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Train for an Essential Career in HVAC!

NCE can train you for this great career in just 10.5 months!

Are you thinking about starting a new career? With everything going on in the world today, it’s a great time to consider entering a field that is in high demand. HVAC technology may be a great option for you if you are interested in a hands-on technical career, with plenty of potential for growth and advancement. Like electricians, HVAC techs are skilled tradespeople with a high level of specialized training, and during these difficult times, HVAC technicians are considered essential employees. If you are interested in training for a new career that is in high demand, even during the economic uncertainty of a global pandemic, then consider training for an essential career as a HVAC Technician! Read on to learn more about HVAC, and how NCE can train you in just 10.5 months to succeed in this rewarding industry!

Like other industries, HVAC has certainly been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has remained critical that residences and businesses are able to maintain properly functioning HVAC systems and commercial refrigeration equipment even during the pandemic. As the skilled workers who install, maintain, inspect, and repair heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems, HVAC technicians have been declared essential infrastructure workers, and have remained at work, continuing to provide critical repairs. 

HVAC/R workers are essential because their services are necessary for ensuring continuity of building functions and maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences. While HVAC equipment is important for providing comfort, it is vital for health and safety. Small particles of disease can remain airborne for some period of time, but well-designed HVAC systems provide necessary air filtration and can minimize the spread of airborne disease. Commercial refrigeration equipment is absolutely critical for food and medical supply preservation. If and when equipment does fail, it is imperative HVAC/R technicians are able to respond to calls to repair or replace it as quickly as possible. For these reasons, in March 2020, during the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated HVAC industry employees among “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During the COVID-19 Response.” 

It takes training to be able to install and maintain HVAC systems, and to diagnose and repair problems in those systems. Training from an accredited, reputable training school is the first step towards entering this rewarding career. The National Career Education (NCE), in Citrus Heights, CA, is accredited by ACCET (the Accrediting Council on Continuing Education and Training), ACCSC (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) and is an HVAC- Excellence accredited institution. At NCE, the Commercial Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC/R) program is designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry-level employment in the field in as few as 10.5 months. Under the instruction of experienced faculty, students learn foundational knowledge as well as hands-on skills to master the following:

  • Install, service, and repair residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems 
  • Maintain EPA regulations when troubleshooting and repairing residential and commercial equipment
  • Electrical theory and installation and operation of electrical controls 
  • Basic plumbing skills
  • Welding and soldering using oxy acetylene torches
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of commercial refrigeration systems including refrigerant recovery and evacuation
  • Customer service and professional confidence installation 
  • Computer systems and technology relevant to the industry

Graduates of NCE’s Commercial Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning program will be prepared to test for for nationally-recognized industry certifications including the ESCO EPA certification, 410A, OSHA, and the HVAC Excellence certifications, and are qualified to immediately enter the workforce and begin successful careers as HVAC technicians. Training from an accredited vocational school like NCE and professional certifications such as these demonstrate your knowledge and skills and can help you stand out in a crowded job field. At NCE, you can get the skills, training, hands-on experience, and industry certifications you need to enter and succeed in this growing field. 

 With HVAC/R technician training from NCE, you will be ready to join a growing field that is now in higher demand than ever. Train with NCE for a career as an essential HVAC/R worker and you can position yourself for a rewarding, hands-on career in as few as 10.5 months! If you are ready to take the next step, then call NCE at 916-970-3517 to speak with one of our helpful, friendly admissions representatives. There has never been a better time to invest in yourself and your training; at NCE, we specialize in helping students like you realize their career dreams. You can make your career goals happen with NCE!