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4 Tips for Becoming an HVAC Technician


If you’re good at fixing things, enjoy working with your hands, and are looking for a job that’s always in demand, a career as an HVAC technician may be the perfect fit for you. You’ll get the satisfaction of helping people stay safe and comfortable, the opportunity to work on different projects in different settings.

Here are four tips for becoming an HVAC Technician.

Earn a High School Degree or GED

You can start preparing for a career as an HVAC technician position in high school by taking vocational tech classes, shop classes in plumbing, basic electronics, or electric work, and studying physics and math. Once you earn your high school degree or GED, so you can move on to a nationally accredited HVAC/R Technology program, such as the one at Florida Academy.

Complete Tech Training

Do your research and find an HVAC training program that best suits your needs in terms of cost, time demands, and location. At Florida Academy, you can complete our HVAC/R Technology program in as little as 7 months. You’ll also get hands-on experience in our modern workshop, teaching you the skills you need to work on a range of equipment including air conditioners, heat pumps, commercial rooftop units, electrical boards and more.

Key Certifications

As part of the training, you’ll be prepared to take the EPA Section 608 Universal exam. This certification will give you a competitive edge in the job market. Additionally, upon successful completion of the program, students have the ability to earn the following certificates: R410A Safety Certification, OSHA 10-Hour Department of Labor Card.

Go To Work

After you’ve graduated and have earned key certifications, you can be ‘job-ready’ to join contractors as an HVAC technician, work for supply vendors to sell and recommend industry equipment, or work in other industry-related roles. As a HVAC tech, you’ll have a range of career opportunities to choose from. Plus, our Career Services team can help.

Start Your HVAC Career at Florida Academy

Are you ready to start your career in the HVAC industry? Apply to the nationally accredited HVAC/R Technology program at Florida Academy. With the help of our experienced classroom instruction and hands-on training opportunities in a modern workshop, we prepare students for careers in the field. Apply now, visit our website to learn more, contact us or call 1-800-324-9543.

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