Field Focused Training


All of the courses you take at Northwestern Tech are field-related courses that prepare you to get to work.  You are not required to take unrelated courses to earn your certificate.  Our program can be completed in 11 months, and you could be working in the field in less than a year.

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Career Opportunities


Employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase 28 percent during the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Employers Turn to Us When Hiring

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Instead of placing help wanted ads when hiring, many employers in the field call Northwestern Tech. because our graduates are well-prepared, and ready to go to work.

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Holiday Hours for Northwestern Technological Institute

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Northwestern Technological Institute – our holiday hours are as follows:

December 23, 2013 = No classes, limited office staff from 10 am – 6:30 pm

December 24, 2013 = No classes, limited office staff from 9 am – 1 pm

December 25, 2013 = Christmas (closed)

December 26, 2013 = All classes are in regular session

December 27, 2013 = All classes are in regular session

December 30, 2013 = No classes, limited office staff from 10 am – 6:30 pm

December 31, 2013 = No classes, limited office staff from 9 am – 1 pm

January 1, 2014 = New Years Day (closed)

January 2, 2014 = All classes are in regular session

January 3, 2014 = All classes are in regular session

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Now Enrolling for Day and Evening Classes!

If you’re interested in getting started in the field of heating and cooling, contact our Admissions Department today at

(248) 358-4006.   Take your first step toward a successful tomorrow!

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Northwestern Tech Offers Summer Classes!

Don’t forget, Northwestern Tech. offers classes in Climate Control Technology throughout the summer.   You don’t have to wait until the fall to get back to school and train for a new career.   You can contact an admissions advisor at (248) 358-4006.   Day and evening classes are forming now.

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The Northwestern Tech Family Has Lost a Dear Friend

Recently, the Northwestern Tech family lost an instructor and dear friend, Dieter Karmineke.   Dieter had been an instructor at Northwestern Tech for the last 14 years.   He passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer.   During his 14 year tenure at the Institute, he taught thousands of students, and most importantly, touched so many lives.   Dieter had a profound impact on everyone who had the pleasure to know him.   All of us at Northwestern Tech will miss seeing his smiling face every morning as we have become accustomed to for so long.   Thank you Dieter for all you have done for us and for the students who you gave your all to everyday.   You are truly going to be missed by everyone.   Rest in peace my friend …

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NATE Prep Sessions for Core and Gas Heating in April!

Mark your calendars — Northwestern Tech will be offering  a NATE Core Prep Session and a  NATE Gas Heating Specialty Prep Session, followed by the NATE test in April.    NATE Core Prep Session will be on Friday, April 19th from 9 am-1pm, NATE Gas Heating Specialty Prep Session will be on Saturday, April 20th from 9 am- 1 pm, and the NATE Core and Specialty exams will be given on Friday, April 26th from 9 am- 1 pm.    For more information, please contact Kimberly Martin at (248) 415-0326, or at

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Warm, Cold, Warm, Cold – The New Michigan Winters?

Remember years ago when winter meant three solid months of snow and freezing cold temperatures here in Michigan?  Some experts believe that frequent warmer temperatures during the winter months could be the new Michigan winter experience.   Snow and 18 degrees one day, and 50 degrees the next.   Others believe it is just a fluke and Michigan winters will soon return to being cold and snowy as we have come accustom to from December through February each year.   With only a little more than a month remaining in this winter season,  it appears as if it will continue its unsual pattern.   At least for this year …

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from everyone at Northwestern Technological Institute!   The holidays are a special time to spend with family and friends, to reflect on the year that has passed, and to look forward to the new year ahead.   May you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous new year.

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Northwestern Tech is now an approved NATE Testing Facility!

Northwestern Technological Institute is pleased to announce that it has recently been approved as a testing facility for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Residential/Light Commercial HVAC exams, and we have an exam date scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2012 (registration deadline is 10/12/12).   Technicians who earn NATE certification have proven that they are the finest in the industry.   In addition, NATE-certified technicians are typically in greater demand, are more valuable to their employer, and generate more income.   There are no education or experience requirements to become certified, but it is recommended by NATE that you have at least one (1) year of experience for Installation certification, and at least two (2) years of experience for Service certification.   If you are interested in registering for testing, or would like more information, please contact Kim Acuff at (248) 415-0326.

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