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Becoming an HVAC or Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning technician can offer people who become certified a opportunity to have a well paid job that allows them the comfort of knowing that they will continuing job security as everyone has some type of heating or cooling system in their home or car that needs to be maintained or repaired. This means that choosing the right HVAC school is an important step in your becoming a HVAC technician.

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Why Brightwood?

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Programs:

  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Locations:  Brownsville

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Southern Careers Institute has maintained a tradition of career training for over 50 years in Texas with campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio & Online courses available to anyone, anywhere.

 

At SCI, we have made it our mission to provide our students with the training they need to be successful in a new career. We offer career training in Medical, Business, Skilled Trades, Cosmetology, & Technology programs. These certification-based programs are designed to make our graduates some of the most marketable job candidates.

 

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Programs:

  • HVAC
Locations:  Harlingen

Our mission is YOUR SUCCESS!

When you succeed, we succeed.  That is why we provide high-quality, specialized career preparation for all our students. Our goal is to help you find your rewarding career.

Our Mission Statement:

To provide high-quality, specialized career preparation or enhancement to meet and cope with technological changes resulting in employment and career success.

Programs:

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Diploma
Locations:  College Station

Get hands-on training with South Texas Vocational Technical Institute. We offer a number of diploma programs in the skilled trades and health and wellness fields at our campuses in Weslaco, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Brownsville, Texas.

Programs:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
Locations:  San Antonio
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Prerequisites

If you are planning on attending a Texas HVAC school or training program you will need a high school diploma or the equivalent. It also helps if you have taken some classes in mathematics, science, mechanical drawing and electronics will also make it the schooling easier for you to become a HVAC technician.

Actual HVAC Schools

There are a number of different schools both online and off line that offer HVAC training. HVAC training schools include community colleges, Universities, and trade schools. Programs from these schools normally run anywhere from 6 months to 2 years although some schools offer a four year Bachelor degree allowing you to specialize in one area or another of the HVAC field. Specializations include such specialties as:

  • Small appliances
  • Large appliances
  • Refrigeration
  • Installation
  • Maintenance Repair

However, your basic HVAC training will cover the basics of most if not all the specialties so that you will have a complete understanding of what of the entire field of HVAC. When choosing a HVAC school be sure to choose an accredited program that is approved by the National Center for Construction Education and Research HVAC Excellence or Partnership for Air conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration as choosing a school that adheres to the centers guidelines is important when it comes to getting your certification and being hired for a job in Houston. Most programs offer both classroom and on hands training to ensure that you gain the most experience and training possible.

What You Will Learn During HVAC Training

Each state has their own specific requirements for HVAC schools and training programs, although the difference in the actual education may be only be slightly different. Some of the things you can expect to learn during your HVAC classes in Texas and hands on experience include:

Using a Wide Variety of Tools

Part of your training to become an HVAC technician will involve you learning how to correctly and safely use a wide variety of tools including:

  • Power drills
  • Flow meters
  • Welders
  • Calipers
  • Watt meters
  • Pressure indicators
  • Air velocity temperature monitors
  • Levels
  • Hand held thermo devices

Other Skills

You will also be required to learn a number of other skills as well. These skills will include:

  • Reading blueprints
  • Building and replacing machinery
  • Machine lubrication
  • Trouble shooting
  • Machine installation, maintenance and repair ( for air conditioners, furnaces, electrical surgery, thermostats, copy tabing systems, and ventilation systems)
  • Equipment design
  • Mechanical drawing
  • Principles of thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat Transfers
  • Refrigeration ( this may be taught separately)
  • HVAC safety

Cost of HVAC Schools

The cost of high quality HVAC school can run from reasonably inexpensive to really expensive with some certificate programs to found for as little as $1200 to $1500 and Associate Degrees running as high $35,000 or more. Online schools often offer the least expensive training, but you do need to arrange for your own hands on experience that usually must be approved by the online school. In addition to the actual costs of schooling, many states require that once you complete your classroom studies you need to work as HVAC apprentice (for 3 to 5 years in most states) before you can sit for HVAC certification exam. There may be added expenses to become an apprentice, but apprentices do earn a portion of the going wage while working under the supervision of a certified HVAC technician.

The reason that some states require an HVAC apprenticeship as part of your schooling is because, there is so many aspects of working as an HVAC that no certificate, associate, or even Bachelor degree program can train you in all aspects of this field, so by requiring an apprenticeship for HVAC graduates the state can be assured that you get the most thorough training possible while giving you the opportunity to earn while you learn. Many states allow you to begin your apprenticeship while attending your classroom classes which cuts down on the overall time you will need to train before you can sit for you certification exam. Check Texas's website to see the latest. Once you have completed all the schooling and training requirements set by your state and passed the certification exam you can begin your career as an HVAC technician. The good news is that getting a job is field is relatively easy especially in larger metropolitan areas.

Pay Scale in Texas

The amount of pay that a HVAC technician can make will depend on a number of variables including, how good you are at your job, what you specialize in, where you work, and the amount of experience you have. Salaries for HVAC technicians can run as low as $60,000 and can easily go over $100k as you pick up experience.

In addition many HVAC technicians get a host of benefits including medical and dental and in some cases even paid car insurance. To top it off most HVAC technicians are also enrolled in good and even great pension plans all of which makes the job they do extremely financially rewarding.


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