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InterCoast Colleges Now Offering Students Two NATE Certification Tests

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The school is allowing students to sit for both the HVAC Support Technician and the Ready to Work exams, reports


(Anaheim, CALIFORNIA)—InterCoast Colleges is pleased to announce the institution is now offering two NATE certification examinations for students taking the HVAC Program. The school is currently allowing students to sit for both the HVAC Support Technician test and the Ready to Work certification exam. InterCoast Colleges will be providing both examinations at the following campus locations: Riverside, Fairfield, Rancho Cordova, Anaheim, and West Covina.

“The nation is currently experiencing a severe shortage of high-quality, verifiably-trained HVAC technicians,” said Geeta Brown of InterCoast Colleges. “When it comes to choosing a technician, the majority of both homeowners and employers feel better and safer about hiring and working with certified professionals. With NATE being the largest and most widely recognized certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and educators across the industry partner with NATE to develop knowledgeable, competent HVAC technicians. Being NATE certified demonstrates that you are proficient in your profession, which leads to increased customer service and business possibilities. This is exactly what we want for our students.”

Designed for early career technicians with 6 months to one year of experience, the NATE HVAC Support Technician certification exam tests a candidate’s general knowledge and HVAC specific knowledge in the areas of safety, tools, heat transfer, comfort, basic science, basic electrical, installation, planned maintenance, system components, and design considerations.

For alumni who successfully become employed in the HVAC field within 90 days of graduation, and maintains that employment for at least 90 days, and successfully files all required placement documents and forms with the school, InterCoast will reimburse the graduate for the cost of the NATE HVAC Support Technician Certification Exam, up to $75, provided graduate takes and passes the examination within one year of graduation.

NATE’s Ready to Work certification exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the fundamental job knowledge and skills for an entry-level technician in the areas of component identification, tools, measurements, electrical safety, general safety, and basic heat transfer. It is designed for entry-level technicians in the HVAC industry and tests knowledge of components, tools, unit measurements, electrical safety, basic heat transfer, and general safety.

HVAC Technician students at InterCoast are allowed to sit for the NATE Ready to Work Exam. InterCoast will pay for the student’s first attempt on the exam, as long as the student takes the proctored examination prior to graduation. Students who do not pass the examination on the first try may take the examination for a test fee of $35, which is the student’s responsibility. While successful completion of the exam is not required for graduation, achieving a passing score is required to earn the Ready to Work certificate.

Brown continued, “Certification is not just about contractor professionalism; it is about customer assurance and satisfaction. Home and business owners choose HVAC contractors who employ NATE-certified technicians to get repairs done right – the first time. NATE Certified HVAC technicians that have passed a nationally-recognized stringent certification test and show readiness to provide competent service. Our team is proud to offer these certification exam opportunities and send well-trained, high-quality, trustworthy technicians out into the world.”

Visit to learn more about InterCoast Colleges’ HVAC training programs how they are providing students with vital opportunities to obtain NATE Certifications.

About InterCoast Colleges:

The central mission of InterCoast Colleges is to provide associates degrees and certificate programs for careers in allied health, business, and skilled trade industries and prepare students to meet employer expectations for entry-level employment. InterCoast strives to support a culturally diverse learning environment for its students.

Media Contact:

Geeta Brown

Anaheim, CA 92805

Telephone: 1-866-787-3888

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Mike Kiefer
Mike Kiefer
2 years ago

Does your Riverside campus test for the Nate certificate and have material to study for the
exam ?

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