HVAC Technician Career Overview
HVAC technicians install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments. This also includes refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
Job Duties Include:
- Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment
- Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution
- Join pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel, water, or refrigerant source, to form complete circuit
- Reassemble and test equipment following repairs
- Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring
- Lay out and connect electrical wiring between controls and equipment, according to wiring diagrams, using electrician’s hand tools
- Obtain and maintain required certifications
- Install, connect, and adjust thermostats, humidistats, and timers, using hand tools
- Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area
- Inspect and test systems to verify system compliance with plans and specifications or to detect and locate malfunctions
2013 Median Wage – $21,10 hourly, $43,880 Annually
2012 Employment – 268,000 Employees
2012-2022 Projected Growth – 15%-21% (faster than Avg.)
2012-2022 Job Openings – 123,700
Top Employers of HVAC Technicians – Construction Manufacturing and Self-Employed
HVAC Technician Program Overview
This 13-week program offers the student the entry-level skills necessary to apply for HVAC Technician Jobs. It also provides students the opportunity to gain 3 national credentials that HVAC employers respect in this industry.
Participants may receive:
- Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
- OSHA 10 General Industry Certificate
- EPA Certification in Green Refrigerants
Possible Funding Assistance
- Financial Assistance
- Grant Funding
- Sallie Mae – Loan Financing
Eligible candidates may have assistance options with available funding sources. Contact Workforce Solutions Office for more information about funding assistance that may also include payment plans.
Contact our Career Coach at 540-869-0771.