Prepare for a career in the HVAC/R field in as little as 48 weeks.
If you’re looking for a career field that’s growing, then heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) may be the right path for you.* With Virginia College’s HVAC/R training program, you could be on your way to a satisfying career in as little as 48 weeks.
Even if you have no experience in the field, our HVAC/R program gives you the technical training you need to pursue an entry-level position, allowing you to safely install, troubleshoot, and repair HVAC/R equipment.
In the HVAC/R program, you will:
When you’re looking for HVAC/R training, consider Virginia College. Designed to give you the foundation to start your career, our HVAC/R programs consist of a combination of lectures, labs, and group discussion forums, where you get first-hand experience in a real-world setting, preparing you for what it’s like to work as a professional HVAC/R technician.
Upon successfully completing our practical, hands-on HVAC/R Technician training, you should be prepared to take a variety of certification exams, including the EPA Section 608 Certification for Stationary Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, the Industry Competency Exam (ICE), and the North American Technician Excellence Certificate (NATE).†
When searching for an HVAC/R technical program that prepares you for a career, not just a job, Virginia College is the school for you. With hands-on experience, a laboratory that simulates real-world HVAC/R scenarios, and trained instructors that offer personal attention, you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to start a career in the HVAC/R field.
Here are some of the skills you will learn in our HVAC/R classes:
If Virginia College’s HVAC/R training sounds like it’s the right fit for you, contact us today to get started on the path to a new career.
From industry safety standards to troubleshooting, our classes help you develop the skills that HVAC/R technicians need. Once you graduate with an HVAC/R diploma, you’ll be ready to pursue entry-level opportunities in the field.
Some possible job duties for HVAC/R technicians include:
Some HVAC/R technicians specialize in specific areas, such as:
After completing the HVAC/R training program at Virginia College, our Career Development department helps you search for a job in the HVAC/R field. Our students have started their career in a variety of places, including:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for HVAC/R technicians is $45,110.* This rate will vary depending on location, experience, and specialization. Around 10 percent of HVAC/R technicians are self-employed.
If you’re ready to start training for your career as an HVAC/R technician, request more information about our training program. HVAC/R classes are forming now.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–2017 Edition, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (accessed August 2016). National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual growth or any particular salary.
† Virginia College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of these certification examination, or any other examination, or acceptance by any state licensing board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed.
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