Are you ready to become a licensed HVAC technician? There are three steps to becoming a licensed HVAC tech in Dallas. Each one is an important step toward becoming a confident and successful HVAC technician.
Step #1: Complete an HVAC/R Program
The first step toward becoming a licensed HVAC technician in Dallas is to complete the Refrigeration Technologies program at Tulsa Welding School (TWS). This program can be completed in as little as 7 months and will prepare you for an apprenticeship in Dallas.
The Refrigeration Technologies program trains you in the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technologies (HVAC/R). This hands-on training program prepares you for job opportunities as entry-level positions in refrigeration service and maintenance.
During this HVAC/R program, you learn the fundamentals of electricity, solar and refrigeration. You also learn how to install, maintain, and repair HVAC systems. Further study focuses on refrigeration systems and practices as well as advanced troubleshooting techniques.
In addition to classroom theory, you put the HVAC theory to the test with real HVAC systems in a supervised setting. Instructors allow you to make mistakes and learn from them before you start working on real client HVAC systems. This helps you build confidence to start working as an apprentice right after graduation.
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Step #2: Complete an Apprenticeship
After graduating from an HVAC/R program you have a well-rounded knowledge of HVAC systems and receive hands-on training supervised by industry experienced instructors. Plus, TWS can help find you an apprenticeship in Dallas. We have close ties within the community and HVAC organizations look to us for highly trained HVAC technicians.
An apprenticeship is an important step to becoming an HVAC technician. The apprenticeship offers 3 to 4 years of hands-on experience that utilizes your knowledge and skills learned from an HVAC/R program at TWS. You will be able to shadow other licensed HVAC technicians and get expert advice that will prepare you to become a licensed HVAC technician.
Step #3: Apply for the HVAC License from the State of Texas
Contractor licenses are administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
To apply for an HVAC license in the State of Texas, you must complete 4 years of an apprenticeship. However, the licensing requirement does offer the ability to replace one year of experience with a diploma from an accredited HVAC/R school. This way, you can complete your HVAC/R training from TWS and only need 3 years of apprentice work to qualify for the HVAC license. It’s a win-win.
Ready to take the first step toward becoming an HVAC technician? Let Tulsa Welding School help with our Refrigeration Technologies program at our Dallas Metro campus. We can help you build a strong foundation with classroom lectures and real-life experience, that you can build upon through your HVAC career. And we will be with you every step of the way.
Want to Learn More?
Because HVAC is a hands-on job, technical training is typically required for anyone to enter this field. Many people decide to invest in a trade program to learn the trade skills they need to be safe and effective as a professional. To learn more about our Commercial Refrigeration Training program offered at our Dallas, TX campuses contact us at Tulsa Welding School, call 1-855-981-7313