Are you interested in becoming an HVAC technician but not sure if you need to spend time training for this career? “Anything worth doing, is worth doing right,” Hunter S. Thompson. That is smart advice but not the only reason to get HVAC training. So, are you asking yourself, do I really need HVAC training?
Do I Need HVAC Training?
To become a licensed HVAC technician, you must first complete HVAC training in an accredited HVAC program, complete an apprenticeship and pass the State of Arizona HVAC technician licensing exam administered by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
After completing the HVAC program, you will be ready to work under a licensed HVAC professional in an apprenticeship that lasts a few years. With this experience and a diploma, you will be ready to take the HVAC technician licensing exam to work on your own as a professional HVAC technician.
Why Complete HVAC Training?
There are many reasons for you to complete HVAC training. They include:
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One of the most important reasons to complete HVAC training is to keep yourselfyou’re your customers safe. HVAC systems use electricity and malfunctioning equipment can cause electric shock, release hazardous chemicals, or cause devastating fires.
During HVAC training, you will learn about safety protocols, electricity troubleshooting and get EPA 608 certified. This EPA certification proves your proficiency in handling hazardous refrigerants during the course of your HVAC duties.
Higher Quality Work
Customers want high-quality work the first time. Completing HVAC training will make sure you are fully knowledgeable and have the skills to complete the work in a safe and timely manner.
You will get plenty of hands-on training during the HVAC program so you can make mistakes and learn from them. It is important to make mistakes while you have an experienced instructor supervising you as mistakes in the field can cause catastrophic events.
Customers want to work with HVAC technicians that have completed the necessary steps to become licensed in their field.
Having your license and certification will show customers that you take your job seriously and have completed the necessary experience and education to maintain and repair their HVAC system properly.
Improved Career Path
Those HVAC technicians with licenses and certifications will be that much closer to career advancement.
Once you become a journeyman HVAC technician, you can work on your own and even manage other apprentice HVAC technicians. After completing an HVAC program, the sky’s the limit.
Another reason to get HVAC training is that trade schools offer career services to graduates. It is easier to identify the right apprenticeship with the help of career services staff.
Trade schools take pride in placing graduates in positions that they are passionate about and continuously support graduates throughout the hiring process.
What Can You Learn from HVAC Training?
You will learn many fundamental and advanced topics during HVAC training. Some of the classes that Tulsa Welding School (TWS) offers include:
Fundamentals of Electricity
During this course, you learn the basics of electricity. You will study schematic writing, test meter usage, and safety processes for handling electricity.
Fundamentals of Solar
During this course, you will learn about the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems. This includes design and installation. Further, this course teaches solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical, and electrical design.
Fundamentals of Refrigeration
This course teaches you about the mechanical and physical properties of the refrigeration cycle. You will use tools from the refrigeration industry with hands-on training during workshops focused on real-world scenarios.
Comfort Systems – Residential and Commercial
You will review both residential and commercial air conditioning and heating systems, during this course. You will maintain and repair HVAC system components including motors, fans, electrical components, and compressors.
Refrigeration Systems and Practices
During this course, you will learn how to maintain, monitor, and manage walk-in refrigerators and freezers.
Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques
This HVAC course trains you in electrical and troubleshooting skills. It also prepares you for the EPA Section 608 certification exam.
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 HVAC program offered at the Tulsa, OK, Houston, TX and Jacksonville, FL campuses contact us at Tulsa Welding School, call 1-855-806-4921.