propane heating, air conditioning and refrigeration or our full-spectrum HVAC-R Professional Certification Program, you can feel confident that industry leaders have crafted your education to help you truly master your trade.

Our training is hands-on, with up to half of all coursework happening in our state-of-the-art lab space. This comprehensive learning environment allows you to work directly with the types of equipment you will find in the field.

Want to see firsthand how MTEC is a cut above other schools? Schedule a tour!

Embarking on new career training can be stressful, whether you’re graduating from high school, transitioning from military service or pursuing a new professional track. At MTEC, we’re committed to helping you succeed and find a career that will sustain and challenge you for a lifetime.

To make that happen, our team provides tools to quickly maximize your chances of finding good employment. These tools include:

  • Certification that can reduce your apprenticeship time.
  • Training that meets requirements from the Maine Fuel Board, Efficiency Maine, the National Propane Gas Association, the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association and other associations — making you more appealing to potential employers.
  • Assistance scheduling your state certification exams, plus classroom space to take them in.
  • Assistance in securing job interviews with the 300+ companies that support MTEC.

We are proud that more than 90% of students who complete an MTEC program find placement in an HVAC-R job!

Supporting your journey from day one!

MTEC also works with you right from the start to ensure that you have the support you need to thrive in our programs.

If you’re concerned about paying for your training, multiple financial-assistance options are available. We also have arrangements with a high-quality hotel in the area for affordable student lodging less than a mile from campus!

And you can earn while you learn! We offer evening courses, so you can still work a job while receiving your training.

If you want to learn more about MTEC’s processes and policies, read our registration and refund guidelines and our student handbook. You can also speak to us by reaching out through this website.

Join a growing HVAC-R industry that offers stability and limitless opportunities to earn and advance!

CONTACT US TODAY! (207) 729-5298


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