Online HVAC Training Program
All commercial and residential buildings need HVAC systems, and qualified professionals are needed to install, maintain, repair, and replace them. There are 38,500 new HVAC jobs expected to be created each year for the next decade, which makes now a great time to take the first steps toward becoming an HVAC technician.
In our online HVAC Training Program, you’ll build the skills you need to take the first steps toward becoming a successful HVAC tech – on your schedule. Our self-paced program format allows you to study when and where you want, so you can learn how to become an HVAC technician on your terms. Through your courses, you’ll learn the skills needed to install, troubleshoot, and maintain HVAC systems for residential and commercial buildings while preparing for the required Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification, the cost of which is included in your tuition.
Our HVAC certification preparation includes the cost of the EPA Section 608 Certification exam* proctored by the ESCO Institute. This certification ensures you understand how to safely handle chemical refrigerants. Federal law requires all working HVAC technicians to hold this certification.
What you get
- EPA Section 608 Certification exam and prep manual by ESCO (a $75 value)
- Digital Textbook: Fundamentals of HVAC/R
- Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
- Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
- ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
- An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads
Job opportunities for HVAC technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor expects careers for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers to grow 16% by 2026 with 48,800 new jobs**.
Certification may help you obtain work, improve your pay, and boost your career path.
This is one of the most affordable HVAC training programs of its kind.
Advisors, instructors, and account support are all just a call, click, or email away.
HVAC Technician Career Diploma FAQ
Whether you’re new to online education or you have taken online classes before, you may still have questions about how Ashworth’s online career diplomas work. Here’s what you need to know.
Our HVAC classes teach professional-level skills for the real world. Once you complete your online courses and pass the EPA Section 608 Certification exam, your proven skills may be highly valued by heating and air conditioning service companies, home improvement businesses, remodelers, construction companies, and general contractors. After learning more about refrigeration, heating, troubleshooting, and more, you’ll be prepared to take the next steps toward an in-demand career in the field!
We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your HVAC courses online and graduate. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.
Becoming an HVAC technician involves a few steps. First, you need a high school diploma or equivalent. From there, you’ll want to pursue further education and career-specific training in order to ensure you have the skills you need for the job. Earning a career diploma can not only help you gain skills, it can show an employer that you know what you’re doing. Once you’ve earned your diploma or finished training at a technical school, you’ll sit for the EPA certification exam, which is an important credential that is required to work in the field.
HVAC technicians oversee installation, repair and troubleshoot, uphold local HVAC codes, and provide customers with support, layout, design, and installation wiring. Some HVAC technicians do full-service work and others specialize in one area, whether it be installation, maintenance, or repair.
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A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.