HVAC technicians are responsible for the installation and repair of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units. They are also sometimes responsible for refrigeration units. HVAC technicians’ jobs are demanding all year round due to climate changes and new ventilation and heating/air-conditioning unites in new or remodeled buildings. Climate control, especially in large industrial and commercial buildings, is critical for safety and health reasons. There are even legal guidelines regarding climate conditions in order to comply with health and safety codes.
Technicians must understand the principles of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid transfer. In addition to climate control and designing and maintaining ventilation units, HVAC technicians regulate indoor air quality for allergens and harmful air particles. With clients and consumers becoming more environmentally conscious, HVAC systems are also employing energy efficient units and systems. Designs and implementation must also take energy consumption and environmental impact into consideration. The responsibilities of a technician are tremendous as they impact the health and well-being of others while strictly adhering to the codes and regulations of several organizations and bodies that determine these standards. A proper education and formal training is absolutely necessary for the success of HVAC technicians.
Career and Salary Information
In the United States, HVAC techs make $42,530 per year on average. Experience, training and education make all the difference in a technician’s salary and rate of promotion. HVAC technicians learn on the job as well as from formal training courses and seminars. Once an HVAC technician is working full time, continuing an education and receiving further degrees and certificates becomes difficult due to time constraints and responsibilities. Online training and programs offer a great opportunity to full time technicians because the courses can be done from the comforts of home. Many of these programs are also flexible with their deadlines and time requirements to accommodate busy workers who have full-time jobs and familiars. A serious HVAC technician should look into online training and programs in order to continue their education, stay with rapidly changing industry trends and to allow themselves the opportunity for career advancement.
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.
Southern Careers Institute
Train for a Career the Texas Way
Southern Careers Institute has been an established Texas institution for more than 50 years, providing students with the professional skills necessary to start a career – and later advance – in their chosen field.
At SCI, we realize and embrace that each student is different. We do our best to understand every student’s needs and goals, and create individual plans of action for success. From the moment you first step foot on campus through graduation and beyond, we dedicate ourselves to helping you reach further than you ever thought possible.
Are you ready to move forward? Do you want more for yourself and your family?
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Choose from the following SCI certificate programs*:
- Business Accounting Specialist
- Business Administration Assistant
- HVAC Technician
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
- Medical Office Specialist
- Pharmacy Technician
At SCI, our instructors and career services staff focus on preparing you for a career after graduation. Your goals become our goals – we don’t succeed until you do.
Need more reasons to choose Southern Careers Institute? At SCI, you’ll have access to:
- Financial aid available for those who qualify
- Interactive, hands-on training for the real world
- Personalized attention from experienced instructors who know you by name and care about your success
- Externship and on-the-job training opportunities
- Career placement assistance
- Programs approved for VA funding
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Southern Technical College
Whether you need to upgrade your skills or change careers, Southern Technical College has the right program to fit your needs. Let us show you how to get the skills you need in a short amount of time so that you can get into a new career fast!
What makes Southern Technical College for you?
- Convenient Locations
- Financial Assistance For Those Who Qualify
- Hands-On Training
- Small Classes/Individualized Attention
- Career Placement Assistance
- Morning or Evening Classes Available
Why Choose Southern Technical College:
- Industry Experienced Instructors
- Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
- Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education
Financial Assistance and Availability
The financial aid team at Southern Technical College is committed to helping you find ways to finance your education. Our team is trained to help you overcome the financial obstacles that may be standing in the way of your education.
Southern Technical College participates in several of the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Financial Aid Programs, which are generally available to those who qualify. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov for more information, learn more about the types of financial aid available, and consumer information, or contact your local campus to speak member of our financial aid team
Career Placement Assistance
Our career service advisors can help you with resume writing, interviewing skills, employer contacts, and the latest job search techniques. We have years of experience in helping graduates gain employment in great jobs with great companies, and we are ready to help you, too! We cannot guarantee your success, but STC has an excellent record of helping graduates find and keep jobs in their field of study. Success after graduation depends on many factors, and we are here to help you along the way!
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