HVAC Training

HVAC Training

Are you serious about launching a new HVAC career or
increasing your skills in your current HVAC career?   In either case you will need to obtain
additional training.  You should obtain
these new skills in the shortest time possible and at the lowest cost.

Entry Level Training

If you are just getting started, congratulations on your
decision.  The amount of knowledge you
must gain to function as a tech and to draw top wages can be a little scary,
but the effort is worth it.  As the
saying goes, the way to eat an elephant is by eating one bite at a time.  Break your training into small bites and eat
as much as you can every day.

Here are some bites:

  • Decide if you will attend a trade school, community
    college or on the job training to learn the  HVACR basics?
  • Do you have the finances to attend school full
    time or will you need to work?
  • If you plan to attend school, what is available
    in your area, what are the hours available and how much does it cost?
  • Will you attend classes for 2 weeks or 2 years?
  • What are the best schools?  You should find out which schools your
    potential employers consider the best.
    Call the service manager at some of the companies in the area you want to eventually work for and ask them what the best schools are.  Start a list of potential employers and the
    names of hiring managers for future reference.
  • A few states have apprentice programs.  Check the state by state listings on this
    website.  You won’t need a contractor’s
    license unless you plan to start your own business.
  • You may want to investigate becoming an
    apprentice and joining the local union.
    Check with the Plumbers and Pipefitters local in your area.  The unions have a four year training program.
  • If you don’t plan to attend school, you will
    need to get a job with a company willing to train you.  You will also need to study on your own if
    you want to quickly advance from a low paying job to one with good wages.  If you are a good self study, this is a
    reasonable option.  If you don’t have the
    willpower to study on your own, find a way to go to school.
  • Start reading the posts on this site starting
    with lesson 1.
  • Download a copy of our EPA Certification
    Study Guide.
    Federal Law requires that you obtain EPA Certification to work on air conditioners.

Good luck and get started today.  Employers need more good HVACR tradesmen.

Refrigeration Courses

Refrigeration Courses

It is much more difficult to find Refrigeration Courses than it is to find air conditioning courses.   Both trades are based on the refrigerating effects from the utilization of the refrigeration cycle.  A basic  knowledge in refrigeration science is required before you can fully understand this business and the machines involved.

Refrigeration usually refers to the basic science of refrigeration or to the “Refrigeration Industry” including home and commercial refrigerators, ice making machines, walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers and many industrial refrigerating machines.  The refrigeration industry usually includes machines that are not designed to cool
people.

We will include a list of courses below and update it frequently.  If you find courses you like please let us know so we can add them to the list.  We will have a list for free and paid courses.

Free Refrigeration Courses:

Paid Refrigeration Courses:

Check with the manufacturers of specific types of refrigeration equipment and the manufacturers for factory training.

If you are an entry level student, get the basics from a good community college or vocational school. Read some of the other articles on this site to gain insight into the industry.  Interview contractors and service providers in your area and ask their opinion on the best schools and Refrigeration Courses available.  These are the people who will eventually hire you.

Inquire about any apprentice and intern opportunities or refrigeration courses that might be available while you are attending school.