It takes plenty of consideration and time to choose an HVAC school to attend. There are so many questions that need to be answered regarding HVAC schools. Also some students might want to conduct research in advance in order to gain a clearer picture of the best way to advance in an HVAC career following their education. An HVAC school can assist with many career details, and even provide information on job opportunities and leads or training on special certifications that can lead to advancement within a field. That is why it is important for students to look at the entire picture when choosing an HVAC school and make certain they have a thorough understanding of what their education is going to provide them with for working towards an HVAC career.
First students need to know which HVAC schools are located in their city or state. The next thing that they should do is determine what the program costs and the type of training they will receive for their hard-earned money. Is it a general HVAC program or does it include courses that are specifically geared towards certain kinds of systems? When they complete the program will they end up with an associate’s degree in applied science or a certificate? In addition, they want to ensure that the school is accredited from an instituted geared towards HVAC education or from a regional institution.
These factors and more come into play when deciding which specific HVAC school to attend. Here at hvactrainingschools.org, we have grouped specific HVAC programs together that are available within certain states. Some are even available for certain U.S. cities. On each one we provide some useful data, including how many students graduated from the HVAC program of the school during the most recent year (of course, when this data is available). We have also sorted the programs by enrollment and size. We also provide details on accreditation of schools, licensing details and occupation demand for each state. Our list is comprised of large universities, community colleges and small schools, since all of these kinds of institutions offer HVAC programs now.
There are some states with more HVAC schools compared to others due to the fact that there is a greater need for technicians and installers there or because of the state having a higher overall population. For instance, Ohio has the seventh highest population in the U.S and the second most HVAC schools that have been accredited by the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, heating, Refrigeration Accreditation. With cases such as this, the information is provided by hvactrainingschools.org on the state’s occupational demand, licensing requirements and how many new HVAC jobs are expected to be available. We also provide some ideas on organizations and trade associations to join and give accreditation information. Not all states have a link, mainly due to there not being a large number of HVAC schools in certain states. However, HVAC school graduates should know that they can attempt to build their career in just about any place in the country as long as there is high enough job demand and their skills match those that are in most need for the area.
Some U.S. cities have particularly strong career growth when it comes to HVAC jobs. That can be due to the city being located in a very cold or warm setting, lack or availability of certain kinds of fuels, or the recent passing or new energy-savings regulations. In this section of the site, hvactrainingschools.org offers job details for individuals seeking HVAC careers. That includes HVAC career growth forecasts from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for HVAC schools and programs in a city, as well as local resources for licensing and certifications. We do our best to offer career outlooks for those cities in the U.S.where there is expected to be strong HVAC job growth, and update our website with new outlooks and cities whenever forecasts change.