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We are currently recruiting students for the September 2014 HVAC class only. Please see the MoWINs Advanced Manufacturing Training certificate programs offered every 8 weeks.  Thank you for your interest in the maintenance technician program.  Contact Alison Sheets or Tina Miller with any questions. 

Mineral Area College offers a 330-hour Health Care HVAC Technician Certificate for positions in the health care maintenance field and for

those employees who want to improve their skill level.


Training includes the following areas:

  • OSHA 30 Training/ Safety
  • EPA Section 608 Exam Preparation
  • Electric Motor Controls
  • Thermal Science
  • Environmental Applications
  • Thermal Troubleshooting
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Lab Exercises


The Health Care HVAC Technician Certificate program provides hands-on skills training required by medical building maintenance personnel.

The 15-week program is a combination of classroom
theory and hands-on skill application in Mineral Area
College’s Advanced Manufacturing Lab. Learning
systems feature heavy duty industrial-grade components
similar to what students will see on the job.

The lab equipment and curriculum are designed to
teach basic problem solving skills through computerized
fault insertion, performance measurement, application
devices and load devices.

Twelve hours of college credit awarded with this certificate can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Maintenance offered at Mineral Area College.

Meet the Health Care HVAC Technician Instructor

Bill Sansagraw has been hired as the new maintenance technician in a health care setting program instructor at MAC.

Sansagraw, who joined the college on April 1, said he’s enjoying his teaching experience so far.

“It’s been very satisfying, watching students grasp concepts that were just introduced to them, or watching them connect the dots to discover that what they thought they knew inside and out, might have another perspective,” he said.

Sansagraw holds an associate of science in electrical/electronics from Mineral Area College, a two-year certificate in electrical from UniTec Career Center, and a two-year certificate in HVAC from Ranken Technical College.  Before accepting the instructor position at Mineral Area College, Mr. Sansagraw served as a Biomedical Equipment Manager and Lead Equipment Tech for American Red Cross from
2002 - 2013.

When he’s not teaching at MAC, Sansagraw enjoys fishing, spending time with family, and “repairing anything that’s broken.”


For more information, contact Alison Sheets,
grant program support specialist at Mineral Area College,
at 573-518-3820


Through the MoHealthWINs awarded grant funds, the Department of Labor will be offering tuition assistance for TAA individuals who have lost their job as a result of their job moving overseas (foreign trade), qualified veterans and their spouses, unemployed, underemployed and workers wanting to increase their skill level.

Lab and book fees will not be covered by the MoHealthWINs grant. However, additional financial assistance may be offered to eligible students through the Missouri Career Centers.

Missouri Career Center

403 A Parkway Drive

Park Hills, MO  63601



Healthcare Maintenance Workers


To determine if you meet the MoHealthWINs grant eligibility requirements, contact

Alison Sheets today.

Mineral Area College is among the 13 colleges in the state of Missouri that have been awarded federal funds from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program.

The federal awarding agency is the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.