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Two things people will never stop needing… air conditioning during warm summer months and heat in the winter. For these reasons, HVAC technicians will always be in demand.
Becoming an HVAC technician isn’t as hard as you may think. It also doesn’t take long to train. In fact, you can complete the full program in less than 9 months.
If you are fresh out of high school looking for a trade, or older and looking for a career change, this could be the profession for you.
Continue reading to see how you can get trained in this high-demand field.
Earn a High School Diploma or GED
Not everyone wants to become a doctor or lawyer. Some people are good with their hands and want a challenging career that provides a great reward.
The HVAC tech is a trade that usually requires a minimum of a high school diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma) or shows that you have the ability to benefit from the training. Rules may differ by state, so be sure to verify requirements for your region.
If you’re lucky, high schools in your area may offer training in their magnet or trade programs. This is a perfect field to consider if you are not looking to attend a four-year university and want to start a career soon after graduation.
Complete an HVAC Technician Program at a Technical College
An HVAC Training Program is often offered at community or technical colleges. In most instances, the program range from 9 to 12 months.
To become a technician, you will need training. Most HVAC companies will prefer someone with formal training from an accredited post-secondary school.
Although you can take other routes, it may require additional time to receive the required training to enter the field.
Do an Apprenticeship to Get On-the-job Training
So you’ve decided to bypass the formal route of attending a trade school or technical college. This does not limit your ability to work as an HVAC technician.
If you are lucky, you may participate in an apprenticeship program. There may also be opportunities for on-the-job training if you can get on with an employer who sees your potential.
The downside to taking this route is that it could require a 3 – 5-year commitment before you receive the skills needed. To shorten this time, you could do an apprenticeship while enrolled in school.
Are You Ready to Become an HVAC Technician?
InterCoast College has the perfect HVAC Technician Training Program. In as little as nine months you can be well on your way to a promising career.
If you are ready to take that next step and join the ranks of skilled HVAC Technicians, click here to request program information.