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Ever Considered A Career as an HVAC Technician?

Heating and air-conditioning systems control the humidity, temperature, and air quality residential, industrial, and commercial buildings. If it weren’t for refrigeration systems, it would be impossible to store medicine, food, and other perishable items. The job of the HVAC Technician is to install, maintain, and repair these systems.

Typically, the HVAC Technicians are trained in both installation and repair, but will often choose to specialize in either. You won’t find a lot of dull moments in a work day, and you’ll be working with systems that include oil, gas, solid-fuel, multiple-fuel systems, and air-conditioning systems to name a few.

And, that’s not all you’ll be doing! Not only will you be installing, servicing, and repairing industrial and commercial refrigeration systems, but a typical day might find you designing specifications, installing motors, compressors, condensing units, piping, and other components.

Training

There are some great sources of training that include postsecondary trade schools, community and junior colleges, and every the Armed Forces. Programs range between 6-months and 2-years programs. You’ll find yourself studying the theory of temperature control, construction, electronics, and equipment design just to name a few.

Some HVAC Technicians opt to train through apprentice programs, which are basically joint committees that represent local chapters of the Air-Conditioning Contractors of America. Classroom study includes the use and care of tools, reading blueprints, and the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning theory and design. Study may include the legislation and regulations that govern the use of products associated with HVAC systems.

Job Outlook

Generally, as the population grows, the demand for residential and commercial buildings follows suit. HVAC residential systems have an average life-span of 10 to 15 years; and the large number of residential homes built in recent years will come of age by the year 2016. This means there will naturally be a need for qualified HVAC technicians.

There is also an increase in the complexity of HVAC Systems, which means that job applicants with the proper training will be in solid demand.

If career training as an HVAC Technician sounds appealing, why not fill out our application form to start the enrollment process. A WyoTech Representative will be happy to follow up and answer all of your questions.

After all, we’re just as enthusiastic about your future as you are!

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